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Red Coupe #5

American Classics Car Show, NHRA Museum, Pomona, California 21-Oct-2012

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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.


“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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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.


Vintage Chevy Low Rider

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 17-135mm @ 31mm ISO 640 3-bkts @ f/22 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSmp; PsCS5

This silver bullet of a circa 1950 Chevrolet is one of my favorite automotive images to date.  The car itself if a fairly straight forward HDR image, I did take some liberty and tinted the windows in post processing.  I also added an underpainting effect to the foreground and background using Topaz Labs’ Simplify plug-in in Photoshop.  This is the kind of image that keeps me going, wanting to capture more and more automotive frames.


Gold Coupe

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 26mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, ASAA; PsCS5

This beauty was also on display at the Ontario Police Department Guns & Hoses car show on July 23, 2011.  After initial processing of the brackets in Lightroom I used Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro to merge and tone map the images, then I duplicated the final HDR image and converted one copy in to a colored pencil drawing using Alien Skin’s Snap Art Photoshop plug-in.  I then layered the original HDR image with the colored pencil version and masked them together in Photoshop to achieve the painterly effect for the final image.


Red Coupe

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 32mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSimp; PsCS5

Another red coupe on display at the Ontario Police Department Guns & Hoses car show, July 23, 2011.  I gave this a painterly treatment using Topaz Labs’ Simplify Photoshop plug-in.