There are always a lot of cool rides at car shows but the trick is to make some meaningful images between all the spectators and the cars parked together. Okay, when I find myself thinking like this, then I like to challenge myself to get a image. I’d love to take these cars into a controlled studio filled with large soft boxes and make perfect images, but I’m not a studio guy, I’m a found image photographer.
At this car show, I decide to get some cool hood ornament shots and try a few styles. First up is an ornament on the hood of a 38 Dodge. This one has seen a few storms.
Here are is an image of a Ford Model A Flying Partridge flying out of a green field.
Here is the same one flying along the tree line.
There were several of these at the show. Here I took the opportunity to shoot in a different style.
This '28 Packard sports a radiator cap with a thermometer.
This greyhound is leaping off of the hood of a ‘32 Ford Victoria.
Greyhounds were also used on Lincolns.
An elegant 1941 Cadillac.
Okay, just sit back and enjoy the forms in this image. I love the ‘37 Studebaker Dictator hood ornament with the ‘39 Buick Special bullet headlights in the background.
This next hood ornament is one of my favorites. The original logo for Plymouth was the Mayflower. You will find hood ornaments with a sailing ship motif through out the early years. This one is the 1934 design.
I hope you enjoyed this little post. I shot the bulk of these at the Rye New Hampshire Lyon’s Club auto show last weekend.