The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Winching the truck behind them using the rig's capstan.
Hey Dude, where ya been, I've missed your posts on here.
'61 pontiac ... IMHO . THE most beautiful body EVER !!!!!!
Why did this ad agency distort the photos to the point where it looked like you could land a light aircraft across the hoods???
A suggestion for posting pictures -
Check the size before posting; most of us use Microsoft which has a program called 'Paint'. Open the picture in 'Paint' and you will see the picture relative to how it will appear on a standard computer screen. If it is too big it will be outside the standard screen - re-size it to something about 750 pixels wide.
This eliminates the need to scroll right/left to see the picture
Also - you can put multiple pictures in a post, up to 10 or 11 if I remember correctly
This puts more pictures on a page
All those "Wide Track" Pontiac illustrations reminded me of a chap I worked with many years ago. He had been an Illustrator and art director at GM in those days and he shared a couple of their tricks. Since the ideas were "bigger is better"...and "wider is better still"...the artwork was stretched dramatically to make the cars look wider, lower and longer. Try and overlay an actual photo of one of them from the same angle and you'll be surprised just how much they "fudged".
But the trick I liked best was when they used actual photographs. Only rarely did they alter the proportions. Instead, they just hired models that were no more than 5 feet tall. Often shorter. They made the car look all that much larger. Ah...truth in advertising. I'm still waiting to see that one.
Your suggestions are but 1 of 1000. As a regular contributor, I prefer images 1024-1280 (max). Anything under 640 isn't even worth posting.
Multiple images in a single post works only in a perfect world. Proven repeatedly that commenters in this thread haven't learned to delete 9 other images when merely writing about 1. Taking that factor out of their hands keeps thread progressing smoother than "more images on a page". Quality over quantity.
OK - Here's one for you at 950!!!
I've also heard of another trick photographers use to make the subject car look lower in the photograph ... fill it with weights or sandbags to make it sit lower. Of course, now Photoshop makes life easier for everyone
My apologies, i mixed up the pictures. my bad.
Yeah PhotoShop can do lots of trix...but those hold, hand painted illustrations were sexier than anything that program can put out!
a couple more days to catch up with this thread, man it can move fastgood stuff though.
My Dad and i had a running joke about the pin-head family - being used in british advertising, esp BMC; but as to stance - yes, a brochure shoot i worked on always used a wheelbarrow full of lead ingots - in the boot and every footwell, so as to not see inside the wheel arches, i think; they were a japanese crew and language was restricted to things like 'i have XX minis and XX bug-eye sprites ..."
(nice to see artists work is still taken for photography, btw,)
Sorry, I couldn't resist. . ...
East main st Amsterdam NY . I ate there a time or two .
RIP Mr. Granatelli
Kaw City, Oklahoma.
Missing the pin-ups...SouthUrn!
Look!! A UFO!!!!
Does that say fifteen thousand mile engine guarantee on the hood ? Not very proud of their masterpiece, are they ?
It doesn't seem that long ago (my 85 GMC for example) that you only got 12 month 12,000 mi factory warrantee...especially on trucks.
You can thank competition from foreign manufactureres for the improvement in american quality
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