Digital Photography

by Paul Farrier

Thursday, August 14, 2008

1946 Packard Limo

While stopping by America's Packard Museum to drop off some photos, we found the timing right to take a couple of the cars out and make some more photographs.
This time I got to drive one - it was a 1946 Packard Clipper - a limo in size. Of all the photos I made, this is one I find most appealing.
The only effects used in this image is to change it to black and white with an infrared type filter. This gave the sky and clouds a little more definition, lightened up the leaves on the tree and put more contrast on the car with the blue sky and white clouds reflecting off the black paint.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Col. Greg Johnson, Astronaut

Astronaut and Space Shuttle Pilot on mission STS-123, Col. Greg Johnson was a guest at the Engineers Club in Dayton, Ohio. I got to take a few photos of him along with fellow members of the Club. Greg said that the Engineer's Club is "the best club in the universe." I believe him.

Here is pictured with Debbie Desch Anderson (daugter of Joe Desch), Amanda Wright Lane (great grand niece of Orville and Wilber Wright), Harry Siefert (Past club President) and Harry's Grandson.

I usually wouldn't post a posed group shot - but I happen to like this one because it's balanced and I'm not too ashamed of the composition. Even though Greg is in his 'pajamas', my eye falls on the face of the youth, with an expression of "Me too someday!"