Cruisers IV and NNWM-2K15 Update

  NNWM-2K15 Update:

Another chapter of my NNWM-2K15. I’m writing chapter 37, and I should wait a bit, but wanted to get Chapter 34 out because I like it and like reading it. 

So, the next post will contain Chapter 34 of the 2015 NaNoWriMo work-in-progress, and it will go up immediately after this post goes live. It’s password protected. Since it’s been a while, click HERE for the previous stuff.

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Cruisers Update IV:

Continuing with my late reporting on the June 14, 2015, Tri-Lakes Vintage Car show.


By the way, there is a SmugMug Gallery (HERE) for the photos in this, past, and future posts about this show. Also, you can click on the photos to open a larger version in a separate tab or window. Go ahead; try it.

First up, above and below, the 1969 Chevrolet Nova. A mint car.



Get it? Mint . . . green . . . nevermind. 

Those are actually two different shots, not one shot processed two ways. Many of the paint jobs are very bright. Plus, many owners wax the crap out of these cars. It makes them even brighter than the already bright paint. Us poor photographers risk damaging our equipment (blinded, we walk into things), damaging our eyes, and damaging our camera sensors.

As mentioned in the original post, anticipating the insane reflections problems, I had my polarizer filter mounted on the lens. That’s polarizer as in filtering light, and not as in presidential candidates.

By the way, here’s where I try and snap some necks . . .


Here’s the obligatory engine shot . . . not that anyone can tell anything from just looking at it. Still, most men, and a few women, would stop by open hoods and would nod sagely as they stroked their . . . chins. 


Next to the Nova sat a 1969 Pontiac GTO.


Now, don’t get me wrong, the GTO is a fine car. Many people even like it, but the paint job suffered as it sat next to the Nova. 



Really, the Nova’s paint job eclipsed the GTO’s. Even when trying to isolate the GTO, the brightness of the nearby cars intruded.


That’s right, I said cars because on the other side of the GTO, this . . .



That’s a 1972 Chevy Chevelle SS, it too sporting a fancy paint job.



At this point of my progression through the show, I took a slight detour and visited three cars sitting a bit away from the show. These were cars of the members of the Host Club for the event. As such, they were not part of the official show. Still, since I had seen a couple of them around town before, I paid them a visit.


That’s a Jaguar XJ Series 1 (1968-1973) or Series 2 (1973-1979). I didn’t try identifying the exact model. I figured a nine years spread was enough.

Next to it, sporting a bit of humor, sat a 1937 Ford Coupe



Really, after a while the whole ‘hood up’ thing got old. Yeah, it’s an interesting engine, but I think the cars all show better with the hoods in their normal operating mode . . . closed. 

Next to the Ford, a 1949 Oldsmobile 88 Hydra-Matic. Readers of my blog have seen this car before as I photographed it various times in the past few years. 



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