Saturday, March 1, 2014


In a desperation wrought by the our severe, unrelenting winter, last weekend I grabbed my camera and headed for the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show to take some photos.  The advantages of taking photos at the auto show were that the show was in the warm indoors and that the cars were generally spotless and easily accessible.  The drawbacks were that, for the most part, these were new cars that, to my eye, do not have the interesting lines that the true classic cars enjoy.  In addition, it was the first day of the show and there were crowds swarming the cars.  Finally, from time to time lighting was a bit of an issue, not so much for its lack as for unwanted reflections.  But, as I said, I was desperate.

As usual, I found myself shooting close-ups, hoping to capture the essence, perhaps, of the various models.  Here is some of what I took.

I liked the separate panels on this Cadillac's grille.

And I couldn't pass up this shot of a Bentley.

Surprisingly, one of my favorite cars at the show was a Lexus.  I say surprisingly, because I generally haven't liked either the image or the lines of Lexuses in the past.  But I liked the swoop of the the car's side panel, as in the following.

And I liked the grille and chrome work featured in the shot below.

I also liked that I caught a reflection of the overhead lighting in the car's hood.

The Buick, Maserati, Ferrari, and Genesis below don't merit comment.

But the following, perhaps, are a bit more mysterious.

Chevy Silverado.  It somehow appealed to me to cut off part of the name.

Cobra.  Here what caught my attention was not the insignia so much as the colorful reflections.

Hyundai (I think).


I don't recall the make of the following car.  I just knew that I wanted to capture the curved line around the headlamp.

There were a number of novelty vehicles as well.  The following was painted on the hood of a three-wheeled motorcycle.

And finally, here is the hood ornament of a 1925 Kissel (whatever that was).  In this case I intentionally opened up the aperture to blur out the background, to place emphasis on the ornament.

The featured car for the show was the Excalibur, a limited production car from the 1990s, and there were a number exhibited at the show.  But I will save those shots for the next post.


1 comment:

  1. Great Pictures. How Fran would have loved these pictures