Images & Observations

Righteous Red Rod

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 31mm ISO 640 1/200 f/22 Lr3, PsCS5; TpzSim

All is right in the world for the man or woman who can park their lovingly hand crafted red hot rod next to a shady tree on a hot summer afternoon, pull up some lawn chairs, a cooler of cold beverages, and shoot the breeze with other automotive aficionados.  This scene was captured at the “Old Pomona Hot Rod & Custom Car Show” held at Thomas Plaza just off of Second Street in Pomona, California on July 23, 2011.

This was another one of my painterly exercises achieved using the Topaz Labs Simplify plug-in with Photoshop.  While this rendering is obviously a far cry from a  purist’s concept of a straight documentary photograph, to me it conveys the beauty of the automobile,  and a sense of the person who handcrafted it and a feeling for the time and place where it was displayed on both an analytical and an emotional level.

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6 responses

  1. Cool Photo !

    August 12, 2011 at 2:20 AM

  2. Ken Bello

    I think this is what is known as a Deuce Coupe, a classic. Someone really loves this car. Your portrait is very nicely done, too, Wayne.

    August 12, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    • Thanks, Ken. I feel that some cars are works of art, and should be treated as such.

      August 12, 2011 at 11:24 PM

  3. nice – what a cool car.

    August 21, 2011 at 4:42 PM

  4. Yeah, Sheila, I really like this one too.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM

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