Gasoline Alley – L-29 Cord

While our visitors from New Zealand were here last weekend, one of the spots we hit here in Calgary was Heritage Park. Going to Heritage Park is like taking a step back in time and it shows how some of the earliest Calgarians lived and worked. Probably the coolest part of the entire park is Gasoline Alley where a very large number of old vehicles are on display. I’m not a vintage car buff by any means, but I can definitely appreciate the beauty in these old cars. This week I’ll showcase a few detail shots of these vehicles here on the blog.

The car below is an L-29 Cord and was probably my favourite in the entire place. Such beauty and elegance – they just don’t make ’em like they used to 😉

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon 50mm f/1.4
BlackRapid RS-4 Camera Strap

Chris Nitz - September 12, 2011 - 7:42 am

I do so love old cars. They have so much character that the vehicles of today lack. I love the old straps used in this shot to help keep the tire in place. Fantastic stuff, Heath!

Len Saltiel - September 12, 2011 - 8:02 am

Wonderful framing and colors Heath

Jesse Pafundi - September 12, 2011 - 8:13 am

I’m with you on the not being a car buff thing but can definitely see the beauty in these. Love focus here and awesome bokeh’d lights.

A.Barlow - September 12, 2011 - 8:54 am

So much class! Love the color.

Scott Ackerman - September 12, 2011 - 9:21 am

Love the color and that is some sweet bokeh! nice shot bud.

Steven Perlmutter - September 12, 2011 - 10:46 am

Love the composition and the DoF in this shot Heath. These old cars are just so incredible in their design and details.

Wayne Frost - September 12, 2011 - 10:50 am

I’ve been taking a lot of automotive images this summer, Heath, and I really appreciate what you have done with this image. I like the angle, the detail and your processing on this.

Chris Frailey - September 12, 2011 - 11:18 am

Gorgeous red color.

Curt Fleenor - September 12, 2011 - 11:50 am

Sweet capture, lovin’ all that red and the DoF!

Chris Robins - September 12, 2011 - 2:35 pm

old school leather trim is so tasty!!!

Chris DeAngelis - September 12, 2011 - 10:58 pm

Great comp and color on this shot Heath! Sick DoF!

Scott Wood - September 13, 2011 - 1:36 pm

Really well done. Love the colors and the lighting is perfect

James Howe - September 13, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Great shot of this Cord! I think the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn,Indiana has a similar car which was once owned by Frank Lloyd Wright. I really like the details on these older cars and you captured them nicely!