Ghosts 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 a b/w output with a slight sepia filter laid over it – my favorite of the lot. Here’s the straight black and white:

And finally, the color. This image was bracketed, by the way, although the HDR processing on it was minimal.

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