Wordy Wednesday #204 “Rat Rod by Leica”
Apr06

Wordy Wednesday #204 “Rat Rod by Leica”

  Today’s post combines two of my favorite things: Photographs of cars and Leicas. While I am not the connoisseur of rat rods that my friend Mark Toal is—bounce on over to Mirrorless Photo Tips when you have a chance and search for “rat rod”—I like this one for lots of reasons. The foremost reason is that unlike the typical rat rod whose color schemes seem to mainly be composed of flat back and rust, this one had a very smooth...

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Wordy Wednesday #202 “Junkyard Art”
Mar23

Wordy Wednesday #202 “Junkyard Art”

In a different, less politically correct world you might call this junkyard art but even junkyards themselves these days prefer to think of themselves as recycling centers. Then there is the whole concept of shooting in junkyards, long an established trope in photography schools. Nope, can’t do it anymore. Conscious of their image, most junkyards won’t even let you dig around for parts (although some will) and if you ask for...

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Wordy Wednesday #193 “Is It Car Show Season Yet?”
Jan20

Wordy Wednesday #193 “Is It Car Show Season Yet?”

The long answer to that question is no and yes. The big summertime car shows are still  far away, especially as I look out the window of my office and watch snow falling on Daisy Hill today. But every second Saturday of the month, The Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colorado sponsors Cars & Coffee and while last winter we were blessed with wonderful weather for these events, this winter the weather has not been as kind. Yet I remain...

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Wordy Wednesday #182 “Henry J at SEMA”
Oct28

Wordy Wednesday #182 “Henry J at SEMA”

The SEMA show is next week—Nov 3 – Nov 6, 2015 and is one of the best car-oriented trade shows in the USA. In 1963, the Specialty Equipment Market Association was formed by Roy Richter, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman, Robert E. Wyman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand, Jr., Al Segal, Dean Moon, and Vic Edelbrock, Jr. and now consists of 6,383 companies. The largest of the events is the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las...

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Wordy Wednesday #177 “San Diego Automotive Museum”
Sep23

Wordy Wednesday #177 “San Diego Automotive Museum”

This classic Chevrolet sedan was photographed at the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. It’s a museum that features a collection of cars and motorcycles highlighting automotive culture. The museum is a non-profit corporation and is housed in the former California State Building, built for the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition. Some of the signature cars in the collection are: Louie...

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Cooking in the JPEG Kitchen
Sep22

Cooking in the JPEG Kitchen

Digital imaging is different and more convenient than film photography. The ability to select a white balance, choose a favorable ISO speed and view images on the fly are just to name a few. To put these tasty morsels in play, we’ve had to expand our horizons and elevate our learning curves. And there’s the inevitable question: JPEG or RAW? If you already didn’t know it, JPEG is an acronym for the Joint Photographic Experts...

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Seven Tips For Making Better Photographs
Sep14

Seven Tips For Making Better Photographs

Doesn’t be a fair weather photographer. Often the best photographs are made under less than ideal conditions. These kinds of images are made on dark, cloudy, rainy or snowy days, at the crack of dawn, at sunset, or in the dark of the night. That doesn‘t means you should be schlepping your equipment around during a tornado but it certainly means shooting at a time of year or time of day when other people are not making photographs....

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