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Being a “Classic Car” guy — I love all things “Automotive”.
I am a member of “The Donut Gang” here in Austin – a group of like-minded classic car enthusiast. We get together multiple times a week to visit, swap stories, work on our cars and cruising to local car shows and events.

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  1. 08/26/2012

    How could you not love them? It just happens.
    Really love the third from the end. I still watch that perfect red.

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    • 08/26/2012

      Thank you very much Mala for your kind words — really appreciate your reply

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  2. 08/28/2012

    Art you are a good! You know how to frame things right and expose properly, your compositions are all solid! If I may allow some constructive advice , I know a lot of people are enjoying the HDR (or HDR effect) these days. I honestly really like it too; though I get disappointed when I see good images go the average way because of it. Like Mala, I love the 3rd last picture of the “Skull Something Express” car. I love it because of the car, it has such a different, vile, aggressive but stylish character to it. I find The effect you applied tones down its dynamic look. HDR applies well to cars because of the extreme highlights off the paint and chrome but I always feel it takes away from the original contrast. When you look at an HDR image the stronger lines of composition often fade too. What I personally like most in a complete body of work like yours is unity and realism. I’d love to see more details of that car though, keep shooting you rock! I’m a follower now and I’d love to open up a conversation on car photography or HDR if you would like to!

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    • 08/28/2012

      Hi Alain — Thank you very much for your comments — I really appreciate them a lot. Constructive advice is ALWAYS a good (and welcomed) thing !
      You are 100 % correct to point out that the 3rd picture from the end in this series was processed differently. I guess I was just trying new “stuff” to see how it worked out πŸ™‚ and see what kind of reaction I would get. I know that it kinda looks like an HDR shot but in actuality it is not — I was experimenting with the Lab Color Mode in Photoshop trying to bring out the RED colors in an effort to make them stand out more — then I got a bit goofy and went into Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4 and actually did a slight “glow” on the “reds”. In hindsight – I probably should have applied a more gritty, grungy effect — to make it fit the “tone” of the car a little better — but one learns by experimenting I guess πŸ™‚
      Thanks again for your comment — and your point is VERY well taken Alain.

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  3. 08/30/2012

    Very nice picture’s you’ve got mate. I will browse through them. It would be nice to illustrate them with some poetry at some point. And I love rust πŸ™‚

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  4. 09/1/2012

    I love classic cars but they’re hard to find in Australia. Your photography is absolutely stunning and you are very talented. Have a good weekend. πŸ™‚

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  5. 09/9/2012

    great shots of wonderful subjects! I too love taking old car images… so much character.

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  6. 09/12/2012

    I like your stuff.

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  7. 09/17/2012

    …. almost forgot; we love the old muscle cars too! Own a ’96 Impala; still runs like a charm, but I DRIVE it; I don’t store it. Life’s too short.

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  8. 09/30/2012

    Such great shots..

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