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We sure do love our cars. Getting from here to there is only part of the trip, judging from the great entries we received for this month's Picture This! assignment. We got sporty foreign jobs, sleek roadsters, and classic cars that were the envy of every driveway back in the 1950s. Looking at these pictures gave us nostalgia for chrome, fancy hood ornaments, and running boards. The shots we saw gave us a hint of what happens when the merely mechanical is transcended by this most American art form.

Classic Caddie: Don Fraser got all the classic elements of this front headlight and grill in his shot of a red Cadillac, made with a Nikon F100 and Sigma
28-70mm f/2.8 lens on Fujichrome Velvia film. His exposure was f/8 at 1/125 sec.
© 2003, Don Fraser, All Rights Reserved

Classic Curves: This photo, taken at a Sacramento Concourse de Elegance auto show, was made by Ed Shields with a Canon 10D at ISO 200 with an exposure of f/11 at 1/125 sec. He used a Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L lens and printed the image on his Epson 2200.
© 2003, Ed Shields, All Rights Reserved

Name That Part: Bob Wooden sent us a great collection of what he dubbed "pieces and parts" of classic cars, all photographed with his Pentax ZX7 on Kodak Portra 160 NC film. So, is this a '66 Riviera hood ornament, a Chevy emblem, or a piece of an Olds?
© 2003, Bob Wooden, All Rights Reserved

Paint In Motion: Though this car is standing still the artist who painted it gave it a sense of acceleration, with a touch of Mickey thrown in. Dennis Hoyne captured it with a Nikon N90s and Nikkor 28-85mm lens on Ektachrome 100 SW film.

© 2003, Dennis D. Hoyne, All Rights Reserved

Opels In The Rain: We liked the poetic title and the fact that this was one of the few shots we received made on a rainy day. Peter D. Eikenberry Sr. made this shot with a Fujifilm FinePix 2650 2-megapixel camera, did some minor corrections in Photoshop Elements, and had the print made at his local Ritz Camera store.
© 2003, Peter D. Eikenberry Sr., All Rights Reserved

Flames: Karl Winkler wrote that he spotted a small car show in Waterford, Connecticut, and "raced home, grabbed the camera, and came back to shoot several rolls of film." This great paint job was captured with a Hasselblad 503cw and Zeiss 120mm
Makro-Planar lens on Fujichrome Astia film. His exposure was f/22 at 1/2 sec.

© 2003, Karl Winkler, All Rights Reserved

Street Rod: The shadow, spectral highlight, and creamy paint job all caught our eye in this photo of a 1938 Chevrolet by James W. Terman. He caught this shot with a Canon G2 on autoexposure and printed it out on his Epson C-80.
© 2003, James W. Terman, All Rights Reserved


Floral Match: This car's owner, David Caley, posed his restored 1963 Lotus Elite Series 2 Super 95 next to closely matching hydrangea flowers, a most colorful combo. Caley told us that Randall Fehr, who handled the restoration, found the original factory color on an inside panel of the car. He made the shot with an Olympus C2000Z camera with an exposure of f/2 at 1/400 sec.
© 2003, David W. Caley, All Rights Reserved

Porthole View: Don Watkins made this side shot of a Buick and included the blue sky and some distant palm trees to enhance the red even more. He made the shot on a Minolta DiMAGE 7 and says he kicked the color up a bit in Photoshop.
© 2003, Don Watkins, All Rights Reserved

Love Those Fins: The repeating forms and great lines of the classic BelAir caught Dan Rich's eye, and he caught just the right angle with his Sony DSC-P30 digital camera.
© 2003, Dan Rich, All Rights Reserved

Aspen in snowy field, made with a Canon PowerShot G3 camera at ISO 100.
© 2003, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

Picture This! - Our Next Assignment


The Beauty Of The Season

Harsh though it may be, winter affords glorious light and many unique photo opportunities. Whether it is the clean, clear light of a snowy field under a blazing blue sky, or the moody overcast of a city street brightened with holiday lights, the wintertime can open our eyes to the beauty of the season. So get on that parka and those finger-free gloves and hit the cold air to capture some images we all can share.

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Picture This! Shutterbug Magazine,
5211 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32780.
Deadline for submission: January 15, 2004.
Images will appear in our April 2004 issue.
Our next topic: Signs Of The Times
Deadline: February 15, 2004.
Publication Date: May, 2004

laurenwebber's picture

These are some of the very beautiful and coolest cars that I have seen and I had also seen similar ones at the auto reflex where they were being sold at affordable prices.