The older Brothers
This morning, before the raindrops came falling down around us…I got to spend some time with two legendary cars (as well as two younger siblings). Yes I visited a Shelby Cobra collector and it was fantastic.
These are a ’67 Shelby (number 500) and a ’68 Shelby KR. They are wonderful automobiles. True museum pieces if I ever saw one…except these are working samples. Both got back inside before the rain started coming down to protect their original coats of paint. Hearing the engines was also a wonderful experience. I wish I could give you a sample of the sounds along with the photos. The owners were fabulous hosts!
I’d just like to extend my thanks to the owner and his family for welcoming me into their home today. I am excited to return soon and complete the job on a drier fall day. I’d also like to thank them for letting me add these to my public portfolio!
Thats right, the work you shall see in coming days is now part of my portfolio, and therefore available to you through EHW Photography.
The orange VW Bug
My parents were not hippies (not my Army officer Dad!), but we did have this type of camper back in the 70’s. Since the statue of limitations is over I can tell you we sat five in a car with only three seat belts for several years. My sister and brother both slept on a hammock over the driver’s seat as toddlers. I can’t remember if I was in the tent or not. I think I did, at least once. We also went to see the first Superman movie at the drive through in this big bug as a family. That was a fun night. I also remember holding the check from the back used to pay for it…and as an adult I drove past that spot and memory every day for two years 30 years later.
This automobile may not be a horse, but it does foster bonds between who we are today and our past. Maybe it is because we associate travel with growth and freedom here in the USA. I know this is a poor way to explain an American and their automobiles. I just had to get those stories out. The car made me do it!
P.S. X-E1 with HDR Efex Pro2, Slight color treatment in Nik Color Efex 4.
Just too nice not to capture this image
This car sat right next to my booth on Sunday. It was screaming to be photographed. This is one of my favorites from the car. The light and reflection of trees in the chrome makes it almost magical. Well in my opinion! I hope you agree. Any feedback is appreciated.
As with so many cars at the show this one brought back memories for my childhood. This was the car of the Rich and Famous in my teen years. I could never hope to own one (still can’t) but they were very refined and lovely cars for their day. Today they are just plain old classy.
P.S. jpeg HDR conversion, nine shots +/-3EV. Done in HDR Efex2 by nik. Color Effex4 chrome correction, and finished in Perfect Effects 8.
A girl in her natural element
Going to the library in this household brings sounds of joy. Here is Julia caught reading a book, just to check it out. It was a Daddy and Julia outing. Well she had to be picky, she did check out the absolute limit of books. To waste a selection on a poor book would not be good. She even sacrificed one of her precious books for each brother. Believe it or both they both hugged her with a super hug when they saw her selections.
Well it was a wonderful smile, and moment that just needed a capture for my book of life.
P.S. This is an example of a straight from camera B&W from the little Fujifilm. The film emulsion settings are amazing. When I get it right, I have little to do but crop and share.