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mhkrabat From: mhkrabat Date: June 2nd, 2007 10:45 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh man, this has got to be one of the most beautiful body lines Ford ever produced, that being a 1940 (or 1939 which was damn near identical) Ford. Deep maroon is perfect for it too. Any more pics?

This style was influenced heavily by the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, which also inspired the 1941 Lincoln Continental's "face". After that, styling moved on to other things...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 3rd, 2007 06:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes. Remind me after I get home tomorrow and I'll send you some. It was a beautiful specimen. I'd never seen one close to that nice before.
flw From: flw Date: June 2nd, 2007 11:25 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

pixel packer

You really are a master of using reflection in photography. It's like you aren't satisfied with opaque reality and are trying to pack the image with extra information.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: June 2nd, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: pixel packer

I *really* like that assessment. And also really like this picture!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 3rd, 2007 06:41 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: pixel packer

I'm glad you like it, and the assessment too, since you're the mistress of mirror thought!
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: June 3rd, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: pixel packer

Thanks :)

LJ only seems to want to accept my comments of late. I have no idea what the fuck is up with my journal and no time to try to figure out who to contact. But it sucks. I thought it was just Thursday night when I tried but I still can't post now. It's probably for the best. Maybe LJ put a ban on prospectus-angst.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 3rd, 2007 06:35 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: pixel packer

Thanks for noticing. I'm not that technically skilled. And, even with my new $300 camera, I'm shooting with equipment that most professionals would shun. But I do have coherent thoughts about what I like to achieve in my images and one of them has to do with finding a way to make something in the frame "look back" at the viewer. I especially like reflections, because they enable me to undo, partially, what the film theorists call "suture," the way in which the place of the camera is made to disappear from the world it captures.
flw From: flw Date: June 3rd, 2007 11:19 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: pixel packer

Yes. That. That's what I meant. Don't complain about your camera, poor craftsman blames his tools, and all that... You certainly know the rule you are breaking. Although I have no problem with the breaking of that rule. I would think of a photo's "suture" status as a happy accident that happened one way or the other. If you can (and I think you can) utilize this aspect of composition to add a narrative to your pictures that would otherwise be lost, I say go for it! I definitely take something away from it on a level higher than the "Where's Waldo" fun of it.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: June 2nd, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The composition on this is great! I really like it.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 3rd, 2007 06:38 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks. That means worlds, coming from you. I wanted to get the camera in the reflection somehow. And I wanted the wood that makes this vehicle a "woodie" to itself be reflected, rather than shown directly. I took one with Skylar looking in the mirror that may be a better image, but wanted to post something of a more abstract, landscape-like quality, since I've been showing a lot of family shots this week.
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