The Features – - – Firey Hot Colours Group – Artists Universe – All In Editing Groups ~:0)

The Technique – - – Canon G11 Compact Camera – Wide-Angle Lens (6mm) – PhotoMock used for crowd control – layers moto – surplus field operations tent with A/C – satillite dish aimed at echo-star azimuth 23 degree N – one alarm clock ~:0)

The Story – - – One thing about photographing Hot Rods in the dead of night – you might as well stay up for a sunrise once in awhile – Especially when Ur Waiting For Venus. Yeh every hundred plus or so years the planet Venus can be seen to pass between the Earth and the Sun – How Cool is That? ~:0)

We set up a tent – with air-conditioning no less – and hung out waiting for the sun to come ’round again. Seemed to make sense at the time and with electricity available at the site somewhere along Devil’s Backbone outside Wimberly Texas we had all the comforts that could be afforded by the Yellow Truck laden with camping materiel and such as fried-chicken and Dish TV to watch while Waiting For Venus to arrive sometime later the next morning – it was fun – almost like camping out – as they say – Ha!

Anyway, killing two birds with the one stone we shot Photos of the nice Black and Red Chevy Camaro and then snuggled down with sugar-plums dancing hoping to wander out sometime around sunrise so I could get meself a nice sun coming up pix with the street rod and then returning to catch additional winks find me way out again later in the day to catch Venus in the act! And that’s a picture for another time and maybe even a different Chevrolet – or maybe the same one who knows what with this post coming from the field – so to speak.

I was reminded by this outing that I do not particularly enjoy the bush even when there’s A/C and Dish b/c all the little creepy-crawlies are still out there and most of our lot would rather not think about them and certainly do not wish to come across any of them out in their natural habitat – I don’t even like to use the word habitat! Anyway one does what one must for his art and for the nice folks who actually part with some of their hard earned cash for a nice metallic (or art) print of something like the bewdy sunrise pictured above ~:0) VivaChas!


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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
    barkeypfover 2 years ago

    Excellent Chas!

  • Thanks – oh the trials of the artist to bring Hot Rodding bewdy to the nations – the dangers faced in the bush! One of us might have gotten a nasty sting out there – we’re still showering to get off any possible blood sucking mini-monsters that may have caught hold – woof!!! – Ha! ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Steve Farr
    Steve Farrover 2 years ago

    This is quite FABULOUS work, Chas!! That"s a sky “to die for!” Yes, I’m loving the title too!! And lastly, keep a sharp eye out for those “creepy crawlies!!” ;-)

  • Thanks Stev – I sometimes do find a piece of corn out their in the bush – U R very kind to me – as for our multi-legged “friends” – what is it with them? They will crawl right across ur face if they can – making sleep impossible – and if u don’t like it, they’ll do harm to u – that is not very welcoming in my book – honestly, who needs ‘em – aren’t there enough cute bugs to go around? And what’s with the snakes??? They are very rude as well – Ha! – who loves u Stevi ~:0) VivaChas! thas who!

    – ChasSinklier

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

    8th June ’12

  • Pamela thanks – it’s so important for an artist to find acceptance and here it is expressed – I thank u most heartily and would dedicate this pix to u and the others at The Compact Group, but ol’what’shername (the trouble and strife) thinks I’m silly for wanting to do such – personally, I think it appropriate for such a great lot ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

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

    Thank you Chas, that’s a lovely show of appreciation and I shall copy it to my co-hosts so that they to can enjoy our dedicated image! Have a totally brilliant weekend :)) your hosts at CG :D

  • Tori Snow
    Tori Snowover 2 years ago

  • Well Tori that hot ol’ sun has come round again to this neck of the nape to find your lovely banner gracing my humble efforts – thank you for the feature and the recognition ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • Yes it’s true – I have submitted to The Best of Red Bubble ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago

    June 20th, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Mary! Thanks for the inclusion in the featured group of artists – I’m humbled ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowabout 2 years ago

    Another beautifully captured and processed classic chevy Chas!

  • Thanks Randy – Spending the night on a windy hilltop tends to inspire ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!
    please leave your comments on your feature page found here
    June 29, 2012

  • Thanks Tori – I am all about editing that’s for sure – never quite satisfied with a pix (I’m sure U know how that is) – - – getting a nice Feature from such a prestigious group certainly helps in the process – thanks again ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7about 2 years ago

    An impressive image Chas, and clever caption. A definite fave and congrats on the deserving features. >Ron<

  • Thanks Ron – good to have U stop by and leave such a great comment – thanks again ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

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