Looking Good in Black and White

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Proving you can change your tune, Paul Simon changed the lyrics to his song Kodachrome to “everything looked better in black & white” when performing the song in Central Park in 1991. Lately I’ve noticed a trend. Even though only some of each month’s posts were about black and white photography, it turned out that these were the...

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It’s a Crowded and Full Frame Cars & Coffee

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Right now in Douglas County, Colorado, we are in Level 2: “Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors,” which may be why attendance for the first Vehicle Vault Cars & Coffee event since the health crises began was at record levels. Hundreds of people showed up for the show and the parking lot was packed with so many...

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How I Photographed a Subaru Concept Car

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the amazing Tokyo Motor Show and today wanted to share one of my favorite photographs from it—with a little bit of Photoshop enhancement. Concept cars are always interesting to photograph and the best concept cars in the world are usually unveiled at this show and because the...

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Photographing a Smiling Studebaker with a Fisheye Zoom

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The Bullet Nosed Studebaker models of 1950 and 1951 were designed by Raymond Loewy are a favorite car of my wife Mary. The bullet nose models were available in three different sized models: the Champion, the Commander, and (get this) the Land Cruiser. I think this one is a 1950 Champion but I could be wrong. (Any Studie experts want to let me...

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Planned Obsolescence II: Photographing a Datsun 1600 (or 2000?)

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Before Nissan cars bore their maker’s name they were called “Datsun.” Datsun’s original production run began in 1931 and from 1958 to 1986, only vehicles that were exported by Nissan were identified as Datsuns. By 1986, Nissan had phased out the Datsun name but re-launched it in June 2013 as a brand for low-cost vehicles that were...

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June 2020 “Name that Car” Contest

Today’s Post by Je Farace How I made this shot: I photographed this mystery car at a car show at the Adams County Historical Museum near Brighton, Colorado. The camera used was a Konica Minolta DiMage X1. OK, I know it’s not a mirrorless camera—this month’s theme—but I really liked the photo. Exposure was 1/250 sec at f/3.5 and ISO and it was captured...

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