The dang bridge again. This time I shot straight overhead out of a convertible Mazda Miata.
This one is a different one; it’s for trains only.
We had dinner on the Ohio river front.
The famous John James Audubon is a beloved historical figure here in Henderson. His first enterprise was a mill, which didn’t turn out well. He ended up in debtors prison, and if I’m not mistaken, he moved elsewhere to begin his famous career as and ornithologist and painter of birds.
Before noon I was surprised to be headed once again to Evansville. This time it was for a car show called the Frog Follies, which caters to pre-1949 hot rods. It was mostly just hot as hell.
The battery life in my iphone is pretty terrible, and in the bright sun, I was having a tough time seeing the screen. Shooting blind like that, I framed most of the car shots poorly. But when I went in close, things are more reliable for me (since they are abstractions anyway).
The magneto mechanism in this old Ford is something I never really knew about before today. It is a precursor to a distributor. Those three pedals all next to each other probably made for tough driving (or fancy footwork). Left pedal = low to high gear, middle = reverse, right pedal = brake.
In the furthest part of the vendor area these remnants were looming, and barely providing shade in the noontime sun.
I once had a set of valve covers that I painted just like this. I never finished that ’65 Imapala SS. I often think of all I learned about working on old Chevys in my 13th summer. Later in my freshman year, we learned to write business letters, and I wrote to the Weiand company to verify my valve covers. As I recall, I wasn’t sure there were that brand, but the did send me a bunch of stickers.
It was just so durn hot that I gave up shooting. There were thousands of cool cars like this. But all I really wanted was a cold beer (which isn’t served anywhere). Here you can see how I missed the framing. The sad truth was that I was wore out before I even got to the official hot rod section.
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