Planes and Automobiles

by Susan Getgood on June 19, 2007 · 2 comments

in Photo Walks

Every year on Father’s Day weekend, the Collings Foundation, a local non-profit dedicated to restoring old planes and autos, has an open house. This is pretty much the only chance for the community to view the Foundation’s impressive collection of Indy race cars, antique autos (including a 1940 caddy built for Al Capone) and vintage airplanes. We try to go every year, since it is about 5 minutes from our house.

This year, Douglas brought his camera for the very first time. Here are some of his pictures.

Uncle Doug at Mom’s desk


A neat propeller (with a little editing in Picasa to lighten the image)



We’ve gone a few years in a row, so this year for my pictures, I focused mostly on hood ornaments, plane art and advertising slogans. Most of these images have been edited in Picasa, but very simply — some cropping, sharpening and the “feeling lucky setting.” 


On the Packard ornament, I converted to B&W to make it a bit more stark.


On the Indian hood ornament,  I increased the shadow to make the image pop.


You can see all our pictures from the day on Flickr. Mine here, Doug’s here.

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