Photo a Day Challenge


The Excalibur was designed and built in Milwaukee, WI by Brooks Stevens from 1963 – 1990.  The hood louvers, external header exhaust pipes, flat fenders and bullet signal lights are almost exact duplicates of those previously used by Mercedes-Benz on their 1928 SSK.  The drive train, however, utilized contemporary Studebaker and Corvette engines, the fastest of which could accelerate from 0-60 in under 5 seconds and top out at 160 mph.

12 responses

  1. really like the details in this shot – what processing do you do to this to give the softer look to it – a nice contrast between the hard shiny car and the soft overlay.

    January 25, 2012 at 8:00 am

    • I am a fan of Topaz plug-ins. Topaz Black and White Opalotype was the effect used. I then slowly adjusted the color level to my liking. I like the way the white vignette both softens and highlights parts of the image.

      January 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

  2. Hi Lois,
    I agree, the softening of the picture shows this car off beautifully. Have a great day!


    January 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

  3. I like your perspective on this image. Topaz rocks and your post processing show that!!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:16 am

    • Oops hit enter too soon!! Your choice of filters was perfect for this image.

      January 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

  4. Love the processing, too. Till now I have only Topaz adjust, but seeing your images seems to me I’ll have to think over …

    January 25, 2012 at 9:43 am

  5. Tammy

    Wonderful details and colors…I am a huge fan of the black and white topaz too!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:53 am

  6. A fine image of one fine machine!

    January 25, 2012 at 10:05 am

  7. Great image…I like the cropping and framing of this one….as has been said, nice processing too…I’m starting to think Topaz may be worth an investment

    January 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

  8. Aren’t you Exhausted?

    January 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  9. Great shot…like your processing.

    January 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm

  10. Geat detail.

    February 22, 2012 at 7:21 am

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