Feeling nostalgic this morning

I’m feeling nostalgic this morning and have been spending the last hour looking through photos of our girls from the past few years. I am grateful that I’ve captured so many images of the girls at school, in sports, with their cousins, and especially in the normal everyday moments of their lives.

I connected with this photo today, just as I did with our daughter in the moment I took this photo more than three years ago.

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Playing in the new car

Today, the girls and I started our day by blasting the radio and playing in the backseat of the new car. We’re squeezing in fun where we can as summer break comes to an end.

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1969 Shelby GT-500

I loved the reflections of city buildings, light, and passersby on the black paint of this 1969 Shelby GT-500.

It amazes me how much color can be reflected off of black paint!

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Unexpected Reflections

With my camera at my side, I set out for downtown, hoping to find a vintage car or two to photograph. As luck would have it, I came across a 1950 Ford F1 truck (parked in perfect light!) and began photographing the details.

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f-103-3rd365-5661I soon noticed incredible reflections of color and

f-103-3rd365-5669was surprised at how clearly the details of my surroundings seemed to jump right off of the black paint of the truck.

f-103-3rd365-5676I heard a car coming, stepped aside, and continued to admire the reflections. Through my viewfinder, I watched a new reflection move up the side of the truck. A new reflection, which provided me with more to admire

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Another vintage Ford (from the 1930s) parked right next to me!

Thinking about cars today

Today, I’m thinking about my love for photographing vintage cars.

Here is a beauty from 1957,

a Chevy Impala SS,

and an old Chevy truck in the fall morning light in my neighborhood.

I love the colors, details,

and the passion vintage car owners express for their cars.

And, every now and then, cars provide an amusing location for self portraits as well!