To say this was the first photograph I ever shot in RAW format would be a bit of a lie. However, it was part of that first shoot at Engel’s Service Station and was definitely the first I edited in Adobe Camera RAW.
Using Scott Kelby’s suggestions for getting the “grunge” look (I live in Seattle after all), this was also the first image I created that made me think wow, photography can actually be art. And thus began my passion for Fine Art Photography.
On a side note, I happened to be playing with this image while on a flight to Indianapolis. One of the flight attendants stopped by, leaned over my shoulder and said something like, “Cool picture.” After I told her they were old Cadillacs permanently parked outside a service station, she became quite unfriendly, glared down at me and said, “Yes, I know what they are. My husband restores classic cars.” Sheesh, excuse me for not recognizing you as Queen of Old Cars.
But I digress . . . oh yes, Fine Art Photography is good.