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20150703-DSC_1386 July 03, 2015

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24 thoughts on “seeing red 71

  1. Postcard Cafe

    An unexpected supersized bunch of great images! What a treat! I really like how you capture wonderful detail in these. Not just that you capture the detail but that the compositions are carefully considered. I’ll not single out any favourites but I do like the images captured while water is still sitting on the surfaces.
    Great stuff. Best wishes, Mr C 🙂

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, PC. Usually, these cars don’t go out in the rain because the paint jobs are very expensive. I was there when we had a sudden thunderstorm and captured these before they had a chance to escape.

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      1. Postcard Cafe

        Those moments are great for photographers and the paintwork on most of those cars is pristine and waxed making the droplets bead up. Great work.

  2. Barry Comer

    Thank you very much for posting these. I never get tired of the designs and memories of smells and reds. My father had a 1967 Mustang that had a distinctive smell which I would pay huge money to experience again. The tail lights were vertical rectangles that seems otherworldly for a 14 year old young man.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Barry. My first car was a ’65 Mustang convertible. It was the most beautiful car I’ve ever owned. Also, it was the least reliable car I’ve ever owned. I’ll never forget the first time I put the top down it started to rain and I couldn’t put it back up. Good times!

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      1. Linda Grashoff

        My first car was a ’64-1/2 Mustang convertible. I kept it 14 years. That February, when it became just too unreliable, I sold it for $100. I told the new owner that it may have to be towed out of my garage. He not only got it started, but happily put the top down and drove off.

  3. howg2211

    Wow….that’s quite an amazing array of shots. I really like the crispness of the water droplets. Reminded me of the Huntington Witherill ‘Chariots of Desire’ portfolio. Really.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Howard. I had to look up Witherill’s work. Amazing! While I have been doing shooting cars for years, I feel I’m just getting started. I don’t know if there will be a show season this year due to the virus but I’m anxious to get back to shooting.

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  4. TomDills

    This is wonderful collection of “clips” and while I can identify many of them, a few will take some time to figure out. Maybe you could have a contest – winner gets a supply of Snapple bottle caps. 😉

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Tom. Some of the cars would be a problem to identify for me, as well. Many of the cars are unattended during the showing and most of the time there is no literature available about the cars. Also, I made a generous donation of bottle caps to a worthy cause so the only ones I have left are the ones I’ve not posted. Strangely, I’ve never had a duplicate bottle cap.

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  5. disperser

    For a moment there, I thought I was looking at my blog (you don’t normally post this many shots).

    I like the Batman car (#22) and still trying to figure out if #31 is a composite shot (or double exposure). Regardless, a great bunch of shots.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, E. Yes, #31 is a composite of two shots. I normally don’t do that but sometimes I don’t want to be normal. #22 is a Pontiac (remember them?) Firebird (I think). My first new car was a Firebird. Its beauty was only exceeded by its unreliability.
      Again, you’re right about the length of this post. The original draft was much longer though and contained close to 400 words of ramblings that I eventually edited out just 2 hours before it posted. I’m now toying with the idea of posting all the out-takes from past posts. It would be a terrible waste of time for those in self-imposed quarantine (and I include myself in that group) and little historical significance but also fun.

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  6. bluebrightly

    Wow, a whole gallery!! I’m partial to the ‘Vette in the rain – so simple, so well positioned and cleanly done. That bit of green reflection in #29 is delicious, the color in #32 is too….the whole gallery shows that you have mastered the art of car (and Harley) photography. 🙂

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Lynn. Normally these cars don’t come out in the rain but we had a sudden shower one night during the show. Most left but a few stayed. I took shelter in the black Studebaker with the owner. I always wanted one like his. Beautiful car. The rain proved to be an unexpected element, photographically speaking.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Linda. There were no shows all this year. Even if there were I most likely wouldn’t attend. I may resort to shooting cars on the street.

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