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A Seat at the Beach

Really quick post today, gang. I'm on the run, road trip actually. There is a ton of stuff to squeeze into today, which makes it the type of day that makes me long for the image below. Since I won't have time, please have a seat at the beach for me. I left the chair below in Virginia Beach... just for you. :-) Enjoy the day!

Seat at the Beach
Seat at the Beach
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2012 Harley-Davidson

Happy Friday! It's been a very busy week (like many others) and the time has flown by but I am glad to see the weekend arrive.

In the previous post we visited the showroom of laugerman's Harley-Davidson, a very nice place with friendly and helpful staff. While there I captured many images of those awesome motorcycles and one in particular kept grabbing my eye. Perhaps it was the color and overall styling that made it stand out. Whatever the reason, it begged to be photographed so I present this 2012 Harley-Davidson Fatboy for your viewing pleasure.

2012 Harley-Davidson Fatboy
2012 Harley-Davidson Fatboy

Before riding off into the sunset, let's have one more view of this beauty.

2012 Harley-Davidson Fatboy - Rear View
2012 Harley-Davidson Fatboy - Rear View

Thanks for all the visits and support, I truly appreciate it.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Pullman Automobiles

Pullman Wall Mural
Pullman Wall Mural

In a previous post entitled "The Autograph" I discovered a nice baseball related sculpture. After capturing some images I headed back to my vehicle and discovered this old fashioned wall mural just across the street. These were pretty standard during the early 20th century, as many companies branded the building that they operated from. You don't see these as often these days and when you do, you can bet it's on a very old building.

When you think of early automobile history, the Ford Motor Company often comes to mind. But Ford was certainly not alone. In 1903 an industrialist named A. P. Broomell started a company and produced it's first auto, the Pullman.  The York Motor Car Company was born in York, Pennsylvania and operated in the building above.

The Pullman was designed to reflect the luxury of the railroad cars of the same name and were aimed at an audience of the rich and well to do.  Apparently this was a flawed strategy as the company had a few strong years but went bankrupt in 1917.

As fate would have it, while looking at motorcycles, another love of mine, I came upon a vintage Pullman within Laugerman's Motorcycles  showroom, also in York. I could hardly believe this strange twist of fate. The vehicle is part of Laugerman's "Memories" exhibit, and while not a car in the traditional sense, this panel style truck will certainly do.

Pullman - Front View
Pullman - Front View

The vehicle is surrounded by a wooden frame to keep the patrons at bay no doubt. :-)

Here is a side view of this true classic.

Pullman - Side View
Pullman - Side View

In this final image you get a sense of how this Pullman is displayed.

Pullman - Full View
Pullman - Full View

From a processing standpoint the first image was the most difficult, as I had to remove the many power lines that stretched across the image, right in front of the mural (of all places). The challenge was keeping the lettering and mortar joints of the bricks in some semblance of order.

The others were typical HDRs run through HDR Efex Pro, shipped over to CS5 and a slight curves adjustment added. The last image is a non HDR, straight off the camera.

Thanks for all your support and thanks for visiting!

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The Autograph

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for the many visits and comments on previous posts, I really do appreciate it. I also enjoy visiting your sites during my internet travels as well, there are so many awesome photogs around.

Today I'd like to share a bronze sculpture I captured. At the time of the shooting I didn't find any readily available information on the artist or the title of the piece so I named it myself. Will update this post if and when the information is uncovered.

The first image below was a tight shot that I have cropped.

The Autograph
The Autograph

The next image is a full view shot of the sculpture, which resides outside of the Sovereign Bank baseball stadium in York Pennsylvania.

The Autograph - Full View
The Autograph - Full View

Lastly, I was in the area during the evening when the Sun was getting quite low in the sky so I decided to capture this sundown version.

I hope you enjoy the images and thanks for visiting!

The Autograph - Sundown Version
The Autograph - Sundown Version
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Camera: Nikon D5000 | Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm Processing: Photoshop CS5 – Photo Tools 2.6 - Focal Point 2

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