Delayed by the pandemic, Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale came and went in late March 2021. Since my first visit in 2012, I have never missed this gathering of classic and modern automotive technology. I don’t have the finances to support buying at the auction, let alone having a place to store all of the beautiful vehicles that I come to see. No matter, I’m like a kid in a candy store with no money in my pocket when I get there. I can look, but I mustn’t touch. Continue reading
This week, a friend in the Blog-o-sphere who writes under the pen name of RulesOfLogic weighs in on photography along with a couple of comments on his favorite topic, automobiles. I discovered his blog several months ago and have enjoyed reading his take on classic automobiles. As an aficionado of classic cars, I usually have a comment or two about his posts (though mine is definitely not an “expert opinion.”) You can read his blog, “Disaffected Musings” here.
Without further ado, I present RulesOfLogic.
So, How Many Words Is A Picture Worth?
No, the post title is not the setup for a punchline like in this commercial, which may be my favorite ever. (“Ah one, ah ta-hoo, ah three. [Crunch] three.”) Even though I am a numbers nerd with OCD, I would not want to be guilty of “Breaking A Butterfly Upon A Wheel” to use Pope’s famous line. Continue reading
Regular readers know that I can’t pass up a classic car show. Earlier this year the car club I hang with when in Buckeye toured the Martin Auto Museum in Phoenix. As you can see by the opening photo, they have a few Corvettes. They also have a wide variety of custom and original stock vehicles. Continue reading
This week, Patti Moed shares some examples of “filling the frame” to bring the subject up close and personal. Hers are examples of shots that are improved by the technique. She writes, “This week, we invite you to explore filling the frame for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66. You can include images of buildings, people, objects, and/or elements from nature. Feel free to include shots of the same subject before you filled the frame and after you filled the frame.” You can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading
Fargo, North Dakota.
Coming out of the theater on a summer’s evening, the last vestiges of sunset were upon us. In the parking lot, a beautiful custom Chevrolet attracted my attention. Clearly the custom wheels and simple body design spoke to the care that created this automotive work of art. Continue reading
This week, Patti Moed asks us to focus our challenge lenses on the details. She featured as an example the intricate details of two architectural marvels showcasing intricate artwork in their construction. You can view the images and read her challenge post here. Hers are examples on a grand scale. For my response, I look to my galleries of classic car images captured in the last decade. The cars and their details go back much further than that. The opening image, for example, goes back to mid-20th century when steering wheel spinner knobs were all the rage on cars of that era. Continue reading
Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
This winter, a family friend who is also a “car nut” shared a hidden treasure near Albuquerque. This vintage auto museum is well worth a visit and if you’ve the desire and funds, you might just be able to take home one of the classics on display. When we were there, a few of the cars had “For Sale” signs on them. That’s not usual for a museum…
West Fargo, North Dakota.
Last week I shared photos from my latest annual visit to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auto Auction. You don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to view great classic cars. Automobile enthusiasts know that there are local car clubs all over the country and they like nothing better to do than show off their prize collector cars. Continue reading
Last week, my sister and her friend came to visit us in Buckeye. On Wednesday we made the annual pilgrimage to Westworld, the site of the 47th Annual Scottsdale auction. Since wintering in Arizona starting in 2012, I haven’t missed attending this iconic auction. I always leave with over a hundred images to select from for sharing with you… but never any automobiles. You see, my friends, my budget won’t allow me to even consider bidding on the vehicles I might wish to own. Continue reading
Ben Huberman, in this week’s Photo Challenge post says, “Goodbye, straight lines. Hello, curves.” He asks for our take on the term “rounded.” You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading