13 January 2013

Gateway Auto

It’s in a way kind of odd. Most not all of our images have some sort of story behind them. I guess to a photographer our images are sort of like our children. In Gateway Colorado there is the
Gateway Automobile Museum which Gateway is a little less then an hour away and is an nothing bigger then a dust spot on the map. What makes this area is the Gateway Resort.

When I first heard about this place I had my reservations. A big open room that had as many cars piled into it as humanly possible. After all I have been to summertime car shows and that always happens and you never really get any good print worthy shots.

This place is not your norm. I was there during a weekday when the kids were in school. There were maybe 5 people there and two were employees! The lighting was amazing. I honestly think who ever did the lighting was a photographer. I couldn’t have lit things any better myself. No reflections of other cards or anything distracting. This is like car photographer heaven. Any car we wanted the hood opened for all we had to do is ask.

I could have stayed there for days literally shooting. At the end of the day I had some amazing images. I asked one of the employees what value did they have in these cars and he said several hundred million dollars. As it turns out the guy that owns the Discovery Channel John S. Hendricks owns this museum. Wow what a place. Below is one of those images from that day.

1954Oldsmobile F88 LR

For the car guys out there this image is of a 1954 Oldsmobile F88 convertible.


New Online Store

It’s finally all done. 8 days ago we started the switchover to Smugmug Pro. Our iMac has been churning away 24 hours a day for 8 days strait. Over 950 images in our online store now. I think our iMac is officially on vacation for a day or two. Take a look around. This last week has been a little nuts but we are so happy with the end result. We have 2 different portfolio galleries so prospective clients can see what type of images we create for commercial clients.

It was kind of odd in a way. Seeing all those images that were created over the last 8-9 years and seeing how our work has advanced not to mention how the technology behind these images have gotten better and better over time. I guess in some ways you can all it a photographic evolution. I can’t wait to see what the next phase brings us.