Posted on Mar.18, 2009, under Automobiles

(Olympus E-3, 14-54mm at 14mm (2x crop factor), ISO 400, exposure 1/10 sec @ f/2.8)

This is another in a series of ‘photo art’ images which shows some of the front side details of a 1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton automobile. The ’36 Auburn was designed by legendary car designer Gordon Buehrig and exhibits many interesting touches. I’ve always been attracted to the Auburn’s and Duesenbergs with the chrome exhaust pipes coming out of the side of the engine compartment. To me these exhaust pipes give a feeling of power to the automobile. This particular automobile, when new, sold for $1725, which is roughly equivalent to $26,000 after adjusting for inflation. Pretty good car for $26,000.

The image itself was created from a digital photograph. The lighting on the car wasn’t terrific but I liked the composition, so I decided to make the photo look more like a poster. I used a couple of different filters in Photoshop to create the look you see in the finished image.

Comments and feedback welcome.

Image and text Copyright © 2009 James W. Howe – All rights reserved

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