Some handmade antique snaffle bits that hang in our garage. They date back to around 1900. I used a high ISO and left the garage door closed to get more even light. I did not use flash, only light used was from the center garage light. I did this to not get flash reflection off of the peg board. I processed by adjusting levels and contrast and then changing to b/w. The photo had very little noise. I then ran the photo through OnOne Photo Essentials 3. I used their Wild West filter. Hope you like it.
Here’s several views and takes on an old phonograph that has been in our family for years. On the b/w photo I used Topaz ReMask to mask and blur the background. I added a scratch brush to the whole image and changed to b/w. The brush was applied with blending mode Soft Light. This old player was too big for my light box so I had to improvise with a sheet and some additional desk lamps. I liked the way the masking left the phonograph sharp but left the edges a little soft. It seems to help with the aged atmosphere. The color photos are pretty much straight out of the camera.
Camera settings for photos #2 and #3: F/9, 1/15 sec., ISO 3200, focal length 42 mm. No flash.
Thought I’d take a tour of our garage for the next couple of days! This photo is of a cotton lunge line and a 100 year old rawhide lariat. I adjusted levels, exposure, and used Topaz Adjust Spicify. In order to get the shot in the garage I manually set the ISO to 3200 and (for once!) used a tripod. There was window light in the upper left. Hope you all are having a good week.
Saw this old roadster in Cambria, CA. Though I would love to drive it, too. . . I think it is pretty masculine! I think of most things as pretty much gender neutral, but this does look like a man’s car. I cropped the original, adjusted levels and sharpness. I used a white soft brush on a separate layer to take out distracting cars, street, etc. I then applied Topaz Simplify watercolor. Burning brought back the rich color and framework of the windshield.