May is National Photography Month

National Photography Month started by in 1984 as the weeklong American Photography Celebration but now runs the entire month of May. For a short time it was also the home of “Take Your Camera to Work day” that was funded out of my own pocket but faded after a few years because of the cost of creating a user-friendly site. If anybody’s interested in helping me relaunch the Web site, it could restart it next year with your help. May is also my birthday month and I’d like to thank all of this blog’s readers for their support over the years.

So this month, I’m going to occasionally feature some of my favorite pictures of subjects that are for whatever reason are near and dear to me. The above car is a 1953 Packard Clipper Club Sedan that Mary and I originally purchased to participate in The Great Race (we never made it because our sponsors—I won’t mention any names— evaporated.) We kept it only a short while and after participating in several car shows and Packard Club events sold it to a private museum in Phoenix. You can read more about the car (and see other photographs) on

pro815This image was shot near Brighton, Colorado using an old (in Internet years) Samsung Pro 815 with Schneider-Kreuznach zoom lens at 40mm (equivalent) and an exposure of 1/640 sect at f/2.5 and ISO 50.

Author: Joe Farace

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