I can't go through my series of Cuba without at least 1 or 2 car shots upclose and personal.
The front grill of this old ford was the iceing on the cake for me. It reminds me of some Great White Shark and its menacing teeth.
I wish I could tell you an interesting or funny story to go along with this photo, but there wasn't anyone chasing me, nobody yelling at me, nothing too exciting.
Just me getting down and dirty, severely close to the front grill because its my super wide angle lens. I'm sure other people thought I was crazy...am I?
haha...time will tell.
John and Jason, hope you enjoy this photo.
And remember from my previous post....Yellow plates mean its owned by a private citizen, and the first letter of the plate is an 'H', meaining its registered in La Habana (havana)
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COSTANTINO (58677) 2014-02-09 23:31
I liked the presen tation of this front grill
of the old ford this close up makes this
shot absolutely artistic
a shot that brings memories from the
good old movie films
thanks for your idea
have a nice day today
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-10 0:48
the title is just great for this red beauty!I think I´d feel in Havana like a kid in a toy store:)with all these beautiful old cars.
Great photo opportunity excellently utilized by You.
I like this POV-something you can achieve only with wide-angle lens and something,that makes the shot really brilliant!
Have a nice day
snunney (88281) 2014-02-10 2:04
It couldn't get any more personal than this :-) Great capture of this classic old lady.
papagolf21 (89033) 2014-02-10 2:42
Bonjour, cher Craig,
Je suis toujours surpris de voir ces américaines des années 50 encore en état de marche. Les cubains doivent être de très bons mécaniciens pour pouvoir conserver certains véhicules en excellent état.
Ici, la gueule du squale est impressionnante.
Cadrage très réussi et fort bien présenté.
tyro (21580) 2014-02-10 3:04
Thank you! I love this!
The old worn and battered Ford does have a "face" like I imagine a Great Red Shark would - that huge wide mouth bristling with ragged teeth.
Your low and close viewpoint has enhanced the perspective wonderfully well and also greatly reduced any possibly distacting features in the background. Lovely soft light, fine vibrant colours and exquisite depth of field and sharpness throughout.
mirosu (15126) 2014-02-10 4:49
Another superb car detail photo, superb low viewpoint. The nice Ford oldtimer is in excellent light.
The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
Fis2 (88763) 2014-02-10 4:57
Good frame, look in your eyes.
I like colors and light.
A very curious FORD.
Have a nice day
Noel_Byrne (26549) 2014-02-10 5:18
beautiful car, and this up close and personal shot works so well, highlighting the details of the grille you mention really well. I can definitely see a face here. It looks like Christine (from the movie) too, and I can easily picture this coming to life and running people over! Very nicely done.
out of interest, how close do you have to be with the wide angle lens? Are you pressed right up against the car for this?
Sergiom (65153) 2014-02-10 5:35
J'imagine ta position de prise de vue pour cette composition . Une rencontre très intime avec cette belle classique qui devait faire sourire les passants autour. Mais que veux-tu avec cette lentille, il faut faire avec.
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-02-10 6:05
I know this isn't the same make of car but this gives me the distinct creepy feeling that the Ford is related to the red car in the Stephen King's story Christine. Your WA, up close, shot is so intimate I feel like the car is about to rev up any second and mow me down...... help!
Weird # plate too but at least it's not 666.
Warm regards Rosemary
eldancer1 (30742) 2014-02-10 7:36
I think those old cars are well designed, more ornate and beautiful than the new ones. I like the low pov and it has good details. Very well done, tfs.
Next time you visit Las Vegas go to Cold Creek, about 40 miles northwest of the city off SR 95, you can see wild horses there all the time.
saxo042 (37602) 2014-02-10 8:34
I wonder what year this model was made. Even if this is not a Buick, it still looks like a typical "dollar grin". Indeed a very good, at least a close POV, and an attractive colour of the car!
rychem (26758) 2014-02-10 8:51
This is a curiosity, really an interesting old car, it belongs to a muzeum as a valuable exhibit, excellent reportage photo
ktanska (25505) 2014-02-10 10:08
That grille is really something! Like teeth with dents as a result of numerous deadly fights. It looks mean. And this has a lot of same style as Christine. Which makes me soo envious. I mean I uploaded the correct model for Christine and almost no-one paid attention because it wasn't bloody red. OK, I admit your angle is more efficient too.
cornejo (34626) 2014-02-10 11:02
Hi Craig, very good picture of this excellent Flat closed the old ford, perfectly captured in this beautiful and interesting picture, very good sharpness, light and quality. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Hansaphotos (7205) 2014-02-10 11:37
Oh, love this one! Think the result here was worth getting a little dirty, haha. I`m trying to get a glimpse of the photographer in the bumper, but you are like a hidden secret, lol. Excellent close-up shot of this red old beauty! Thanks.
