"Out of Service"

© Tim Poitevin

"Out of Service"

Uploaded: May 15, 2011


An old school bus parked in its final resting place.

Enhanced in Photoshop to create an aged photo effect.

Hue/saturation layer set to a warm yellow/green tone at 50% opacity and adjusted with levels. Radial gradient layer set to Linear Burn for a vignette effect. Mottled effect added with a white fill layer and a Clouds filter, adjusted for intensity with levels. Final touch ups included dodging, burning, contrast, and curves adjustments. Shot on a Nikon D80 at f/11, 26mm.


Rolando Rosito May 15, 2011

Great image Tim! #1377295

Tim Poitevin May 15, 2011

Thank you Rolando! #9406296

Josie Detmers May 16, 2011

Wow! This is so cool, Tim!! A nice change from old abandoned cars and trucks! It must have been so full of life at one time!! Great capture!! #9407893

Tim Poitevin May 16, 2011

You know Josie, I had never thought about that - how 'full of life' the bus once was. I think that is the perfect juxtaposition against my title "Out of Service". Very nice choice of words. And thanks for the kind comments! #9407896

Rolando Rosito June 23, 2011

Congratulations Tim! #9480802

Josie Detmers June 23, 2011

Way to go!! Good luck, Tim!! #9480872

Tim Poitevin June 23, 2011

Thank you both, crossing my fingers! #9481005

Loan Tran level-deluxe June 29, 2011

Great capture and a lovely effect. Thanks for sharing your techniques in a clear, easy to follow steps. #9494592

Mary K. Robison July 01, 2011

Congratulations on this "old-time" image making Finalist, Tim. And Congrats also on its being featured in the June Digital Darkroom newsletter. You put the work in, and now you deserve any recognition you receive for it. #9498586

Tim Poitevin July 01, 2011

Thanks Loan and Mary, I appreciate your kind words. When you see the original image you'll be amazed at how different it became after the 'aging' effect was applied! #9499271

Merna L. Nobile July 02, 2011

Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna


Susan Feulner level-classic July 08, 2011

Thanks for the detail on how you aged the photo.
Susan #9516862

Tim Poitevin July 08, 2011

Attention everyone, exciting news:

This photo will be in a UK photo magazine with a 'before' and 'after' shot. The mag is called Digital Photography Enthusiast, and it comes out in the UK on July 28 (September Issue). The US won't see it until the end of August probably.

This will be my first photo 'in print', so I'm quite happy at the moment. Thanks to all who have commented! #9516951

Merna L. Nobile July 08, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS! I will be watching for it. Merna #9517029

Josie Detmers July 08, 2011

How exciting for you Tim!! Another congrats to you!! #9517255

Sky Pate July 20, 2011

Congrats Tim on ALL your well deserved accomplishments!! I LOVE what you did with this image, and it is so refreshing to find someone so willing to share the details of HOW they did what they did. I just really appreciate your candor and your TALENT!! Great job!! #9543627

Tim Poitevin July 20, 2011

Thanks so much, Sky - glad you liked the photo and can use it as a learning opportunity. Your words are very much appreciated! #9543650

Tim Poitevin August 26, 2011

Note: This photo will actually be printed in the October issue of Digital Photography Enthusiast, which is already out in the UK and will hit US shores the end of September. I'm on page 56-57. Very exciting to be published!! #9632058

Josie Detmers August 26, 2011

Congratulations Tim...and enjoy your accomplishment!! #9633063

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