June 2020 “Name that Car” Contest

by | Jun 4, 2020

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 with the in-camera Monochrome mode.

June’s contest is simple: You need to name the automobile manufacturer. You will get a bonus prize if you also guess the model of the car.  The first person to “Name that Car” by responding via the Contact page (no other form of contact will be valid for the contest) will be the winner. Hint: Unlike last month’s Holden automobile, this months manufacturer is American.

The Winner was Juan Pablo Assmus who correctly identified this classic V16 Cadillac.

The prize with be a LensPen Elite that’s useful for cleaning smudges off your lenses or camera filters. I keep one of them in all of my camera bags and backpacks. The LensPen has a retractable natural hair brush that you can use to knock off dust from your photo gear with a soft chamois-like tip on the other end for removing smudges. It has a carbon based cleaning compound that reduces electrostatic charges that can attract dust to a lens’s surface and replenishes itself after each use. Since it doesn’t require any fluid or lens tissue, a LensPen creates no trash.

As I was finishing this post, I received an email announcing that LensPen will be donating one LensPen product to health care workers or first responders anywhere in the United States or Canada, while supplies last. They are also offering reduced pricing or donations for hospitals and first responder agencies. For more information, go to www.lenspen.com.

Yes, LensPen is one of this blog’s sponsor and I want to thank them for their support. But you should know that I’ve been using LensPen’s products for more than 20 years, long before I had any of my blogs.


Along with photographer Barry Staver, Joe is co-author of Better Available Light Digital Photography that’s available from Amazon for $21.88 and used copies starting at $7.00 as I write this. The Kindle price is expensive for some reason (not Barry or me.)