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.

Tilt-Shift Photography On The Cheap

So there’s this thing called Tilt-Shift Photography, which I guess could also be called “using a tilt-shift lens on your camera.  What is a tilt shift lens?  It’s a horrendously expensive specialty lens often used by people taking architectural photography.  Why are you reading this?  Because tilt-shift is fun stuff:

Soap Box Derby Banana

Alright – I admit it.  That’s not real tilt-shift.  The good news is that you can fake it too – easy!  Click the link and I’ll tell you all about it.  It’s easy.  Did I say easy?  I meant easy.  Click the jump.  Do it.

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