Let’s Photograph Cars in Castle Rock, CO
May26

Let’s Photograph Cars in Castle Rock, CO

One of my favorite car shows is the annual Classic Rock Cruise-In that’s being held on June 17 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is held on streets of Castle Rock, Colorado, which was founded in 1874. Castle Rock is just off Interstate 25 and is 28 miles south of Denver and 37 miles north of Colorado Springs, making it easy to get to from anywhere in Colorado’s front range. Space is available for 300 cars and while I didn’t...

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Wordy Wednesday #442: Homage to Jerry Garcia
May17

Wordy Wednesday #442: Homage to Jerry Garcia

“I’m gonna beat it on down the line.”—The Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. He performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995.). The VW Microbus was also a symbol of the 1960s....

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Wordy Wednesday #430: It’s All About ‘Patina’
Feb22

Wordy Wednesday #430: It’s All About ‘Patina’

A patina is a coating of various chemical compounds, such as oxides or carbonates, that are formed on the surface of metal or other material. Usually this is simply caused to exposure to weather and time. The word itself comes from the Latin word meaning “shallow dish.” Under natural weathering, patina in old cars takes many years to develop with those in damp climates developing patina layers faster than ones in dry areas. Material...

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Wordy Wednesday 427: The 427 Cobra
Feb01

Wordy Wednesday 427: The 427 Cobra

“I thought it was stupid to have a 1918 taxicab engine in what Europeans like to call a performance car when a little American V-8 could do the job better.”—Carroll Shelby Is their a more iconic number in the automotive world than 427? Especially when combined with the words Shelby Cobra? These cars are million dollar collectibles now with one model—the first Congra built—selling for $13.75 million dollars and it...

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Wordy Wednesday #233: “Old Truck on the Plains”
Oct26

Wordy Wednesday #233: “Old Truck on the Plains”

A barn find is a classic car or motorcycle that has been discovered, often in derelict condition. The term comes from their tendency to be found in places such as barns and outbuildings where they have been stored for many years. Shot with my old Canon EOS 20D, Tamron 10-22mm lens and an exposure of 1/320 sec at f/11 and ISO 400. Tweaked in Google’s free Vivenza software. Tomorrow on my automobile photography website/blog,...

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White Balance Concepts
Oct11

White Balance Concepts

Most of us think about daylight as the “proper time” for making photographic exposures with photo ops at night or later in the day are often overlooked. They shouldn’t be, but even all colors of daylight are not the same. You’ve often heard me say “Light is light” but it’s not always the same color. The color temperature emitted by various light sources is measured in degrees on the Kelvin scale. The sun on a clear day at noon is 5500...

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Wordy Wednesday #228 “Black & White and Read All Over II”
Sep21

Wordy Wednesday #228 “Black & White and Read All Over II”

The Plymouth Prowler, later the Chrysler Prowler like this car, is a retro-styled production car that was manufactured in 1997 and 1999-2002 by (the then) DaimlerChrysler. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart form these styles yet wonderfully stylish and ultimately slow with performance that don’t live up to what the looks promise. Nevertheless, I still love’em. Image shot with Olympus E-M10 Mark I with Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4...

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