Re-lighting a sunset on Woods Hole Road

Here I display several combinations of two photos that I captured at sunset in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. I shot both pictures at consecutive points in time, less than one minute apart. The first photo was taken with a car’s tail lights facing the camera, moving away on the right. The second photo, taken shortly after, depicts the same frame with a car’s headlights approaching the camera on the left. I thought that the cars in the two photos provided two subtly different lighting variables for the same environment. Here are the photos:

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On IrfanView, I proceeded to experiment with these two pictures and “lightings” by applying different filters to them. Here is what one photo looks like with a sepia coloration:

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Here is what one looks like when I increased the red and blue coloring while decreasing the green coloring:

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Finally, I tried to overlay both photos, each with a different coloring filter/scheme. Some examples include overlaying:

(1) one photo negative with one originally colored image. Now the cars appear to be on the same road at the same time.

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(2) One sepia-colored image with one image that had heightened red&blue coloring.

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(3) One image that had heightened green coloring with one image that had heightened red&blue coloring. Now the cars not only appear to be next to each other in real-time, but also drastically contrasted by color.

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I used a Canon 12.1 Megapixel camera with 5.0-20.0mm lens. I adjusted the ISO settings manually to accommodate the lighting at dusk.

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