Corvette: Year by Year1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
I have too many hobbies. Can’t help it! I won’t list them here other than to tell you about two of them: photography and Corvettes.
I first started actively photographing Corvettes around 2001, when I was putting material together for my Corvette Story web site that went live in 2005. Currently, the Corvette photos folder on my computer has almost 60,000 files and I estimate about 80% of them are photographs I’ve taken since 2001.
Ask a Corvette owner what they most like to do in their Corvette and the usual answer is "Drive It!" But it's difficult to get a photo to convey that message. Most car photographs have a problem: The car looks like it is parked.
Motion Blur is my favorite automotive photographers trick. Basically, you lower the shutter speed and then follow the car with the camera as it travels in front of you. If all goes well, the car is in focus and the background is blurry. The tricky part is keeping the camera movement smooth; any variation will ruin the shot. For this reason, the yield on motion blur photographs is low.
The Golden Hour
The golden hour is about twenty minutes after sunrise or before sunset. The lighting becomes redder and softer as the sunlight has to travel further through the atmosphere and becomes more diffused.
Above: 2019 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition photograph courtesy of GM. A classic Golden Hour photograph.
Below: 2016 Blade Silver Convertible at Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park also during the Golden Hour.
Above: This is what I call my "brochure photo", as the marketing types love this sort of shot.
Below: More classic golden hour images taken at Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park.
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