1938 Ford

Delightful Dozen of 2012

Delightful Dozen of 2012

Happy holidays, I sincerely hope the season has been and continues to be all you have hoped for. As we approach the end of 2012 I have noticed a couple of things. One, December 21st has come and gone and the sun continues to rise so there was no Doomsday as predicted by many, and two, there are quite a few "12 for 12" (that's 12 favorite images for 2012) blog posts appearing in the photographic community. I had been thinking of some sort of "Year in Review" type of post with a limited number of images and this format seems perfect. So borrowing from that great idea, I present my first annual Delightful Dozen.

Now 12 for 12 has a nice ring to it but I don't want to come up with another name next year, nor do I want to begin a 13 for 13 (and so on) series. But I digress.

Below, appearing in no particular order, are a dozen of my favorites from 2012 and I hope you find them delightful. :-)

Curbside View
Curbside View
Swan in the Pond
Swan in the Pond
USCGC Taney
USCGC Taney
Lines to the Sky
Lines to the Sky
Riverside Stroll
Riverside Stroll
Snow Goose
Snow Goose
1938 Ford
1938 Ford
World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue
A Colorful Row of Trees
A Colorful Row of Trees
Mid Winter Sunrise
Mid Winter Sunrise
Up the Creek
Up the Creek

So there you have it, 12 images that I hope you enjoyed eyeballing. It was certainly fun creating them and each has it's own special memory about how it came about.

Before closing out, I want to acknowledge the first couple of posts I came upon that really settle me on this idea. Bob Lussier and Chris Nitz are great photographers and awesome guys to know. Check out their posts as well, you just passed the links.

This is the final post for 2012 but do visit next year. :-)  Sounds so far away.

In the meantime, Happy New Year!

1938 Ford

Welcome back, folks! I hope you enjoyed the first weekend in June and had an opportunity to spend some time with friends and family.

This is the time of year that you see many of my favorite toys, custom cars and motorcycles. They seemed to have been everywhere during the past week, as there was a huge meetup in nearby York PA. There were so many awesome rides from yesteryear up and down the highways it sort of seemed like another era. I will be sharing many of the photos as we wind our way through the Summer and into Fall.

Today we have a classic 1938 Ford. I captured this while out for breakfast a couple days ago. While I love the huge auto shows and meetups, I prefer to photo custom cars in an everyday environment. Things just seem to flow better and it's a melding of the old times with today's modern world. So without further delay, a beautiful street rod from New York.

1938 Ford
1938 Ford

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Smooth and sleek, I really like the lines on this classic and the fact that it is not overly detailed.

This was a 3-shot bracket (-2 to +2) that was run through HDR Efex Pro before being imported into Photoshop where it received my usual cleanup and enhancements. The New York license plate (bright orange) clashed with the car itself so I installed one of my background graphics to the lower portion of the plate as an overlay.

Thanks for clicking by! ;-)

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