You wouldn’t want to be driving this during a rainy day, but for a typical sunny southern California day this would be perfect for carting things around in. Captured at the Chino Valley Fire Foundation Car & Bike show, May 19, 2012, Chino Hills, California.
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.
Car Show Fortnight
I’m not sure how much, if any work gets done with this modified convertible pick-up truck, but I would imagine it would be fun to cruise around in, with maybe an ice chest full of cold beverages in the bed. This yellow machine was strutting its stuff at the Old Pomona Classic Car & Hot Rod Show in July of 2011 on a very hot day. Initial processing was with Lightroom and HDR Efex Pro; I applied painterly effects to the image using Alien Skin Snap Art 3 and blurred the background in Photoshop.