HDR in Red Bay

Frosty Windshield at Sunrise
It’s been almost a week since I last posted anything.  We’ve just been so preoccupied with getting all our repairs done in as timely a fashion as possible that at the end of what were all very long days, frankly I just did not have the energy to work on the blog or any photography.  We’ve basically been camped out in service bay two for the last two weeks BUT we can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel now!  Woohoo!!  The only thing we have left to do is the painting of our new roof which will be done at Red Bay Auto Body on Tuesday morning.  Tiffin Service Center has been extremely busy these past two weeks, so busy in fact that they have had to farm out some work to local repair businesses.  We have been reassured that Red Bay Auto Body does excellent work.  In fact, they moved us up from Wednesday to Tuesday morning, so we are pretty pleased with that.  We are figuring on being here another day or two after the roof is painted.  Actually, I think the paint has to cure some before they can reattach our awning.  Hoping to be on the road by Nov 12th at the very latest. 
Fairlane Grunge
Temperatures have dropped below freezing the last two nights here.  Cold enough for us to have to disconnect our water hose.  Camp Red Bay has agreed to leave the water running though provided everyone disconnects their water in order to protect against freezing.  Even daytime temps have dropped.  Yesterday we only reached 60F but we should be back in the mid 70sF later this week.  
A couple of HDR photos for you today.  I went for a walk early this morning just as the sun began  to peek above the horizon and found several old car bodies behind the Tiffin Service Center covered in frost, just begging to be photographed.  The top photo is a compilation of 3 photos in Photomatix Pro using the built in Grunge preset.  The lower photo of the old Ford Fairlane was processed with Topaz Adjust.  The spicify preset has become one of my favorites.  Which photo effect do you prefer?

One Comment

  1. Dennis and Donna November 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm #

    Though maybe you 2 had put on your parkas and hybernated for the winter…It has been really cold here in Mississippi, too, but today it hit 60 degrees. Keep the faith, and soon you and your "like new" Phaeton will be back on the road!!(I sure hope you are loading up on Southern seafood!)