While out for a leisurely drive today we stopped off near Portaferry with a flask of tea and some sandwiches at a spot on a quiet little coastal road. There was a couple already there who had the same idea as us. When i seen their car sitting there i simply had to ask if they minded if i could take a few shots of it. The guy was very friendly and didn’t mind at all and actually removed some stuff from the back seat so as not to spoil the image. He told me it’s a 1954 MG TF and he’s had it since 1960 and has had no problems with it at all. The saying “they don’t make things like they used to anymore” is certainly true. The car was very well looked after and was gleaming and i know that HDR images can really do justice to cars like this so that’s the technique i used here. I then added a lightroom preset and a little sharpening to finish it off.
Went out with a friend today for a walk in the forest to find some mushrooms to photograph (makes a change from birds). It’s been a while since i made an HDR image but when i saw this strange little shroom i just had to give it the HDR treatment to retain as much detail as i could. The strange thing is that this is actually edible!!! Because the coloration fades with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name ‘Deceiver’. Shot info: 3 shot AEB @ f/16, ISO 100, merged to HDR with Photomatix Pro, finished off in Photoshop CS5.