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Give Up A Little Love For The Old Girl.

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Prowler Roadster inviting suitors, American Classics Car Show, NHRA Museum, Pomona, California 21-Oct-2012.

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American Muscle Car

Spring Car Show Season

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 28mm ISO 400 1/1000, 1/250, 1/60 f/16 Lr4, HEP1; PsCS5

A Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport circa 1969 displayed at the Corvettes West/Ronald McDonald House car show, Rancho Cucamonga, California on April 1, 2012.  The view of the flag through the cut-out in the hood juxtaposed against the large chrome and black engine and body color scheme made titling this post a “no-brainer”.


Monumental Structures

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/20 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

One can make the argument that any given city hall building is a monument to self (those that founded and developed the city).  Here is a monument in front of a monument.  The Glendora, California City Hall, “guarded” by a monument in the form of an obelisk that was erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution on the city’s centennial, although it would appear from the inscription that the obelisk is another monument to self:

IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE CITY OF GLENDORA
AND
THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE INCORPORATION OF THE CITY OF GLENDORA
AND
THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE PRESENTATION OF
THE CENTURLON VAULT AND OBELISK

THIS MARKER IS PLACED AND DEDICATED OCTOBER 1985
BY
SERRANO CHAPTER
NATIONAL SOCIETY
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
MRS. ROYAL WHATLEY – REGENT
MRS. BARBARA ALBRECHT – HISTORIAN
MRS. RALPH FISHER – ADVISOR


“I don’t like it when you ignore me”

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 34mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/20 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

Another image from the Chino American Legion Car Show this past November.  This  coupe was parked next to the “Weekend Warrior” and impossible to overlook.

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Weekend Warrior

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 28mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/20 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

This vintage GMC pick-up was on display at the Chino American Legion car show in Chino, California this past November.  The owner had spotted me capturing images and asked if I was a pro, I handed him a business card, and told him yes, I do a lot of cars.  He got excited and asked if I could take some shots of his truck, he really wanted to get a large print to display in his garage, I agreed and he subsequently repositioned the truck a few times while I was photographing it so I could get the best angles and I spent about 20 minutes shooting just his truck.

Normally in these car shows I am capturing images on spec, so there is no real pressure to deliver product.  In this case the guy was so excited and seemed so hungry for images of his truck that the next couple of days I knocked myself out post processing his truck’s images.  I put a variety of images in various interpretations up in my gallery for the guy to choose from.  I had under-promised when the images would be ready and actually put them in the gallery much sooner than promised.  So that was more than a month ago, and I have never heard from the guy.  That is just how the chips fall I suppose, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.

If you would like to see the other images of his truck and the other vehicles at the car show, please click here.