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Rusty Lady

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on May 24th, 2016 by judy

Ford Coupe 1920s

This Rusty Lady is a Ford Model A Coupe found in Cuero, TX on our way back from Rockport. Of course I had to put a little work into fixing it, I mean the picture, up…

The Model A was introduced in 1927, replacing “Tin Lizzie”, the Model T.  The Model A was the first Ford to use a conventional clutch and brake pedals, throttle, and gearshift.  The Model T was shifted with pedals and accelerated with levers on the steering wheel.

Soon a song written by Walter O’Keefe became very popular: “Henry Made a Lady Out of Lizzie”.

The last stanza reads:

When she’s coming down the street,
All the boys say “Ain’t she sweet”?
HENRY’S MADE A LADY OUT OF LIZZIE!
Every man will go for her,
She’s the kind that men prefer,
HENRY’S MADE A LADY OUT OF LIZZIE!
Why even Thomas Edison,
The wizard that he is,
Could not resist her charms,
And was the first to take out “Liz”
He said “She’s Okay to me,
All she needs is company”
HENRY’S MADE A LADY OUT OF LIZZIE!

Looking through the window

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on May 4th, 2016 by judy

Mission through a window

Looking through the window at Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga, Goliad State Park, Goliad, TX.  More playing with dynamic range…

Before and after

Posted in Old and rusty on March 16th, 2016 by judy

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This shows how modern tools can bring out detail in a photograph in post processing on a computer. Neither film nor digital sensors have the dynamic range of our eyes, so a photograph cannot duplicate everything we see straight out of the camera.  Besides that, there is the creative process where photographers try to express our vision of what we photographed.

Ansel Adams used very elaborate dodging and burning in the darkroom to fulfill his vision.  Other film artists used other techniques such as combining multiple images in the darkroom.  In-camera techniques such as unusual lenses and filters were also used for creative purposes in film days.   Today we shoot digital and to a large part bring out our vision in post processing on a computer.  Cleaner, brighter and less dangerous than darkroom work.  Plus we can do more this way.

The top photo is probably a bit more “extreme” than I would print to sell in a gallery, but it’s a matter of taste.

1933 Duesenberg

Posted in Old and rusty on March 16th, 2016 by judy

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This beauty was found in Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum in San Marcos, Texas.  Great place to visit!

Old Jeep Truck

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on February 28th, 2016 by judy

Old Jeep at Driftwood Winery

This old Jeep truck lives at Driftwood Winery in Driftwood, Texas.

General Motors Truck

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty on January 26th, 2016 by judy

General Motors Truck

This beautiful General Motors Truck appeared in the square in Wimberley this winter. I don’t know anything about it. I searched google images and found nothing with a grill just like this one.

General Motors Truck

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty on January 16th, 2016 by judy

Old-Truck

This beautiful old truck was parked outside Cypress Creek Cafe last week.  I processed the photo to bring out the beauty of the truck and de-emphasize the background.

Librairie d’Arcadie II

Posted in Architecture, New Orleans, Old and rusty on July 7th, 2015 by judy

La Librairie d'Arcadie II

One of my best-selling photographs is of this store in New Orleans.  I have named the place Librairie d’Arcadie because that is in the window, but I believe it’s not the official name of the store.  This photo was taken a couple of years after the original photo and I recently decided to process this version.  I like the addition of the bicycle, but the first time I photographed it the door was open, which added a lot to it I think.  You can see the original at this link:

http://nichollsphoto.com/album/NewOrleans/slides/La%20Librairie%20d%27Arcadie.html

Decorated for Spring

Posted in Hill Country, Old and rusty on April 26th, 2015 by judy

Decorated for Spring

Cackleberry’s in Wimberley decorates their old truck to fit the season.

Blue Truck

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Old and rusty on April 11th, 2015 by judy

Blue Truck

The Blue Truck (with bluebonnets) is at Art on 12 and Bent Tree Gallery in Wimberley.