And it was sunny all day so we spent a big part of the day here (more about this car show coming later this week). By the way…getting in was a bit difficult but getting out of this beautiful 1948 MG TC? Steering wheel was almost sitting on my lap so the owner had to help me out!
Did a test drive of the computer last night and so far so good. Just a couple of issues but they were the same ones as before…which could mean it’s been trying to tell me for some time that it isn’t feeling well. Maybe. Not sure. New post tomorrow but had to do one last car rerun. I think this car show is coming up in a couple of weeks – yippee!
Revisit Week – Cars and Car Shows
As the computer is still in the sick bay I am running re-runs of past posts. I felt like doing cars and car shows as they are always popular. Classic cars ultimately mean classic hood ornaments; they don’t make them like these anymore! This post was originally done in April 2014.
Revisiting – Hood Ornaments
Whenever I go to any car show I am drawn to the vehicles themselves but also the details of each vehicle. The wheels, the dashboards, the fuzzy dice, the engines, and the hood ornaments. Once upon a time many cars had works of art as their hood ornaments but as time went by what with aerodynamics and fuel economy – not to mention little thieves who ripped off said ornaments – the era of fancy hood adornment slowly faded.
But when the classic, and some newer models, cars are shown I am in hood ornament nirvana! Here are a few as previews to the cars that I will be bringing back once I decide which beauties to feature. Classic? Modern? Hot Rod? Custom? So many to chose from…stay tuned.
There are so many automobiles to see when visiting Miami Beach. They range from the every day common to the ostentatious display of wealth to wonderful classics – I’m fond of the classics. The best time to see these vehicles is on Friday and Saturday night when the crowds comes in to party and cruise up and down Ocean Drive; neon art deco and beautiful cars abound then.
All I’ve got identification wise is that the orange one is a Chevy Bel-Air and the yellow one is an Oldsmobile. No idea what model the Olds is or what year either car is. I wonder if these are even their original colors? Surely one of you car aficionados knows 🙂
Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It’s the only way to live
In cars….. Cars – Gary Numan
DH is actually going to be home for the holidays so I will be taking a blogging break to spend time with him, enjoy Christmas and then ring in the new year. So what went on this past year?
We finally thawed from a nasty polar vortex (I hope I never hear that term again EVER). I dislocated and broke a toe which put me out of commission for quite a few weeks (never want to do that again either). Spring came and I hobbled around in flower gardens. We went to my first mud festival and I was just this close to getting into the mud with the rest of the crowd. I had a birthday that I celebrated in NYC where I managed to get my face in the crowd shown on Good Morning America and had something called a cake shake at Juniors – to die for I’m telling you! People really appreciated and purchased some of my work at a local gallery. I had the chance to do a portrait shoot with wolves. I went totally nuts for Halloween and Comic-Con this year by wearing full face makeup for the first time. And urban decay and I definitely have a thing going on.
The year has seen babies born and others both famous and not so famous leave us. There has been entirely too much violence, hate, and anger across the globe; disease is taking a major toll in some countries. And even though at times it seems as if the world is going to you know where in a hand basket there have been moments and people that restore your faith in human kind. Videos have been posted of sweet babies laughing with puppies, grandchildren are growing up entirely too fast for me, random acts of kindness are still being carried out and there is still love in the world even in the midst of chaos and pain.
Here’s to 2015 bringing all of us blessings and joy! I have enjoyed so much interacting and getting to “know” many of you. You inspire me to be a better photographer and to occasionally let my fun and silly flag fly high. If I made all of the wonderful recipes some of you have posted I wouldn’t be able to move. I’ve traveled the globe with many of you and oh the places I want to go visit and photograph because of your adventures. I will be asking for tips if/when I do go… you can count on that 🙂
That does it. I’m out of here!
The Cake Shake
Cary Grant rose
Or is it? While walking down Main Street in Historic St. Charles, Missouri there is so much to see, do, purchase and eat. We had lunch at a pub, I made out like a bandit at the English shop stocking up on my fave English teas I cannot get here at home and I enjoyed the scenery which was being transformed into Christmas time. Many shop windows had holiday wares and decorations up including this one particular shop that had of all things a purple tree up.
I really wanted to capture the tree and ornaments through the window but because of the direction of the sun at the time there was reflection and glare. I took the shot anyway from a slight angle and was going to delete it but remembered that one should never delete an image while still shooting because you never know what it might really turn out to be when you get it up on your monitor. I’m glad I didn’t delete it because while it did not capture what I really wanted, it did grab not only the tree with it’s ornaments in the window but the parked cars and buildings across the street.
I consider that an interesting win. What do you think?