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photoblog image 1955 International Harvester 100

1955 International Harvester 100


Back in July we had an antique car show in town and my camera went crazy.
This was my favorite of them all...the only one that wasn't painted to the nines and just 10 years my junior.


(I'm trying my hand at "fake" HDR from a single raw image.)


1955 International Harvester 100


Back in July we had an antique car show in town and my camera went crazy.
This was my favorite of them all...the only one that wasn't painted to the nines and just 10 years my junior.


(I'm trying my hand at "fake" HDR from a single raw image.)


comments (54)

my heart drops every time I see one of these work horses on the rural roads of Georgia, Ginnie. They are incredibly photogenic.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Viktor. I kept coming back to this one over and over again. I couldn't get enough of it. Thanks.
This is a beautiful image. Great colors, texture and a lot of character.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland, for stopping by and commenting.
Ah back to one of my favourites - corrosion. Great photo Ginne.
Ginnie Hart: HA! It kinda fits with your last Recession/Depression series, Chad! smile Thanks.
I love the details you found on this wonderful machine, such as the handle on the side of the hood.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry. The shadows made such little details really stand out.
  • MARIANA
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2009, 03:05
Wow.. what a brilliant framing ! And these colors - just incredible !!!
Ginnie Hart: This was one image that I simply could not desaturate, Mariana! smile Thanks.
wow!!! i love love the colors, the rust and teal look so cool the way they have blended!!! great shot, great truck!!
Ginnie Hart: Teal is one of my favorite colors, Elaine, so that's one reason I was drawn to this beauty. I was also intrigued by the red wheel rims! Thanks.
I'm sure the other vehicles were gorgeous, but this one has more than "looks" - it has character, and probably a story, too! Love it!
Ginnie Hart: You are absolutely right, Patrushka! Character in the end always wins out for me. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Sep 2009, 05:32
Amazing picture and that rust is wonderful, no wonder your camera went crazy, MLS, this place is photographers heaven.
I do love the way you cropped it.
IHVJ.
Ginnie Hart: Ontzettend bedankt, MLMA. That place WAS a photographer's heaven that day. And this was the one who sat on the throne for me. grin
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 7 Sep 2009, 05:40
What a great old truck, the rust is fantastic
Ginnie Hart: It makes me wonder if the owner was prepping it for painting, Tony? It looks so well-sanded.
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Sep 2009, 06:45
Strong image with lots of texture and character. Pretty much describes most things of 'old' I would say. smile
Ginnie Hart: Texture and character! What more could we ask for as we get older, right, SAVO! grin
adorable, avec cette rouille. tr├Ęs beau
Ginnie Hart: It really took the prize for me, O-P! smile Merci.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2009, 07:42
It's like someone not afraid to show her wrinkles. Great job.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, I like that, Maria! Let's be proud of every wrinkle we have, right?! smile Thanks.
Love this picture! The framing, colours and the texture. Excellent shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pernilla.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 7 Sep 2009, 07:56
The colors are amazing together with the framing a great capture!
Ginnie Hart: The colors really do compliment each other, Frida. Maybe that's why it caught my eye. smile Thanks.
Hopefully you've worn better, Ginnie and your "paintwork" is in better condition wink
Ginnie Hart: Well, I don't know about that, Alan! smile I hope so, too.
Not that is one seriously rusty heap! tongue
Ginnie Hart: Isn't it, Bill! One of the best I've ever seen. smile
I think it would be my favourite to photograph as well Ginnie.

richard
Ginnie Hart: Glad you agree, Richard. wink Thanks.
texture and framing are just incredible ! a beautiful shot , Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jean-Luc. Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Sep 2009, 08:14
Well taken Ginnie - the joy of weathering!
Ginnie Hart: Some things just age so well, Chris, right?! Thanks. smile
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 7 Sep 2009, 08:16
Thats one hell of a rust bucket Musketeer, but I bet it still drives well.
Love the image mijn vriend.
Just a shame they have let the truck get in such a state. I know a young man who would love to get his hands on thatP)
Ginnie Hart: I bet a lot of young men (and women) would love to get their hands on this one, Musketeer. It is a beauty, for sure. I'm not sure it would look quite as good without the rust. grin
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 7 Sep 2009, 08:24
what a fabulous old truck...we see lots like that out here, mainly old series I and II landrovers; same state but somehow they still continue to drive...of a fashion smile
Ginnie Hart: I guess it makes sense to keep them till they give up the ghost and die! Thanks, Eliza.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Sep 2009, 09:00
Clearly from the days when the thickness of the steel was such that a bit of surface rust wasn't a problem!

Nice tight crop Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I guess you're right, Mike. They don't make them like they used to, that's for sure! Thanks.
Precisoa, muy bien reflejado el paso del tiempo!
Ginnie Hart: Only Time does this so well, MA. Thanks. Gracias.
  • navin
  • india
  • 7 Sep 2009, 09:36
Awesome shot Ginni.I like the lighting. What is amazing is the paint of the whole truck is peeling but the wheels are like they have just been painted, all shiny and nice and so is the headlight that looks brand new
Ginnie Hart: Those red wheels totally captivated me, Navin, along with the color teal of the truck. This truck had so many surprises. smile Thanks.
Well done Ginnie. The colours are superb!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. Merci.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Sep 2009, 12:20
Totally gorgeous, Ginnie.

