“Corvette C7.R”

The new Corvette C7.R (Race Car) was unveiled at the same time as the new Corvette Stingray Z06, at the Detroit NAIAS this past January. I had looked forward to them eagerly! Both cars share many of the same design and performance attributes, and were developed at the same time. It took all of the engineering expertise and technology for both new versions of the Corvette to succeed.

The C7.R has the same fuel-saving and power-making direct injection technology as the Corvette Stingray Z06, The difference here with the race car is that it has a 5.5-liter V-8 instead of the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8.

Both cars are mounted to a highly ridged aluminum frame, and to be able to reduce drag and create down force, the vents, the scoops, the extractors, the wings, and the under-body panels all act together.

The outgoing race car for Corvette, the C6.R, and it’s performance on and off the track were instrumental in helping the designers and engineers in developing the new Corvette C7.R and the Corvette Stingray Z06.

Here are two different vantage points, or views of the C7.R. As can be imagined, both the race car, and the Z06 were highly anticipated and much sought after in terms of viewing.

I was able to squeeze in a few shots while getting really low on the floor, and the rest while either kneeling or standing.

If you missed seeing the Stingray Z06 in the last post, please check it out. If you’ve already had the opportunity, then enjoy its cousin the C7.R! 😉

"Corvette C7.R Race Car"
“Corvette C7.R Race Car”
"Corvette C7.R Race Car"           Front view
“Corvette C7.R Race Car”
Front view

“2015 Corvette Stingray Z06”

For all you Corvette lovers out there…….The cool new 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 Supercar! Straight from the 2014 Detroit NAIAS.

This is the only supercar that delivers over 600 horsepower and has a choice of either a 7 speed manual, or an all new track certified 8 speed paddle-shift automatic transmission! To me, that’s pretty cool!

It is powered by an LT4 supercharged 6.2 aluminum V8 engine which delivers at least 625 horsepower with 635 lb-ft of torque!

This car is designed for downforce. Nearly every exterior change on the 2015 Z06 serves a functional purpose from the wider flare fenders, wider tires and wheels to the larger vents to provide more cooling air to the engine!

Oh, and something I really love is the removable carbon-fiber roof panel, allowing for an open roof, while enjoying the speed on the road!!

The 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 has all this and so much more! Enjoy!

"2015 Corvette Stingray Z06"
“2015 Corvette Stingray Z06”

“Nissan Juke Nismo”

As promised in my last post, I would bring you more images from the 2014 Detroit NAIAS that happened last month.

The first image is a full color detail, or abstract of the Nissan Juke Nismo. A sporty little high performance car from Nissan. I felt particularly drawn to it for its lines, curves, and beautiful sleek details.

I love doing this type of abstract from automobiles. You’ll find quite a few of my images done in this way. They make such great subjects!!

This image was processed in Lightroom, and a quick bounce into Nik Color Effex Pro before coming back into Lightroom for the final touches.

"Nissan Juke Nismo"
“Nissan Juke Nismo”

This next image is of the same car (Nissan Juke Nismo). I processed it first in Lightroom, then in Nik Silver Effex Pro to give it a nice monochrome polish! I usually go with a straight Selenium finish on cars, which is cooler in tone, but this time I decided to go a bit warmer before bringing it back into Lightroom to finish it off.

-Nissan Juke Nismo-  1 mono  900by700
“Nissan Juke Nismo” mono

I hope you enjoy these two images. I might bring you some architectural photography next week, as that happens to be what I’m currently working on! 🙂

“Rockin the Terraplane”

This post is a really simple one. I have an image of a really cool Terraplane. Don’t ask me the year, for I haven’t a clue! Well maybe a 1935. Feel free to let me know! 🙂

This baby is gorgeous Ruby Red!! I processed it first in color, then again in B&W using Nik Silver Efex Pro.
I tend towards the color version, but I do like the way it processed in the monochrome also!

Your mission should you chose to accept is to………………let me know which image you prefer and why. 🙂

“Ruby Red Terraplane”

-Ruby Red Terraplane-

“Ruby Red Terraplane” mono

-Ruby Red Terraplane- mono

“1903 Ford Model A” 2

As many of you who follow me know. I’ve been working through a mountain of automobile images. I decided to post just one more car image here, then after that it will back to our regularly scheduled programming. No seriously, I’ll get back into more nature images!! I think I’m about Car-d out LOL!! 😉

I did find this car here to be of quite a bit of interest though. A 1903 Ford Model A, in fact the only one still surviving. The details are fantastic, and of course beautifully cared for. Shiny red paint, white tires with red spokes on the wheels. Plus a beautiful brass steering wheel and horn!! Truly a marvel from 110 years ago!!

I hope you enjoy this image, and if you’re a car lover. I have many images of different types of cars and their details on my site. So for now, until the next auto show, or maybe a muscle car show, I think I’ll stick to nature, landscapes, and maybe an abstract here and there!! 😉

Vintage Ford Model A
Vintage Ford Model A

“Ford Mustang” mono

Well guys, I went to the Auto show in Detroit recently. Of course the show was totally packed, and pretty much wall to wall people, but I spent the whole day there and got loads of shots.

For some reason this year I was really getting into tail pipes, or exhaust tips. Of course I got shots of all parts of the cars, and of many types of cars also.

Dealing with the lighting at these shows as it flashes and shines on the cars is a real pain. All those bright and flashing lights look great, but not on an image of a car! LOL!!

Anyway, here is the first image that I processed. It’s the exhaust tip of a 2013 Ford Mustang. I wish I could give you more info than that, but I actually don’t know more! My son was messing with the Shelby next to me, and I wasn’t really paying attention to the details of the car I was shooting! 😉

Ford Mustang Exhaust Tip