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One Photo Focus – Week 31

Emilio Pasquale's image edited by KCinAZ
Emilio Pasquale’s image edited by KCinAZ

 

Thanks Emilio for sharing with us such a fantastic image of vintage trucks for us to work on.  I just bought a new book, my first on Lightroom and actually read through it as I edited the picture.  Mostly in Lightroom I stepped through the right-side panels and tried out a few different settings which enhance the color, hue and saturation plus a few others.  Hopefully not overdone.  Next, the image was cropped and straightened a slight bit.  In Photoshop I used the band-aid to remove the rope/hose from the right side and to take a few spots out of the yellow truck window.  Lastly, in Photoshop the patch tool was used to remove a couple of rocks and the piece of wood.  This was a fun learning image for me and can’t wait to see how everyone else approached it.  Thanks, Stacy, for all your hard work to get this off the ground.  I really enjoyed working on Emilio’s image.  Stop by Emilio’s site to see more of what he has done. I owe him a big thanks.  I’m actually going to use my rendition at our cabin called IronWorks.

There were many different renditions of the image.  Stop by Stacy’s Visual Venturing and take a peak.

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Humanity Series – 3

The Rush of Humanity:

 

We are like ants streaming forth from the proverbial piles
searching for the known, unknown, youth and droll.
We take to the streets and beaches reaching for miles
following patterns in an ant-like rush to reach our goal.

Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge – Humanity

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Inside: Bus 804

This bus slowly maneuvered the passage along the Needles Highway in South Dakota and with breath-taking awe didn’t get stuck!  This area is famous for rock climbing on granite needle-like peak formations along the highway.   I count myself lucky to often be in the right place at the right time and this was no exception.  You may even notice that there are people standing on the granite ledges above the bus to the left and directly above.

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I was lucky enough to be on the ground on the approach.  Then mostly, bold enough to weave my way through several other onlookers and picture takers to get to the front and take this shot.  I don’t think the driver had more than an inch or two to spare on either side of the bus.

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Barrett-Jackson 2014

This long time custom and vintage car show and high end car auction has in our minds turned Hollywood.  If the rich and famous were not there, their cars were.    This year the Barrett-Jackson show expanded to almost double the size with larger tents, comfortable seating for lunch or beverages, real restrooms!!  They now have a separate area for the high end vintage car/auto sponsors  and another for the multitude of specialty vendors.   It was easier to maneuver about and see what one wanted to browse without bumping into a dozen other people along the way.

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Steel Dreamz – Appreciation Party

Scott Cawley and Pam Contes, our good friends,  really know how to throw a sweet customer appreciation party at their specialty hot rod showroom in Gilbert Arizona appropriately named Steel Dreamz.   The Greek and I were there earlier this week for their happy hours celebration.  This was Scott and Pam’s prelude to the hottest week of car auctions in the Scottsdale Arizona area; Russo Steele and Barrett-Jackson Car Auctions.   Steel Dreamz have several of their best cars up for auction in the Russo Steele Auction that is this week in Scottsdale.

If you are looking for that perfect sport car, hot rod or muscle car or if you would like someone for a consignment of your own muscle car then send an email to Pam at pmcontes@hotmail.com for more information.  She knows muscle cars!

The showroom is strategically appointed with muscle cars, auto memorabilia and a diner style loft above the courtesy bar.  It has the look and feel of a night club as much as a hot rod showroom.   The cars range from the very affordable for the newbie buying their first muscle car to the seasoned collector looking for that special treasure.

Steel Dreamz (the 2nd showroom)
335 North Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Ph. 480-545-6605