Category Archives: Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore car museum – Lake Michigan Lighthouse workshop Aug 9-12

The hood ornaments of cars has have fascinated me since I was a kid and going to car museums is a fun way to bring back a little nostalgia while I photograph these works of art.

The Gilmore car museum on the west side of Michigan has one of the country’s best collection of antique cars and I am looking fwd to visiting the Gilmore which will be one of the stops on my Lake Michigan lighthouse workshop this August.

Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore Car Museum

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Engine #1225 The Polar Express is on its way North

Yesterday I was able to capture a few images of the Polar Express as it headed to the North Pole. What a great day spent with a good friend and photographer Thomas Nighswander and as we waited for this Magical steam engine on its way north from Owosso Michigan. I have been wanting to capture images of Steam engines but there never seems to be enough time and old engine #1225 is a great one to start my Steam Engine series.

Polar Express Topaz Adjust HDR

Polar Express Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Adjust HDR

It is a hard call deciding if I like the image as traditional Black and White or with a Sepia tone added to it. I used the HDR pallet in Topaz Adjust 5 to process both Black and Whites.

Polar Express Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Adjust HDR

Polar Express Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Adjust HDR

Topaz has a new program called Glow that I ran this program through. It is not my normal way to process an image but it is a lot of fun. It gave the Polar Express a truly magical look as it heads to the North Pole.

Polar Express - Topaz Glow

Polar Express – