“Brownie Hawkeye”

Well, here’s the post I promised you. While at the 2013 Motor Muster, I came across this beautiful 1955 Jaguar. The car itself was wonderful and in addition to that, the owners had also put a copy of Life magazine a 1956 issue, and a beautiful Brownie Hawkeye Camera!! Yay!!

The whole setup had a great vintage feel to it!! I took many shots of the car itself, but in reality what interested me more this time was the Brownie! 🙂

I got a bit of info together about this little wonder of a camera, and I thought I’d share it with you!

The Brownie Hawkeye cameras have a molded bakelite body and use a brilliant viewfinder. This is the Brownie Hawkeye non-synchronized non-flash model featured in this image.
This same camera was also manufactured in France as a Brownie Flash Camera. These cameras were no longer produced after 1961.

The Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model Camera is recognized as one of the most popular Brownie cameras made. It is easy to use and is still extremely popular with film photographers because it’s cheap to buy!
The big square negatives it produces are large enough for contact prints or can be enlarged for spectacular sharp prints. The bulb setting for time exposures rounds off this great camera.
This beautiful camera was designed by Arthur H. Crapsey, who also designed many other popular Kodak cameras.

I would bet that quite a few of you out there have a Brownie. Chime in if you’d like to add any personal experiences that you have had with it!!

I hope you enjoy this image today. I really love going back in time. It’s so nice when people take the time to get objects together that come from relatively the same time period. It really makes the whole experience just that much more memorable and fun!!

-Brownie Hawkeye-

“Lights Camera Action”

Well my friends,tonight I thought I’d bring us back to the bright lights, the large crowds, and the full fledged action of the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS)!

For those of you out there that have a love of all things Corvette, muscle cars, fast cars, luxury sports cars, etc. Well here you have a pretty nice perspective of the awesome 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

There was a lot of attention that was on this car as in turned around! Cameras were clicking everywhere, lights were coming from all directions, and people were admiring, talking, and going nuts for this brand new Corvette! It made for a pretty wild time!

From this vantage point I think you can get a good idea of both the car itself and the atmosphere surrounding it!!

I hope you enjoyed tonight’s post. If so please feel free to leave me a comment!!

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray