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After Monday’s mammoth post I thought I would keep today’s story as short as possible. This abandoned rusting Chevrolet Pick-up Truck was spotted as we were leaving the San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico. I have some wonderful images from the San Ildefonso Pueblo, which is the closest Pueblo to Santa Fe and well worth a visit (I would highly recommend anyone wanting to visit to visit the Pueblos to read the best guide to the Pueblos in the Santa Fe area). I will be publishing these later in the year.
This is a single shot RAW file that was first processed in Lightroom. A quick trip to Perfect Effects was then needed to bring out the details in the rust which are such an important part of this vehicle’s character. A combination of the presets Just Enough Darkness and Moulin Rouge masked to affect only the rusty areas did the trick. I then brightened the white on the back bumper and the word Chevrolet on the tail gate. The finishing touch was a low opacity application of the preset Dirty Money limited to just the dirt in the foreground.
On returning the image to Lightroom, all that was needed was a Highlight Priority Vignette to darken the edges.
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