Green Fins in Austin

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    See how cool American cars used to be? And then they started getting designed by committees and focus groups and marketing experts... Did anyone see that Simpsons episode with Poochie the dog? I think about that episode a lot whenever I see a boring product flounder its way onto the scene.

    Anyway, none of that has anything to do with anything... other than just as a talking point when looking back at old American cars and how much personality they used to have. This was shot at a classic car show here in Austin, which is always a great place to take the tripod for some HDR goodness...

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    1. Jill Clardy 87 months ago | reply

      yep they don't make 'em like this anymore - might have something to do with the sheer weight of all that metal and chrome and the effect on mpg !

    2. susan_r4 87 months ago | reply

      Beautiful green Trey - yes, it's a cool car!

    3. gabrielescotto 87 months ago | reply

      wooooooow impressionante!!!!

    4. tista_ceres "Simone Arrigone" 87 months ago | reply

      I really like, beautiful shot .... well done!

    5. colin.berry 87 months ago | reply

      love the hot rods, the glossy paint holds so much reflection detail. hevay dose of photmatix, a hint of lucis, and a pinch smoothing and you can bring out a whole hidden world. Like the grungy feel on this one, yours are usually silky smooth

    6. Felipe Abreu 2010 [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!!!!!!

    7. rabidash* 87 months ago | reply

      Seen in explore ..#..
      congrats Pictures, Images and Photos

    8. Ayda Ab 87 months ago | reply

      ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
      (¸.•´ (¸.•` (¸.•`» wow!

    9. buttersweet 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called *ARTISTIC* Photosworld* TIME TO VOTE - PLEASE STOP BY AND VOTE, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      lots of personality and big wasters of gas
      >:D beautiful work

    10. Kiyoshi Jiro [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      Great work!
      And thank you do much for your HDR tutorial, I think I can join the race now :D

    11. Amar Raavi 87 months ago | reply

      Trey, the car is cool. But the ghosting part is not so good. I think thats what happens when the place gets too busy :)

    12. ruvido (on X100 now) 87 months ago | reply

      well, I was thinking the same only few days ago.... Japonese cars, American cars... were is the difference now? Those cars used to be made of metal solid (yeah) and not chunky plastic....

    13. jmurawski 87 months ago | reply

      I love this picture and all of your amazing work in HDR, and this pic ups the coolness quotient of that car by an order of magnitude. :) But, for the record, a "milktoast" is a kind of food - a "milquetoast" is a person who has a meek, timid, unassertive nature, after Caspar Milquetoast, a comic-strip character created by Harold Tucker Webster (1885–1952).

    14. wildmann59 87 months ago | reply

      Wicked , my friend ....

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    15. seeit_snapit 87 months ago | reply

      I love classic cars and this treatment on them in particular! Great work, fellow Austinite.

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