The weather was not good. It was damp, cool, and was spitting rain. However, I took a chance to get “out there” and try to capture some Fog in one of the places that I go on occasion. I was rewarded with some flooded areas from the rain we had some day’s ago. A fog was hanging over the water in this desolate area. My B&W Photography needs some improvement. Not too bad. The image was taken with a Pentax K10D.
Taken from my Model Collection, the 1967 Ford GT500
It took me 3 different times to photograph this Model. Each time I did this, a terrible “yellow” tint was in the background. I hated this. Could not get rid of it, until I found out that you can set your camera for different types of Light. I didn’t know that. So, I checked it out on what I was told. I was using my home made “light box” for the Image and also was using normal lighting from 2 different lamps that I had around the house. The Lamps work good, but have a bad problem showing a “yellow” tint from the Tungston lightbulb. This is where that horrid yellow comes from.
After checking on how to change White Balance on my Nikon, I set it to a brighter balance. Then on my 4th try, this is what the camera showed. No more yellow tint. I, of course, did some small enhancement with Lightroom CC, but it was not much. There is also something else. Don’t forget to change your camera back to the original settings, or you’ll be reminded quickly.
Hello to all my Followers. Remember in my last Post that I stated I would be making Posts about my Personnel side and my Life thru 70 yrs.? Well, I’m gonna start here with this Post. We will go way back in time to 1964.
Ok. Here we go. The year is 1964. That’s me with my Date for a High School Dance that I had asked her to go to with me. She accepted. Back in those day’s the telephone was the only way that you could call and ask a girl to go out with you. No Cell phones or texting existed. Her name is Carol. We are both around the same age. She is one year younger than me. We both were Sophmores HS. I had met her while on my Paper Route. Her Parents were one of my customers for the Reading Times. I used to have to go to her house and collect money for the paper every week. Before I went to pick her up my Mother made sure that I was dressed properly, down to the Flower on my dress jacket. Carol was wearing a Red Symbitium on her left wrist. (Not shown). Her Father is the one who shot this Image of us together.
Me & Carol dated about 3 times, going to movies, dances, and 1 Hayride while both of us were going to Fleetwood High School. Then after High School we both sorta drifted apart. She went on to Collage, while I joined the US Navy to see the world. I lost track of where she was or what she was doing over the passing years. Coming Home from Vietnam I went to find out where she was, but I didn’t find out till later on in 1970 that she had married in 1969, and took on another last name. That ended my quest to get in touch with her. I was quite saddened.
For some reason that I can’t fully explain, this girl made a big impression on me. I really did like her. I never did go after her, which maybe I should have done. I think that this girl was the one “that got away.” To this day, I still think of her. I talk with her once in awhile on the phone to see how she’s doing, but not allot. Her memory still is in my Mind. Places we went, things we did, and how our Lives had gone seperate way’s. I wonder what would have happened if we married? Would it have lasted? I don’t know. I do have a picture of what she is today and she looks pretty much as she does then, just older. She has 2 kids now, and has been married to the same fella for all these years.
Here is Carol, as of last year. She has a 1 or 2 Degrees in Music. Was a Music teacher at Owen J. Roberts High School. She always did love music. She always will. I still do have feelings for her! She never will leave my memory.
I can look at that Image and remember how scared I was. I was fearful of her Father and what he might say. He was a rather “gruff” sorta man. I was told my Mom to “mind your manners” like she had taught me so well. I did what I was told. Maybe that’s why I’m still good friends with her to this day.
I know. I have not Posted anything for a few weeks. It’s that time of the year again when it’s just too cold to out there “snooping around” with my camera’s for something to Post about. This seems to happen every year like this. So, I thought that I’d start Posting on things that are more personal in my Life of 70 years. There has been allot that I can reflect back on. I’m hoping that the Followers that I still have will stay with me.
So, when the weather outside is just too cold, I do like to use my home made “Light Box.” It’s very simple to make. Just get a medium-size cardboard box and cut out the sides and top, leaving about an inch around the opening. This way you have room for light fixtures to give the subject good lighting. I use 2 Light fixtures on either side of the box. Get some Poster paper that is the size of the inside of your Light Box. They come in a variety of colors for you to use. The Model car above is an example. Shot with a Nikon D7000 using a White background. ISO 200, f/14, AP Mode, Tripod Mounted.
This Model is an exact 1:18 scale of the 1959 Pink Cadillac Eldorado. This Classic Car is just one of the collection that I have. Built on the Fleetwood Body that started way back in the early 1900’s, the factory was in the town that I grew up in . . . Fleetwood, PA The Pink Cadallic and others with different colors were known for their “plush velvet seats”, and the distinctive “tear drop rear lights”. The Pink Cadillac was the most popular. Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac” is what that song is all about.