Before finishing off the roll of Portra 400 at the Block Party that I had in the Canonet, I had to photograph these magnificent 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air’s, a sedan and a Nomad station wagon. Complete with tail fins, beautifully restored and buffed baby blue paint, and shiny chrome, they stood out in the later afternoon/early evening, as the sun started to go down. The 40mm focal length really worked out beautifully, and allowed me to get close, but still take a lot of the cars in. And the colors just seemed to pop. Photos can’t begin to do them justice.
No clue what was under this hood- guessing a small block V8. Yes, it was a two door station wagon!
The sedan had this amazing hood ornament, reminiscent of the jet age, foreshadowing the space era-
I’m not sure if station wagons might be the first choice for a car collector. Then again, this is no ordinary station wagon. Even the back tailgate is beautiful, right down to the “Nomad’ emblem.
Beautiful vintage cars really are a blast to photograph. They can show off your lens, and film quality, so nicely. I could have used a whole roll on these amazing pieces of Americana.