Top of the Line by bmac62 ()
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Yesterday we visited the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada. Tara lasted 2 1/2 hours. I went back for 3 more hours:)
This opening photo from the museum (can you tell more are coming?) is of a 1938 12-cylinder Packard Convertible Coupe. There are many marks of this being Packard's top of the line model...even down to cloisonné hubcap medallions.
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Great detailing and a fine capture. Great camera angle really stretches out the look of this classic machine. I cannot believe the lack of noise at such a high ISO, speaks to how great digital cameras have become. You must have been working under some very poor lighting to push it that far. Great control Mac.
Good work with the photo aspect, Bill. Considering how cramped it must have been in there, the low lighting and so on, great job! We even see the cloisonné hub cap medalions you mention. Even if the camera IS modern with a lot of capacity and frills, it's the person using it who makes the adjustments, frames the subject and pushes the shutter release. This auto is sure in great shape! I also appreciate the art deco background (doors, black and silver to the left, etc.) - so very fitting for this type of car. Expecting more, Bill! And thanks again for the inside view of the Spruce Goose! :-)
I still don't know how I missed seeing this car. I mean seriously ... I didn't even know it was in the building! LOL! Tunnel vision, I suppose. That, and avoiding the annoying docent. :P I'm glad you took this fabulous picture, because this has to be an all-time favorite for me. Such gorgeous lines! Nice work, babe!
This is an awesome shot Bill. And what a fantastic car, built like a tank they were then. I also like that colour as well. Over here up until the 60's every car was black. But then isn't that what Henry Ford said "You can have any colour as long as it's black"