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Themes: Cars (and how to shoot them) Part 2

Interceptor

As part of my retrospective look at the photographic themes I have shot as a process I am doing to try to figure out in my head what I like shooting these days I last week posted part one of this pair of posts about cars;  here.

Part Two is about stationary cars or cars on display;

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Having been an owner of a few classic cars in my time I have spent many a Sunday afternoon walking about fields looking at shiny cars. I was never big on the whole polishing and detailing thing (I’d rather drive) but I do appreciate that a polished car makes a nice photograph. I will focus here on mostly  classic cars but these thoughts apply equally to modern cars. Continue reading “Themes: Cars (and how to shoot them) Part 2”

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Themes: Cars (and how to shoot them) Part 1

As I look back through my archive at my common themes I find a lot of images of cars.  Cars in fields, in streets, racing, in pieces, close-up etc etc.

I have mentioned before I have an liking for cars you can read about my history with them and my thinking somewhat here so I won’t go into it again.  I think my love affair  with cars is, for now, well let’s just say we are taking a break.

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Instead then (rather than repeating myself) for this post, I thought maybe I should talk about how I take pictures of cars rather than the why and whatnot.

 

 

Let’s break this up into two categories; racing cars and concourse/display. Continue reading “Themes: Cars (and how to shoot them) Part 1”

Ecurie Ecosse

A quick jump back in time with a short article on an event I took part in a few years ago.

I was lucky enough to be invited by a car group I knew to take a scenic drive to raise money for a local charity with my 1972 Jensen Interceptor and visit the Ecurie Ecosse collection which was then owned by Dick Skipworth.

If you are not familiar with Ecurie Ecosse they were a privately run Scottish racing team back in the ’50s and ’60s and the name is still used today (you can read about them here).

We met at the organizer’s beautiful house in Britwell Salome and parked on his lawn until we were ready to go Continue reading “Ecurie Ecosse”

Burbank Car Classic

I happened to be in downtown Burbank this Saturday and the annual Car Classic event was going on.  I took the opportunity to wander around with my camera.

Continue reading “Burbank Car Classic”

Ford Ranchero

A little the worse for wear

Take me out

I quite like this angle for this car, it looks like it is waiting to retake the road.  Entering this for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

Cadillac Fleetwood

Let’s talk about cars… no no come back!

Don’t run away.   I don’t think it’s that kind of post.  There are only a few reactions you get when you mention cars; for those not interested you either get a checking out of your teeth to see if there are any genetic anomalies or there is a slight smile from the suspicion of compensating.  Those who are car fans immediately want to talk about numbers; how big, powerful and all other kinds of statistics or want to talk about the latest models and I’m afraid I often struggle to elaborate as I’m not the kind of fan that gets into the specs.   Continue reading “Let’s talk about cars… no no come back!”

Le Mans Classic

You may be aware of the Le Mans 24 hour race which is held at the La Sarthe circuit near Le Mans in France which is held every year and is a real test of motoring endurance.  Every two years however they also hold Le Mans Classic which brings back cars from every era over the last 95 or so years. Continue reading “Le Mans Classic”

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