Thursday, April 17, 2014

1934 Ford Coupe

Low blown Ford Coupe rests
Big slick meats desire asphalt
Purposeful grill smiles

Its happy to see us


The pipes are calling Danny boy.

Contact Patch
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Colorado Lunar Eclipse - 4/15/2014

Here are a few photographs of the Lunar Eclipse from early this morning as seen from Northern Colorado. I shot these with my old Nikon 5400. It is times like this that I wish I had a higher-end DSLR camera with a good zoom. That said the old Nikon does a pretty good job given it's technological limitations.

Minutes before the full  Lunar Eclipse

Nightscape as then moon goes into the Earth's shadow.

Nightscape ten minutes after full eclipse

The Moon and Mars - 20 minutes into the event. Spica is the star very "close" to the moon. Mars is visible to the upper right at it's closest point to Earth this year. 

Wishing for higher resolution.

Friday, April 11, 2014

1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe

Here's a great little '32 Ford 5 Window Coupe shown by Larry Foster of Fort Collins Colorado. It has nice, understated details throughout. Small bits of chrome accent set off the by the red grill, wheels and pin-striping make this rod great to look at. Outstanding package all together!

On a side note... Spring is coming along once again. Time to update the Streets of Denver to a warmer background. Asphalt and greenery.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Layers of landscape back as seen from the edge of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. We had a good trip through, Ouray, Telluride, and Purgatory. This was taken with my old Nikon 5400. The Black Canyon is a nice stop on a long drive.

Friday, March 21, 2014

1928 Ford AA

Here's a beautiful little '28 Ford AA own and shown by Jim Madsen of Craig, Colorado. A really cool truck in great condition with patina in all the right places. I completely dig the little 4 cylinder in it.

Looks happy to be off the farm and relaxing in the park.

Nice sideboards

Clean and simple original looking interior.

Straight 4
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Friday, March 14, 2014

Tumbleweed Crusher at the Wild Animal Sanctuary

We did a little volunteer work at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado a couple of weeks ago. Aside from the obvious lions, and tigers, and bears... (we'll let George Takei finish that off). I caught a few pics of their specialized tumbleweed masher and safari vehicle. Nice truck, I wonder if this is a rescue too?

Go visit them here; 

1946 County Road 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643
(303) 536-0118

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Pawnee Grasslands

Pawnee National Grasslands is a wilderness area in Northeastern Colorado. Wide open views abound to the extent that the curvature of the Earth seems apparent. It offers some good campsites and a camping experience that is a little different.  A small area for OHV use is available as well as areas for target shooting. There is also the Lee and Dorothy Rhodes Farm Implement Museum to browse through.

 A macro taken near the campground.

Friday, February 28, 2014

1967 Plymouth Barracuda

Sure, early 70's Plymouth 'Cudas are nice. They're all muscular, big, and mean, but you can keep 'em. This is my favorite Barracuda, 1967 through 1969 Formula S. 

Late at night, if I'm feeling all Mopar and sleepless, I'll surf looking for that one out there that's calling to me. The one the angry divorcee is selling for revenge on her soon to be ex. I know it's out there.

This one was shown by Michael Paulus of Loveland, Colorado. I don't think it's a real Formula S, but I'm not positive. Close enough though, it's pretty stock, and I don't have a major problem with clones.

The grill is good and so is the hood

Swim with the fish

Not as hulky as its later brothers.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

1956 Chevrolet 210 Wagon

Here's another shrunken Hot Rod. This one is a 1956 Chevy 210 Wagon. I found a 1957 Chevy El Camino two-door Chopper Coupe like this at Colorado Auto and Parts Salvage Yard in Sheridan Colorado a while back.
I can't imagine where idea for this style of custom came from. Maybe someone needed a tighter turning radius? City parking? Wheelies?

This little trick is owned by Bruce Walden of Fort Collins. It's jacked up like an old school dragster, has beautiful body work, and is clean, clean, clean! Do I think it's cool? Yes. Do I want one? No.

The perspective seems wonky.
It's like I have a fisheye lense

Way up in the sky

Mr. Clean lives here.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

1937 Studebaker Coupe Express

This 1937 Studebaker Coupe Express is all smooth, graceful, and voluptuous lines. The motor is a supercharged 289 with Avanti 2 Cam, R3 headers and a '58 Golden Hawk Air Box. The interior sports Avanti seats, steering column, and gauges. Built by Steve and Sandy Doerschlag. 

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