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Old Car at Sunset

Old Car at Sunset

Sometimes I just want to have fun with my photographs! For some reason I’m attracted to old cars. We seem to have an abundance of them in New Mexico. You can find them parked along the road in any village. Sometimes they run – and sometimes they’re just for show. If I have a camera handy, I just can’t help myself; they’re eye candy that I can’t resist. I spotted this antique beauty many years ago in the village of Madrid along the Turquoise Trail in New Mexico. It begged to have a splashy sunset decorate the background. So I whipped one up in Photoshop and “Old Car at Sunset” was created. Image title: Old Car at Sunset To purchase this stock image in various sizes, go to Dreamstime.

Big Diesel, Blue Sky

Big Diesel, Blue Sky

Several years ago, I worked for an industrial manufacturer. Part of my job was to photograph large stainless steel parts before and while they were being loaded onto flatbed semi-trucks parked in our lot. Having never been a “gear-head” or anything remotely close to mechanically inclined, I was surprised by my fascination with the big rigs. Many had unique paint jobs that their proud owners kept shiny clean. So while I was passing the time waiting for skids to be loaded, I would snap a few photos of each diesel truck from different angles. At first I wasn’t sure what to do with my growing collection of semis. After a bit of tinkering in Photoshop – wiping the truck clean of any logos, isolating the vehicle then dropping in a perky new sky – I had quite a nice grouping of microstock images. Since the vehicles were parked and I was able to get up-close and personal with them, my big rigs had a certain dramatic flair that proved quite sellable as stock photos. Today my collection, “Diesels by …

Car with Guadalupe

Car with Guadalupe

“Car with Guadalupe” is a once-in-a-lifetime photo! It was photographed back in the mid-90’s when I was still shooting film (you remember film don’t you). One sunny morning, I was driving in downtown Santa Fe when my eye caught this enticing vignette. I couldn’t have set-up a more perfect photo! Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me. Praying that the rusty car would stay parked before the eye-popping Guadalupe fresco, I rushed home to grab my camera and a roll of Kodachrome – a 20 minute drive both ways! Luckily I returned to find everything untouched. Standing in the middle of the street, I had just minutes to snapped several photos from this vantage point before 4 lanes of traffic threaten bodily harm. The mural was stuccoed over many years ago and I never saw that car again. But I thank the photo gods that I was in the right place, at the right time. Today I consider this image one of my quintessential Santa Fe photos! Plus one of the most popular selections in my Dreamstime portfolio. Image title: Car with …