Have a nice week.
mesutilgim (88126) 2014-02-10 13:55
Very nice capture of this tomato red Ford oldie.
Almost a portrait !
TFS and best regards
jcpix (13726) 2014-02-10 20:49
Enjoy it? You bet I do, this is fantastic! I didn't realize you had actually turned this into a fishing excursion...you really caught a Great Red...so very elusive and rare, but you hooked it! :)
Your depiction is spot on, too bad you can't set this to open up with the theme music from Jaws...and how much fun would it be to slowly cruise the streets with it playing for everyone to hear?!! :)
That's one gnarly grill, just like a shark alright...or really bad orthodontist work, pick your poison. Love the tight crop and panoramic format, suited just right for this image and imagination. You must have been a kid in a candy store in Cuba, cars and crumbling architecture to the hearts delight. I hope the 333 plate isn't a half devil owner...you know, that whole "666" thing??. :o
Another awesome car shot, thanks for sharing the love! Take it easy.
Cheers from the desert,
jjcordier (78360) 2014-02-10 22:38
Ton très grand angle crée un superbe effet donnant presque l'illusion que le véhicule possède une énorme bouche prête à nous engloutir.
adramad (39770) 2014-02-11 6:49
Superb capture of this relic of the past, but still in use in Cuba, I like your perspective from a low point, which gives a more impressive feel to this large front, its red color is a good attraction to behold.
An image with lighting and sharpness are very well managed.
Well done. I love this image.
Have a good day.
fabbs99 (16813) 2014-02-11 11:24
Awesome colors and tone in this image of this old Ford.Very well captured with good lighting.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
worldcitizen (7423) 2014-02-11 11:34
I think this car must be friends with the other shady one I critiqued not too long ago!! This one really does look fierce, even though it has the most lovely cherry red color. Thanks for explaining about the license plates, too. I think you could return to Cuba one day, and direct a horror movie starring only old cars. That would be interesting!! :-)
mjw364 (7516) 2014-02-11 12:20
I like the width of this image and the letterbox crop only adds to the impact of that.
When I was younger I had a friend who was crazy about American cars. Shortly after he left school and had been working as a mechanic he purchased a white Lincoln Continental. We used to cruise around in that thing and I swear it was so wide I needed a telephone to have a conversation when I was sitting "next" to him up front. It had several advantages for me as a passenger though. When we pulled in to the car park at a pub the women thought it was mine since the women hadn't figured out it was left hand drive. I did nothing to explain that fact to them when I was getting some attention from them in the pub!
The image also brings to mind one of the funniest chat up lines I ever heard. My friend, who owned the car, said to one of the lucky ladies one night...
"Hey, do you want to see the soles of your feet in my wing mirrors?"
Ha ha! Brilliant!
npecanhuk (69120) 2014-02-13 3:02
Wonderful old car!
Very attractive and interesting picture!
Nice to have it so close and be able to see many details in a perfect way!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
serp2000 (41626) 2014-02-13 10:38
Hhu, three three three ))) I like this photo too. Every oldtimer is very attractive subject for man with camera. This is fantastic desire to keep these old vintage cars. I think, when Cuba will be open country these cars would be a kind of export. Or not?
mcmtanyel (15547) 2014-02-13 16:20
It looks more like a teenager with braces to me, but I'm entitled to my opinion. I just got my Tokina SD 11-16 F 2.8 DX today! Although mine is not as super wide as yours, I'm looking forward to using it at the Pittsburgh Auto Show this weekend, weather permitting.
BTW very nice find.
abmdsudi (45630) 2014-02-14 23:07
Great old car, a straight shot works well for me of a wonderful vintage and a fine bit of engineering. What I like is the positioning of the car for the shoot and the appropriate toning gives it an aged appeal that deserve her fame. Good picture of a grand lady! Congrats
bona (13253) 2014-02-28 11:25
great photo of this old Ford car. I like the color and the close on it. I like the 333 number too.
pierrefonds (59304) 2014-03-05 16:44
The tight frame is putting the car in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the front end of the 1957 Ford. Le light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
adores (39840) 2014-03-07 18:01
I cannot even imagine how many photos of the old cars you have taken there:)! It's surely magnificent, guess it's the first time I'm seeing a grill like this one. The pov is very good, it makes it even more impressive! Good shot!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (59954)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-09 23:21