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. Officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, or, informally, as the Bus (is a forward control panel van introduced in 1950 by Volkswagen as its second model, following the Type 1 (Beetle) and was given the factory designation Type 2. Like the Beetle, the van has received numerous nicknames worldwide, including the “microbus and, because of its popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960s remains iconic for many people today.

This Automotive Homage to Jerry Garcia was originally shot with a Canon EOS 50D and the 22-55mm f/4-5.6 lens (that’s currently for sale on our Garage Sale) with an exposure of 1/250sec at f/10 and ISO 200. It was processed using both Photoshop’s Zoom feature and  Color Efex Pro to create the final psychedelic look.

Author: Joe Farace

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