Images & Observations

Posts tagged “automobile

Binky Blue

Spring Car Show Season

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 38mm ISO 200 1/250, 1/60, 1/15 f/22 Lr4, HEP1; PsCS5

The scene is adjacent to the Red Robin in Chino, California where Binky Blue (2005 Corvette C6) and his proud owner took a lunch break after almost a full eight hours of display at Binky Blue’s first car show, the Corvettes West/Ronald McDonald House car show in Rancho Cucamonga, California, April 1, 2012.  If you would like to see Binky Blue up close and personal he plans to be participating at the Chino Valley Fire Foundation Car & Bike Show, Saturday, May 19, 2012 at The Shoppes in Chino Hills, California.

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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”.


Clean Chevy: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Two Door Hardtop

Spring Car Show Season

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 38mm ISO 200 1/100 f/18 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS5

Standing its ground among superior numbers of Corvettes at the Corvettes West/Ronald McDonald House car show, April 1, 2012 in Rancho Cucamonga, California.


Who Needs A Trailer?

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 56mm ISO 200 1/125 f/11 Lr4; PsCS6

Seen on Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia, California.  Is he moving?  Going camping? Hoarding? A Boy Scout (Be Prepared)?  He does seem to be patriotic.


The Departure

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 1600 1/800 f/22 +2EV -2EV Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5 (background image)

A tableau that might have been real in the last century, or alive just in  my mind.    This is a composite of three images; the Buick is pink and white in real life.

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Silver Ghost

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 17mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1; PsCS5

Another classic Chevrolet at the Pasadena Police Department Classic Car Show, June 19, 2011.  A reminder of how inspirational art objects of the past can be for artists of the present.


Hard Charger

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 15mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1,ASSA3; PsCS5

Whether the car or its owner, you get the idea that once they start driving forward, they will not be  slowing or stopping until they have reached their objective.  A Dodge Charger (circa 1968) on display at the Pasadena Police Department Classic Car Show, June 19, 2011, Pasadena, California.


Street Side Contemplation

Street Life

Nikon D7000 28-300mm @ 300mm ISO 320 1/400 f/5.6 Lr3; SEP2

Judy and I spent another afternoon back in Riverside, California recently capturing some architectural images and street life.  This image presented itself to me while I was waiting for Judy who was fetching a yogurt smoothie from a sandwich shop near the intersection of Main Street  and Mission Inn Avenue.  This is a good area hang out and  find tourists, local shoppers, kids and business people passing by throughout the day on the two block section of Main Street that is closed to automotive traffic.

During post processing I used the global Brighten slider in Silver Efex Pro to  lighten the image overall, particularly the cars in the background and the street pavers in the foreground, and also applied the blue filter to lighten up the black car in the background.  I then used selective control points to move the Brightness slider in the opposite direction as the background slider movement to darken the man; brought up the contrast on the man.  I applied a cyan tone and a reverse vignetting effect on the corners to brighten them.