Headlights, 1958 Cadillac


Er… I’m… fairly certain it’s a ’58. I think. Maybe. Hmm…

‘Kill the headlights and put it in neutral…

Stock car flamin’ with a loser in the cruise-control…’

– Beck – Loser

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop


70 thoughts on “Headlights, 1958 Cadillac

      • I really like those cadillacs there was
        one in the next town to me, a pink one
        no less and the size of those cars are
        AWESOME, not like the dinky ones that
        we drive around in, I envy you guys 🙂

        • Hahaha… no kidding about the scale of some of those cars, sir! Seriously… some of them are closer in size to a small house! They look pretty cool (I think), but I’m pretty sure if I was driving there would be all kinds of problems! *CRUNCH*

          • The biggest car that I have driven is a Ford Granada, oh and a Triumph Stag Cabriolet but those are not in the same league as your fine American cars 🙂 🙂

  1. How could you be so far away, and yet evoke the strongest memories –must be a sign of a great photographer! I drove a friend’s Caddyasaurus one day a million years ago– talk about fins, it could’ve been a Batmobile! BUT.. friend forgot to tell me one had to pump the brakes before they would actually grip. The good news is, there wasn’t much damage to the vehicle I rolled backward into; the bad news: it was the second time that day that the unmarked police cruiser had been hit. Heh. Thanks, SIG… I’ll probably have a nightmare about one of those detectives faces.. well, I like you anyway. Nice headlight. 🙂

    • Oh, my! That would be quite the experience!!! I’d imagine it’s kind of funny to think about (now)… and it certainly makes for an entertaining story, but I can imagine it must have been pretty terrifying at the time! That sounds like exactly the sort of thing that would happen to me (both the running into the car and the being hit by one)! Anyway, happy to hear that you were okay! And thank you very much!

  2. Beautiful piece. I am not in as pristine condition as the car. Please don’t kick the tires; my hubcaps might fall off. 😀

  3. Nice composition. Almost certain it’s a 58. ’57 had single lights, and ’59 were slightly different. Classic cars have so many curves and so much chrome, it’s almost impossible to make a bad image with them.

    • Thanks so much! And thank you for the confirmation as well! I thought so (after snooping around a bit on Google). Although the search terms must have been bringing up other years as well (which was confusing me further). I did have a bit more of the grille from / in another photo… so that was a bit of a clue, too.

    • You are always so kind, Dishy, thank you!
      I was hoping I didn’t get too carried away with the background (initially I was only going to burn it in a bit… but something about going this dark with it seemed kind of nice to me… at the time, anyway)!

  4. cool – a great composition. and i love that shiny chrome.
    1958 sounds good to me, too. why not? 🙂
    i seem to no longer be getting notification of your posts, so will have to come by more often. i see i’ve missed a couple….. off i go to the next one.

  5. Very beautiful B&W shot Bob. The intense black on the left really enhances the details on the right. There’s something almost alien about those ‘eyes’.

    • Thank you so much, Martin! I was afraid I’d gotten a bit carried away (as usual). Initially I had planned to just burn the background in a bit… but I decided… eh… why not go right over the top with it. Lots of random dodging / burning elsewhere, too, of course.

  6. Now, I know the true meaning of “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are”.
    They are headlights, but I see them as a pair of big eyes of a robot! 😀

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