Classic Cars From The Vault

I used to work at a place that had something to do with cars.  While I was there, my photography thing and my work thing seemed to overlap and I got to take some pictures of cars we were reviewing as well as a whole lot of car shows.  The kind of pictures that worked well there weren’t usually the kind I liked taking but I always took a few for myself.  Things like this and this.  I just dug back into the vault from the same show that the other two came from and found another one I liked.

classic-car-hood-ornament

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Only thing is, I can’t for the life of me remember what kind of car it was attached to.  Anyone know at least the make if not the model?  C’mon you car buffs out there – show me what you got!

Getting back to the photo nerd thing, the bokeh is nice.  With so many symmetrical reflections I really like the pattern across the top of the hood.    This image has been chopped up a bit and I don’t have the original so I don’t have the EXIF information, but I’m pretty sure I took this with my 50mm lens just because you can count the number of diaphragm blades that make up the aperture – 5, just like the 5 sided bursts of light you get in this picture.

Hood Ornaments From The Sharp Age

Hood Ornaments From The Sharp Age

There was a time when having a space-age hood ornament was more important than the lawsuits you’d be defending against when your car perforated a few pedestrians. Those times have changed, but luckily some of these old cars are still around. I’ve been lucky enough to catch the Old Cars show in my neighborhood a few times and the hood ornaments are my favorite. This is from a 1956 Chevy Nomad, but others from this time are just as… sharp. I’ll post more in coming days.
  • ApertureValue: f/4
  • DateTimeOriginal: 2007:09:01 06:45:11
  • ExposureTime: 1/2000 sec
  • Flash: No Flash
  • FocalLength: 45 mm
  • ISOSpeedRatings: 100
  • Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT