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
Neat! Cool headlights that look like goggles and excellent composition…
And I love all that abstract business going on in the left-hand light. Yay, Robert!
Why, thank you, S.E! Very much!
Classic cars seem to do all the heavy-lifting for your… the biggest challenge was just picking what details to feature… and the crop (one of those time where there seemed to be endless options)!
Nah. You did all the work, Robert. 🙂
Hahaha… that would be a first, S.E!
Still, thank you very much!
Hey, I’m almost as old as that car. 🙂
Too bad I can’t get replacement parts for me. Ha!
Hahaha… I think I know the feeling, S.E!
I’d know for sure if these things registered as quickly as they used to!
Whatever the year, it’s a nice composition! 🙂
Very kind of you to say, sir!
That’s just cool. I like the taste. 🙂
I’m very happy to hear you liked this, sir!
Thank you very much!
Sorry for shouting but this is superb 🙂
Hahaha… no worries, sir!
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 🙂 🙂
Brownie points with the Beck reference, mostly because I know nothing about cars other than cool and shiny 🙂
Awesome! Thanks, Tori!
For some reason I could think of a TON of potential references for this one…
doesn’t usually seem to work that way for me!
Gotta love that chrome! LOVE this photo! ~Val~
Shiny = fun to photograph!
(As long as I can hide my reflection)!
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!
Only you could make a simple pa.ir of headlights look this good….Excellent! Have a great week! 🙂
How kind of you, Deb! Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!
I’ll insert another set of lyrics here:
“I always feel like….somebody’s watching meeee…”
Great job, SIG!
Rock-on, Ms. C!
And thank you very much!
I like it. I like it a lot.
Great lighting and composition!
I thank you! I thank you a lot!
Looks like that car could take me someplace I’d want to be.
I was thinking the very same thing when I saw it sitting there, Peg!
Beautiful piece. I am not in as pristine condition as the car. Please don’t kick the tires; my hubcaps might fall off. 😀
Hahaha… I know the feeling! Far too well!
And not a squashed insect in sight. How do ya do it SIG????
Hahaha… I could tell you…
but then I’d probably have to wash your car, too.
Robert, very sexy headlights. And, of course, nice composition! Like the song, man. He always has some cool lyrics, doesn’t he?
Why, thank you very much, Amy! You are always so kind!
Agreed! I envy you writers… I don’t know how you do it!
Nice Headlights…he says with a giggle
Well, I never!
Bearmancartoons beat me to it, I was going to make a tacky comment about how great your headlights are, about how they’re so big and round and…impressive.
Hahaha… well… you know… I never tire of hearing that, you know.
Honestly I would have felt a little hurt if you hadn’t noticed, Madame.
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.
Very cool! I can almost remember back that far…
Thank you, Patti!
I’m impressed! I can’t remember 58 minutes ago!
Hey! Stop staring at me!
Still powerful image Bob ….Thanks for sharing your work my friend 🙂
Thank you so much, Jake!
I sincerely appreciate that, sir!
I LOVE how the lamps gleam in contrast to the black background. Such a simple, yet stellar shot. A+++
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)!
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.
Why, thank you, P&K!
I hope so! After spending some time on Google my executive research department came to that conclusion. Possibly. Maybe.
This is a very awsome shot Robert.
I thank you for that my friend!
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.
Feeling the power in this one SiG and it’s coming straight at me!
( Love Beck’s Loser, so droll!)
Thank you very much, Ms. K!
This is another one of those songs that gets stuck in my head sometimes…
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! 😀
You are so creative, Cristina!
I didn’t see that before, but now that you mention it… I can totally see that, too! I love your interpretation – very cool!
NICE! Very clean…
Thank you so much, sir!
A very nice thing to hear!
BLAM BLAM BLAM!!!
OK i’ve killed the headlights
Wait… let me just check for a pulse to be…
*ZAP ZAP ZAP*
I initially only killed 3 ‘cos I forgot they were twin headlights
a very good recovery, though.
I’m pretty sure you picked-up the spare.
Clean. Sharp. Dramatic. Classic.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you, Ms. D!
Soy un perdidor!
I’m a loser baby,
So why don’t you kill me.