Cut Away Photo

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Did a photo shoot of a friends 1940 Ford Delux convertible and finally remembered to take the images so that I could do a cut away in Photoshop. It was a lot of fun to work on and pretty easy to do.


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1940 Ford Delux Convertible

It would have been a bit better if I had had a small stool with me to stand on so I could get a higher angle on the engine compartment. As it was i could barely see thru the view finder standing on my tip toes and I am 6'1" :biggrin:
 
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I am diggin your processing -- I just don't like the idea of a modern Corvette motor in a super cool 40 Ford -- but I would love to have it -- ha
 
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Thank you all for the great comments! They are much appreciated.

Art, I hear you, the ubiquitous small block Chevy engine shows up in the majority of all of the hotrods and custom cars that I photograph to the point that it becomes ho hum to photograph them. I guarantee that you would love to own this Ford. Classic styling and drives and handles like a C06 Corvette, and can get up to 30 mpg on a road trip.:biggrin:
 
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Nice Conrad

really like the effect of this.....never tried it but what you have done looks great


Best wishes

Ray
 
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How did you do this Conrad?
Did you use a tri-pod -- take two shots (one with hood down -- the other with the hood open and motor exposed) then use masking in PS to create the effect ?

Or did you do something else completely ?
Would be curious to know as I shoot a lot of cars and would like to give it a try myself

Well done
 
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Art,

Yes I used a tripod and photographed the engine compartment with the hood up then down. This was a spur of the moment idea brought on by the contrast of the bright red Corvette engine cover and the wonderful black paint job. I applied the same processing in NX2 to both photos then transfered both to photoshop where I placed the hood open photo above the hood closed and applied a hide all layer mask. Used a very soft brush at 15 - 20% on the layer mask to expose the engine and radiator. I then grouped both photos in a folder and used the pen tool to create a path around the car and windows to use as a mask on the folder to drop out the background. Final bits were to use a hue/saturation adjustment layer to remove the blues and greens from the reflections in the paint to further highlight the red of the engine cover.

I wish I had had one of my reflectors to get more light into the engine compartment and also a step stool so that I could get a higher perspective on the engine. There is only so much room to carry stuff in my '39 Ford. I can either haul all my photography gear along and leave my wife home, or bring the wife and cut back on the gear. When in doubt, I always choose the wife!:biggrin:

Another interesting play with this idea would be to photograph the interior with the door open and closed to highlight a car with an exceptionally well done interior. Give it a try on your '56!
 
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1940 Ford composite ...

The cut away photo that is the subject of this thread was actually an after thought that popped into my mind when I was finishing up the shoot. The reason I was photographing the car in the first place was to collect the images of the car to do this composite;

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1940 Delux Convertible​

Since most of my work like this is done on commission I seldom post my composites. The gentleman that built and owns this car is a good friend of mine and I did this as a gift for him. It was printed 24x36 and he has it hanging in his shop.
 

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