Today, I Celebrate…

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If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.

-Bill Gates-


Story behind the image…

I discovered this wonderful old car in Seligman, AZ along Route 66.  It’s condition and the fact that we were on Route 66 gave me inspiration for this image.  I began with a five frame bracket with a base exposure of ISO 200 f10 @ 1/15 sec.  I processed the HDR using Photomatix Pro and then added the “grunge” effect using NIK filters including a double dose of Tonal Contrast, some Brilliance and Warmth to liven it up even more, a bit of Classical Soft Focus to take the extreme edge off and then I took the image to NIK Silver Efex Pro 2 and then lowered the opacity of the B&W layer by about 50% to reduce the intense colors and enhance the age and wear.  Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR @ 35mm.


  1. Looks a lot like a rental from Rent a wreck, back in the late 70′s!

  2. Only 3 more payments and its all mine