The Technology Requirements – - – Canon G11 Compact Camera – Wide-Angle Lens 6mm – I shoot RAW – Orton – I use PhotoShot for layermania – I use Photomatix Pro to polish up me HDR ( saves hours) – and I use other stuff like reflectors, professional dog trainers and a wet-nurse on duty ~:0)

The Happy Tale of Woe – - – The Chevrolet Corvette in its various incarnations has long been touted as America’s only sports car. That moniker has long been contested by other U.S. manufacturers. This current crop of vettes are very nice – yet – my fave Corvette has long been the 1958. Olewhat’shername refers to the ‘58 Corvette as the one on which I cut me teeth. That readily implies that being my first, it’s the one I’ll always remember as the greatest. She could be right about that sort of thing. She usually is ~:0)

After viewing Jay Leno’s Garage episode featuring the 2014 Corvette Stingray I must say that is likely to prove to be the greatest of Chevy’s rides. And as was pointed out on JLG – the Corvette is the most affordable super-car in the world theatre. He is likely right in his opinion b/c he certainly has the means of comparing any of the great cars.

I’d like to say that this particular Corvette convertible is a particularly nice ride for date night. And it is hard to beat for an evening cruise. We stopped at sunset on a popular ridge out our way in the Texas Hill Country to enjoy a nice sundown. We set up a mob of reflectors to get some additional light on the camera side of the vette and snapped a few for the Gipper ~:0)

The sky performed one of it’s better miracles for us as the clouds went alight in those short moments before the high clouds are lost to darkness. From this promontory we set our course for one of our fave restaurants b/4 returning home for some well deserved rest after a long day spent with America’s only Sports Car. These are the things of which memories are made. And though I might have enjoyed the evening more driving a 1958 Corvette convertible, this 2010 was mighty fine. As for ole JuJu she prefers this vette over the ’58 that she remembers only b/c she caught her finger in the door. Our memories of that night and I assume many others differ on memorable details – Ha! ~:0) VivaChas!

I am a biological entity who yonks back chose to become a Texian – Hot Rod Art is me Game – make em – drive em – photograph em – make art about em ~:0) VivaChas Hot Rod Art!

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  • barkeypf
    barkeypfalmost 2 years ago

    Nicely done Chas. I like the color tones carried through the whole shot.

  • Thanks many times over – the tricky bit was getting olewhat’shername to hold her reflector just right – she kept falling asleep – Ha! ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandalmost 2 years ago

    Super awesome!

  • Yeh thanks Rita – there’s nothing like going for a cruise in somebody else’s vette – Ha! ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • DaveKoontz
    DaveKoontzalmost 2 years ago

    Love the composition …. the car, and especially the overall presentation!

  • Thanks Dave – Love is a many splendored thing – It’s the April rose That only grows in the early spring
    – Love is nature’s way of giving A reason to be living – Why it’s The golden crown that makes a man a king – and to love a composition – a car and presentation is a special relationship that only another artist could understand – thanks again! ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowalmost 2 years ago

    Oh to be wrapped in such fine fiberglass, awesomeness Chas…

  • Yeh that could work – just imagine if the thing were aluminum it might handle better – love those corvettes though – they are the dream – we are the dreamers ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 2 years ago


    Thank you for adding your work to the group – we look forward to seeing more!
    Click the banner to see your work in the group!
    29th March ’13

  • Good Group the Compact Group – I used to hate lugging all that photog equipment around – now I’ve got it down to just one G11 ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoalmost 2 years ago

    Like being in a dream…

  • Wow Billy-Blu – I like Ur dreaming powers – usually in my dreams I’m required to justify long columns of numbers whilst aliens hold me captive in a falling elevator and me head’s in a plastic bag – — – I prefer Ur dream – bewdy ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • fernblacker
    fernblackeralmost 2 years ago

    Nicely done. Congrats on your feature Chas!

  • Thanks Fern – I like Ur shoe pix – and I must say we had a great sky that evening – bewdy ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 1 year ago


    Excellent Image! 08/27/2013
    Absolutely gorgeous work of art and creativity!
    Please Congratulate your fellow members in this features forum. Click Here
    Please feel free to add a click-able link to your image in the forum for everyone to see your whole image!

  • Thanks Deborah – I clicked – I congratulated everyone and I am very pleased ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

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