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    This place is a veritable gold mine of nice cars. They are upholsterers. They are just about the last step in restoration. I could pass this and shoot every time I come by. I know this. I knew this when I came up around the corner. I wasn't going to look, but I did. I wasn't going to stop to shoot a nice car. A nice car is a nice car is a nice car. But this, this isn't a nice car photo. This had be here, this one time of course, when I reeeaaallly wanted to shoot something else, just waiting for me. Baiting me with bright primary colors against a flat lit environment. It's obvious visual appeal like a deep sea lantern fish. And so I could only say aloud one thing.

    Hasselblad 500C/M
    Planar CF 80
    Portra 400NC, expired

    Wil Wardle, so hopelessly hopeful, and 64 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Wil Wardle 40 months ago | reply

      Some great automobile contrasts from both sides of the Atlantic.

    2. Button2PushButtons 40 months ago | reply

      Funny, I was just thinking about how this shot reflects a few different things, and changed the title to a more suitable one.

      Edit: 10 months later, sunny slide film vs overcast color negative film...

    3. ^ Missi ^ 40 months ago | reply

      love the contrast in their designs, nicely composed...!!

    4. kymak 40 months ago | reply

      that's so cool

    5. ~carie~ 40 months ago | reply

      wow, those are some beautiful colors.

    6. Button2PushButtons 40 months ago | reply

      Thanks y'all! And , I think it's officially been a year since we met.

    7. ~carie~ 40 months ago | reply

      Really?? haha. how do you know that?
      I was randomly thinking the other day about that huge burn I had gotten that morning we went out shooting...maybe this anniversary date was looming in my subconscious. :P
      PS: you and Dead Slow should hook up in SF next week when you're there! It would be a cool car photography bonanza. :-D

    8. scurvy_knaves 40 months ago | reply

      Awesome! Here is another one:)
      two worlds (amerika i engleska)

    9. Button2PushButtons 40 months ago | reply

      I'd love too, but it looks like a whirlwind trip. I have an industry party to attend right when I step out of the vehicle, and events to cover all weekend. I wish I had an extra day or two to relax afterward, but eh, it'll be a good time.

    10. holloway steve 40 months ago | reply

      you'd have to be mad to have walked away from this one. this is a book cover.

    11. Kurt Sadjina [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composed. Great the contrasts of the two cars.

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