Old Truck in Pinto Canyon

As I had mentioned before, we had once taken that trip down through desolate Pinto Canyon.  Somewhere along the deserted road there is this old dilapidated shell of an old pickup truck.  I got some photographs but I have never been able to get to look like I wanted it to.

Old Truck in Pinto Canyon - orig

My dear friend, Deb, of Tennessee suggested that it would look good as a black and white photo.  She is a master of BW and I just don’t have the knack, or else I am too critical of myself.  Anyway, I got to messing around with it today, trying another idea.  The image above is the original.  Below is the one that changed up a bit.  Not a black and white, and not exactly a sepia.

Old Truck in Pinto Canyon - edited

I am kinda proud of it.  Maybe because it is the first time I had ever done anything like this.  I was searching for something but not sure what.  Deb said it looked surreal, and that, I think, hit the nail on the head.  Surreal.  I have to remember that word.  🙂

Click on either image for an enlargement.

12 thoughts on “Old Truck in Pinto Canyon

    • Thanks Steve,

      I actually edit all of my photographs. Though some not as much as this one. But they all go through the process of correcting light and shadows, color correction, contrast, etc. I usually am not impressed with a picture right out of the camera. I think the Canon 7D and other topline Canons are designed for pros that like to do their own processing. Like I used to like processing my own film, rather taking it to the local Walmart. In truth, though I eventually had to do that because in our newer house I didn’t have room for a dark-room. So then I went digital and scanned my negatives into the computer for editing.

      In this case, I just wasn’t impressed with the scene in color, but I loved the composition. I felt the old truck would look better in a different, say a sepia or black and white background. Then I thought of this idea to make the surrounding area in sepia, but keep the truck close to the original color. I like the result, and I am glad that you like it too.


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