Old School Dale
I've never been into cars, but a 50's American classic, with those incredible fins, or a classy Aston Martin I can certainly appreciate.
And who doesn't love old machinery? Even for someone like me, who can barely change a tyre or top up the oil, I do appreciate the beauty of old machinery.
Photographs that Speak of Days Gone By
Whether it’s industrial or domestic (e.g., milk shake maker); a tractor or a steam train; my appreciation is less to do with the function of these relics and more to do with a sense of nostalgia. And that's the approach I took with this image of Dale, looking very much at home, seated on a roller from days gone by.
Making Pleasing Portraits
The sky, which was quite overcast, produced a fairly soft light which illuminated both Dale and the machine with a lovely light that enhanced the shape and textural qualities of the scene. A black-and-white rendering of the original color file seemed appropriate, as did subtle warm sepia-like toning throughout the image.
Image processing was conducted in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.