Mini-update 2

So, apparently smiling planes are a thing that people like. For them who did not recognize the plane, it is an Messerschmitt Me 262. I happen to have another, still smiling, photo of the plane. Both yesterday’s and today’s photos come from my phone, adjusted using Snapseed, and given the final processing using Pixlr Express.


I’m currently in Illinois. Earlier today I passed by these cars:


Now, the roadside display does not really look like that; that was a panorama shot, and the curvature is an artifact of how close I was to the cars. 

The cars are, in fact, all in a line. They are all variants of Ford’s Model “put a letter here”.


Like the first photo, all of the following photos were processed in Snapseed and Pixlr Express, and were so processed on the Samsung Note II (also snapped by same).

I won’t cover all of the cars in this post; I will start with the first.


This car is for sale for $4,500 . . . 


The seat in front has the writing “Mother-in-Law Seat”. 

The processing on the above was pushed a bit because the cars were mostly dark and in the shade, but the front of them all were in bright sun.  In fact, regardless of the angle, there were very bright portions of the background in each photo.

I also tried different “vintage” processing to give the car the appropriate look.


Hmm . . . interesting, but not what I was looking for; close, but no stubby cigar.


Better, but . . . I know! Let me try B&W.


Not a bad look, but it’s too ‘modern’. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll hit on a good look eventually.

Walking around the car offers up different details of this ‘gag’ car.


. . . let me give the ‘vintage’ look another shot . . . 


Now that, that looks closer to what I envisioned as ‘vintage look’. Too bad I did not save the settings.

Continuing the tour around the car . . . 



It certainly looks like something that might be fun to own . . . for about a day or two.

Here’s a pseudo macro shot (I plan to stop there tomorrow as well, if I have a chance, to get more macro-type shots).


I should mention that this is one of them very rare times (the first I can remember) where I am traveling without my trusty Nikon D7000 and its assortment of lenses.

That’s right . . . my camera is 1,000 miles away. I don’t normally do this, but taking care of the camera was going to be a burdensome task given the particulars of this visit, so it made sense to leave it at home. I am carrying the Panasonic and, of course, my phone. If I have a chance to stop there again, I will be using the Panasonic P&S.

Here’s a shot at the interior of this beauty . . . 


Really, these cars were in pretty good shape for being 80 or 90 years old. This was, as I said, the humor car of the bunch. The others looked much better.

Well, it’s late, and I have to get up in about 4.5 hours, so I should start thinking about getting to sleep. I’m setting this to go live in the morning. There is a chance I might be in Internet blackout for most of the day, but I’ll try to respond to any comments whenever I can (if I get any comments). Goodnight.


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Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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8 Responses to Mini-update 2

  1. oneowner says:

    You probably know already that I love old cars and there are some gems here. I never gave a thought to owning one,, though. But I appreciate those who preserve them. Your vintage processing looks great on these subjects.


  2. sandra getgood says:

    Love the old cars. and you do some pretty amazing things when you take pictures of them, which is always fun to see.


  3. AnnMarie says:

    Now it’s the bucktooth, smiling plane . . . even cuter!

    As for the vintage Ford Models, they’re all neat looking. And it’s not difficult to see the Beverly Hillbillies sitting in that last one. I really like them in color, but naturally, the last ‘vintage look’ suits them as well.


    • disperser says:

      That’s what I thought when I took the photo.

      And yes, that’s what I was thinking about the car except there was no one sitting in the Mother-in-law seat on the show.


  4. What cool old cars! And you got some great shots of them! :-) I love seeing the interiors, and all the stuff in there is interesting, too! :-)
    I think Mother-in-laws should sit in the waaaaaaaaaay back or on the roof of the car! ;-) :-P
    Hope your day went well! Best wishes coming your way, for you and all your loved ones!
    HUGS, too!!! :-)


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