Keywords:New Mexico, Santa Fe, coca cola, coke, old soda machine, old coke refrigerator, hdr, textureblend, textures, prickley pear cactus, old wagon, 2012, old coke machine
Dimensions9000 x 6000
Original file size30.7 MB
Date taken14-Sep-11 16:37
Date modified27-Apr-12 16:33
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length23 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
"Vintage Coca Cola" - New Mexico
I found this old Coke machine next to an old wood wagon and some prickley pear cactus in Northern New Mexico near Santa Fe and Taos. In fact I photographed this with my students during a photo workshop Christine and I were teaching in Santa Fe/Taos in 2011.
While this was photographed in 2011, I didn't process and enhance the photo until spring of 2012.
This was photographed with my Canon 5DMKII and 17-40mm lens. It is a 3-photo HDR image, meaning I took 3 different photos while my camera was on the tripod, changing the exposure in each to allow me to record details in the bright highlights and dark shadows.
I combined the 3 differently exposed photos into one image using Nik's HDR Efex Pro software. I also used Silver Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro 4, and Viveza 2 (use coupon code mattsuess to receive a discount on Nik's plugins) while enhancing the photo.
I also blended in a photo texture from FlyPaper Textures to complete the look.