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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by J.Ukrop, Oct 11, 2019.
@J.Ukrop I'm betting this is the pic you are thinking of....Leroy Goulart's Ford:
Bingo, @drdave! I love that picture. Thanks for digging it up! Now imagine the shot at night...
I found this sign on craigslist a few years ago. Now restored with new neon and paint, in my garage.
A few from Bayou Roundups past... and reminder that the 2019 event is next weekend!!
... and one more... gotta love Austin!!
Does McDonalds know you McHave this?
That's... kinda weird.
Ohhhhh shit !!!!!!!!!!!!
There's nothing like the soft glow of neon! Skyline is still there, but sadly lost its neon sometime in the '90s.
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Nice capture of that Chevy “under the lights.” Night shots always makes a statement. Whether is it using a tripod, countdown timer, fill flash or a variety of things to make the shot better or just get the shot. Sometimes the lights aren’t enough and it needs a fill. Other times, the night time shots under the lights give off unusual effects with the reflections.
Real Neon on the other hand may not give off enough light to make the hot rod/custom car show up clearly, without some kind of fill flash for highlights. At any rate, night time photography is difficult enough for clear shots without a nearby rock, or tripod for help. No, selfie sticks usually won’t have enough stability. Bumpers or fenders of other nearby cars or pedestrian railings may give the photographer the support it needs for a great shot. Otherwise, it is a hit or miss.
The neon arrow, in the middle, may not be bright enough for a great, clear shot without some help. Night shot: 1-2 seconds with the 35mm SLR film camera resting on the dash. Most neon allows a shot, but does not have the detail that most editors were looking for back then. Most photos are a little dark.
Back in the old days of film and/or color slide photography, we had to wait a while to get the photo prints back to see how the experiment came out. These days, it is the modern version of an “Instamatic” digital camera.
When I was on a photo assignment, I tried all sorts of backgrounds for “the” cover shot. Color, B/W, double exposure, fill flash, longer exposure for clear night shots using only the surround light bulbs, etc.
We had taken plenty of “location” shots at a 40s-50s theme restaurant, (near the historic Santa Ana Drags location) They were simple shots in color and B/W and later dipping the prints in a natural dye for the vintage look.
But, one shot that was at the end of a long 36 exposure color slide film was the most unusual photo from the whole day and night. I had started to take the final shot “under the lights” of the Newport Beach Fashion Island Big movie theater. The zillion lights would give the 40 sedan delivery plenty of glow and fill.
My camera film advance, moved almost to the stopping point. So, I reverse wound the lever until it was back one whole slot in the 36 shot timeline. If we were talking numbers, 36 got stuck ½ way, so I rewound back to 35 and took another tripod shot. This is the result of an unusual photo “Under the Lights.”
Taken on the long curved driveway of the Big Newport Beach Fashion Island Theater location.
Garage and cruise night
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Heston services, M4 motorway, just outside London UK. Any (every) Saturday night 70's - 80's.
Three cars build by a very talented father and son team. Many thanks to Davey Sr and Jr. Scheimann.
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