1957 T-Bird by sundawg7

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Featured in Artists Universe Sept. 5, 2011

This is a product of last summer taken in Hamilton ON’s Pier 4 Park in CANADA. My initial intention was to have the T-Bird in colour and the rest in B&W, however, courtesy of a faux pas in manipulating, I had to settle for an all B&W image, so lightened the vehicle enough for it to stand out better. Taken with a Nikon D50 and 18-55mm DX lens.


ford, vintage, nostalgia, classic cars, t bird


  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 4 years ago

    A great classic model this T-Bird very nice indeed buddy.

  • Thanks a bunch as always Steven for your generous compliments and fave. I’ll REALLY have my work cut out for me now as I just added 2 more images, for the sake of challenges. I’ll have to hold off my weekly report til tomorrow as I couldn’t post THAT tonight also.

    – sundawg7

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    Awesome my sweetcakes!!! XOXOXOXO

  • Thank you as always my sweet Cheryl for your kind compliments.

    – sundawg7

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoabout 4 years ago

    Excellent shot Ron!

  • Thanks a bundle Bill for your compliment. Hope to get more T-Birds this year as this is the only one I was able to get last year.

    – sundawg7

  • Gary Paakkonen
    Gary Paakkonenabout 4 years ago

    I believe this way worked better than selective colour, man, that is sweet!!!

  • Thanks bunches Gary for your compliment & fave. Appreciated as always. If I hadn’t made that faux pas, it likely would’ve been selective colour, but seeing your comment, perhaps it was just as well. I should’ve known though that the History Brush doesn’t work after cropping and I made too many adjustments to start over.

    – sundawg7

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    Classic shot of this Classic Bird. I THINK it’s a ‘57, however – tailfins pointed outward, whereas the ’55’s are smaller & point straight up.

  • Thanks a mil Sheila for your compliment. If you hadn’t corrected yourself below, I would’ve informed you that the owner himself told me it was a ’55. He also added that it was a ’56 that Suzanne Somers was driving in American Graffliti. Same colour.

    – sundawg7

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago
  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    I think we’re still at cross-purposes here, Ron… I didn’t correct myself; I still say that your pic is of a 1957 T-bird, not a ‘55, despite what the owner told you. If you look at the link to the ’55 that I sent, the top one is at almost the same angle as yours, & you can plainly see that the taillight treatment is different. Ray’s aunt had a ‘55, as did a friend in Lewiston. Other friends had a ’57 recently, & as they have always been among my favorite cars from the ’50s, I know them well. Ray looked at the various pics, too, & we studied several on Google Images & elsewhere. Any chance this guy will be back this year!? In fact, when you posted the color pic of this a while back, I had the same thought but didn’t say anything. Last but not least, it doesn’t really matter; both models were great looking cars, though in ‘57 when the sticky-out taillight treatment came into being, I didn’t like it as well & foresaw the Giant T-bird that was on the horizon.

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    The ‘American Graffiti’ T-bird was indeed a ‘56, & it has the same taillight treatment as the ’55 – can be seen here . It also has the ’Thunderbird’ name on the rear fender rather than up front as in your photo, largely because in ‘57 they changed the taillight configuration to the outward-pointing fin, & the name wouldn’t fit very well back there.

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    Last but not least – here’s a really good webpage with a slew of pics of ’55s through ’57s, which not only shows all three in a variety of poses & clearly labeled but which also has text about the changes from year to year. Tbirds . Happy motoring!

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Ron. Chris loves it of course!!! :D :D

  • Major thanks go to you AND Chris for your “votes of confidence” on the image. Warm hugs to both of you, Ron

    – sundawg7

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