Mike Hewitt

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  • This blog is mostly devoted to photography. I'm still learning, and each photograph I take teaches me more about how to do it better the next time.

    I like this quote by Jacques-Henri Lartigue: “I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost - that is important.”

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Archive for the ‘Antique’ Category

Ford Popular

Posted by blueheronbobcat on January 3, 2012

The Ford Popular is best known as a car from Ford built in England between 1953 and 1962. When launched, it was Britain’s lowest priced car. I saw this automobile recently in a parking lot. I don’t remember seeing one before. It’s a cool looking car.


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Mel’s Drive-in

Posted by blueheronbobcat on December 27, 2011

No, this isn’t the REAL Mel’s Drive-in in Hollywood. But it’s a pretty cool replica at Universal Studios Florida. I spent a day there over the holidays and enjoyed the nostalgia of this setting.

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A Saturday Afternoon in Tavares

Posted by blueheronbobcat on April 18, 2010

Tavares is the County Seat of Lake County, Florida.  It’s a combination of the old and new, and it’s where the court house, jail, and most government agencies are located.   It’s also one of the many places in Central Florida where antique car enthusiasts love to gather.  These photos were all taken recently at a festival in the city, and they show some of the people and things that I observed.  I adjusted all of the photos with my normal sharpening, levels, etc. routine, and then I used Topaz Adjust to tone map them.  A border was then added.  Many people comment that my photos look almost like comics, but I like this look right now.  It’s probably a phase I’m going through.





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Looking Better with Age

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 28, 2010

The annual antique boat festival was held this past weekend in Tavares, Florida.  It was very interesting, but once again I found myself more intrigued with the antique automobiles than with the antique boats.  With all the modern cars available these days it seems that I never get tired of looking at these antique beauties.  True wooden doors, beautiful paint jobs, smooth curves, what more could you ask for….except maybe air conditioning here in Florida.

I saw the gentleman, in the photo below, looking at the inside of the car.  I liked the blend of his shirt and shorts with the color of the car and the surrounding landscape.  He started to walk away and I asked if he would come back and let me photograph him.  He obliged, and I think the photo turned out nice.

1950 Ford V-8

Left to Right - 46 Ford, 47 Olds, 39 Chevy

1939 Ford Victoria

Here are some more photos of these beautiful cars (Click thumbnail for larger view)

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Antique Cars

Posted by blueheronbobcat on February 21, 2010

An antique boat festival is held each year in Tavares, Florida, but I usually find the antique cars there to be more fascinating. These are some of my favorite shots from the last show.

1946 Ford

1930 Ford... with Child

Nice reflections

1947 Mercury

Amphibious Automobile

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