While working on a design for a Porche collector, Thomas (SoItIs4u.com) and I were discussing how the process of manipulation changes the way an image speaks to the audience. We color and light and image to portray a certain emotion or idea.
I took this original photograph on a Canon at 400 ISO with a 320 shutter speed using an 85mm closed down to an f-stop of 8. We were traveling 50 miles per hour around the bend so it's good that I got the shot in focus.
In the second level of correction, the image is contrasted and vignetted so that the eye goes straight to the car.
The final effect is exactly what we are looking for. On to the next one!