Shot Sunday arrives courtesy of Tracy, down under in the beautiful land of Oz. We are in the warm summer season, so outdoor browsing is in order. Although my moniker is airhead (Patti thinks carhead might be more appropriate), viewing old cars it is.
The Father's Day car show was held at the impressive and nearby (15 minutes) Shelton History Center. A place of restored old structures and old and leafy trees. Obviously, a place where shadows might jump out at any and all photographers.
My subjects in shadow are of high class (1928 Rolls-Royce) vs lower (1957 Chevrolet Bel Air). Not a perfect comparison of cars, eras and price points. Yet, shadows appear and are equally cool on either...
The Chevy on top is a loving restoration, the color called Dusk Pearl in its day. A lovely hue, light and subtle, the shadows gracing its flanks. The Rolls is a bold blue, but the boldest thing here is the classic RR radiator grille. Shadows fall in and around each vertical bar, reflections glow from the brilliant front bumper.
Smaller items on each offer shadowy style, too. The Rolls offers on top of that bold radiator shell the classic Flying Lady mascot, a.k.a The Spirit of Ecstasy. There are no works of art like this on today's cars, the stainless steel sculpture adds a stately and touch.
The subtle styles of the 1920s don't shout at the viewer - those that can afford these motorcars preferred the understated and quiet elegant touch...
The 1950s American cars look bold, the details less quiet and really far away from understated.
Chrome, gold anodized grille and a busy bumper full of different pieces take our eyes all over the place. I like both of these vehicles, each representing a different strata in society - the great equalizer of both are the shadows, which defy class, open to all... See an abundance of shadows at the great Hey Harriet!