Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Black beauty


Batavia, Illinois holds a classic car cruise night on Friday evenings throughout the summer. As far as I know, most of them have been rained out this year. I headed down while threatening clouds hung overhead a couple of week ago to see if any hardy souls would show up with their cars. A few did.

One who did was the owner of this Hudson pickup truck. What was interesting about this vehicle, besides the ultra-cool white-and-red sidewall tires, was the black satin finish -- which, under the overcast sky, really brought out the lines and shapes of the body. The satin finish also helps the chrome accents to pop.

The barriers in the distance were intended to close off a street filled with classic automobiles. For this evening, they only would have needed to close six parking spaces.

This Friday's forecast? Showers.

Photo sightings: Last summer, I shot some sunset photos in Door County, Wisconsin. As a joke, I blacked out the solar disk in one of the pictures and posted it here as the first photograph of a solar eclipse that occurred later in the year. Yesterday the photo apeared on the blog of the Houston Museum of Natural Science to accompany a story on the recent eclipse in Southeast Asia. They picked the photo up from Flickr, where I identified Photoshop as the culprit.

Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.


Martina said...

Ah, first I thought the satin look was due to some post processing, never saw this on car.
Has a tilt shift feeling.
Very cool photo.

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Love it!