Corvette Photos I Like, Part Two
I sometimes prefer to photograph the nose emblem on C2 Corvettes with the hood open. Combine that with some well placed reflections serving as highlights and you have a winner.
Not everything needs to be in focus. Sometimes a little well placed blurriness is a good thing as the viewer's attention is drawn to what is important.
1961 Corvette C1 Automatic Transmission ShifterClose
1958 Corvette C1 Four SpeedClose
1962 Corvette C1 Trunk BadgeClose
Badge photographs of C1 trunk emblems are another Corvette photographic treasure. 1960 (above) is quite special as it has a certain depth with its crossed flags and lettering elements floating.
1960 Corvette C1 Trunk BadgeClose
Corvette C5 Nose EmblemClose
Corvette C5 nose emblem. It has some nice 3D properties and when the sun catches it just so, the shadow looks amazing. GM has some great designers working for them and I've often thought that they don't get enough credit.
1965 Corvette C1 in Nassau BlueClose
1965 C1 Coupe looks amazing in Nassau Blue.
1953 Corvette C1 EX 122 Curvy RoadClose
Windy road with a warning sign is one of the oldest sports car cliche photographs you'll see. But I like it! BTW, the Corvette is EX-122, the oldest Corvette still in existence. Photographed on Highway 1 in Big Sur CA.
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Three Speed Manual TransmissionClose
Manual transmission shifters have a lot of photographic appeal to me as I've always been a hard core three pedal guy. Above is a 1956 three speed, important as many are unaware how common three speed manual transmissions were in the Corvette world. They were the standard transmission from 1956 through 1969 - four speeds were an option for those years. Below is a 1960 four speed, complete with a T-handle reverse lockout.
1960 Corvette C1 Four Speed Manual TransmissionClose
2014 Corvette C7 Demonstration Laps at Laguna Seca Racetrack with Young PhotographerClose
2014 Corvette C7 Demonstration Laps at Laguna Seca Racetrack. What makes this photo is the young photographer to the right; you can just see the future Corvette enthusiast.
1963 Corvette Split Window CoupeClose
I sometimes like photographs where the car is a distant shot. To me, the motion blur background is a plus.
Above: The 2016 Laguna Blue Tintcoat Corvette C7 at Willow Springs International Raceway may be standing still but the course worker giving it the go signal conveys the speed, or at least the speed coming up. The below photo is a sort of opposite motion blur, with the background still and the car in motion.
Corvette Photographs I Don't Like
1963 Corvette C2 ConvertibleClose
Above: When I took this photograph, I thought I would like it. As time went on, I didn't. It's an awkward view of the car and does nothing to show off its design or the lines.
Below: This is a GM photo of a 2009 ZR1. It's simply an unflattering view of the car.
2009 Corvette ZR1 C6 Jetstream Blue Metallic TintcoatClose
1967 Corvette Coupe C2 Tree RoofClose
Do you see something wrong with the above photo? The '67 Corvette has a tree growing out of the roof! That's one of the worst car photography mistakes you can make. The solution - photo below - is to raise the camera some or take whatever steps required so the tree is no longer exiting the roof.
1967 Corvette Coupe C2 - Tree is clear of roofClose