Ghosts of the American Road

Ghost of the American Road

I took this one last week at the Classical Gas Museum near Taos. It’s the hood of an old Packard, and I think I’m always a little struck by the joy and grandeur of mid-century hood ornaments (auto design in general, but those iconic hoods…)

I did three outputs of the same raw shot. The above is the color version. This image was bracketed, by the way, although the HDR processing on it was minimal.

Here’s the straight black and white:

And finally this – b/w with a light sepia filter laid over it.

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