I drove one of these utes when I was about 19...it was the farm workhorse at the place I worked.
Ginnie Hart: I can picture it as a workhorse, Ray! Indeed. Thanks.
A rust bucket if I've ever seen one Ginnie. Nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Bernie! smile Thanks.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 7 Sep 2009, 12:57
Stunning shot Ginnie. The composition and soft colors stand out beautifully.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Thomas. It was a treat to my eyes!
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2009, 14:19
That's quite a jewel.
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly what I thought, Sherri!
You've got so many comments today Ginnie what else can be said other than this is a great shot and the "fake" HDR process seems to have worked well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kind sir. It's fun to mess/twiddle around, as you know. smile
They don't build them like this anymore smile Lovely framming, colour tones and bags of details.
Ginnie Hart: No, they don't, Fotografa! Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Sep 2009, 17:45
Love the rust on this one Ginnie. It goes so well with the greeny blue. Am intrigued by your fake HDR - what is involved here?
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: The color of the rust and the teal seem made for each other, Ingrid, right?! That fake HDR works with different layers in PS CS3 which you can only do with a RAW image. Lots of steps that I still haven't totally memorized. But it gets faster each time I try it. If you want more than that, let me know. smile
The pseudo HDR does not look overdone Ginnie, nice finish to the rust, would have liked to see the original of this.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Les, for your support of this HDR. I'll see if I can web-size the original and send it to you.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2009, 18:01
the quality of this shot is superb. excellent details captured in this old gem!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Liang!
A grand image of decay..Well done Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Decay that still manages somehow to be functional, Ron. Let's hope they can say that of us in the next few years, right?! grin Thanks.
Brilliant, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Albert. You're a sweetheart.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 8 Sep 2009, 02:58
Oh!, Ginnie..You are my favorite trucks photographer smile
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Julian. smile Thank you!
  • rhys
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Sep 2009, 06:08
I guess a good wash and wax wouldn't save this old car. Its very subtle for a HDR (I cant stand the overcooked look), this is so sharp- excellent.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Rhys, about the HDR look. I happen to be quite a fan of some of it but don't have the patience for the 3-images-with-tripod set-up for the real thing. Thanks.
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 8 Sep 2009, 06:17
Unas muy buenas texturas, tanto oxidadas de este vehiculo.
Saludos.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Alex.
What a fine car. And still running I suppose!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Wim. I think they all have to be running in order to compete for the prizes. I didn't stay long enough to see who won what.
  • Nathan
  • united states
  • 8 Sep 2009, 08:34
Wow, looks like its barely being held together. But from looking at the headlights and tires it seems like it's still in running condition!
Ginnie Hart: As I just told Wim, Nathan, I think they all have to be running in order to compete for the prizes. I didn't stay long enough to see who won what.
Ginnie, nice work on the color, The HDR work is well done. Great picture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Christophe. This truck really was a beauty!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 8 Sep 2009, 12:53
well, that's one way of showing off it's authenticity.. beautiful capture.. smile
Ginnie Hart: I guess so, Rian! smile Thanks.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 8 Sep 2009, 13:40
This is so great, Ginnie. Impact-ful presentation.
Ginnie Hart: Good to see you again, Jennie. Thanks a million.
If the "fake" HDR is this good, I just can't wait for you to post some real HDR processing. Awesome close-up Ginnie. This kind of subject by an open field and clouds in the sky is the perfect HDR opportunity - I've been going through some tutorials on HDR lately - will practice some time soon, and I know where to come for reference material smile
Ginnie Hart: Not sure I'll ever get around to real HDR, Thomas, even though I do like the effect. For now, this will have to do. Thanks for your vote of confidence. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 Sep 2009, 18:22
Fantastic old car and wonderful rust. Especially love the 'spot' of red.
Ginnie Hart: Almost everything about this truck caught my eye, Marcie, especially that "spot of red." Thanks.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Sep 2009, 22:15
Great stuff..and all that rust is awesome.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Padraig. Rust is a photographer's heaven!
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 8 Sep 2009, 22:23
Wow love the rust here! Incredible old truck and love the framing too!
Ginnie Hart: It was a sight for sore eyes, Andy. Thanks.
Cracking shot. like the composition and colours
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 9 Sep 2009, 17:06
I love images of old cars and trucks. The colors are incredible. Nice find.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, PJ, for stopping by and commenting.
Cool shot, look at all that RUST! For some reason I had a feeling you also shot with a 17-55mm 2.8 IS. =P
Ginnie Hart: I used to have a 70-200 f2.8 IS, Brian, but I sold it for this 28-300 lens so that I could have the wider angle AND the telephoto. I love it and now use it all the time! Thanks.
Ruth loves teal, too - and when you get right down to it, my blog colors are teal and rust, only muted a bit.

The red rims are a great touch. Is this still a farm truck, or do they keep it in a shed to preserve that perfect rust?
Ginnie Hart: Teal is a universal color, Linda, so that means we all love it, right? grin

Good question about how this truck is now used, if at all. It was there with all the cars that were painted to the gills. This one really stuck out like a sore thumb but it was my favorite. I wish I had talked to the owner!
  • chunter
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2009, 14:13
Now you're poaching one of my favourite subjects! I love these old vehicles and the way they, and even more derelict ones, photograph. You do them great justice Ginne.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Colin. You know how to make my day. Thank you. This car show, BTW, was in the parking lot outside where our Fair is right now. smile
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Apr 2011, 05:10
While its great seeing all the cars done up and looking brilliant, its also great to see the character and life in those that have been left totally as is.
great shot.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Debb. So much more character. smile Thank you kindly for backtracking!

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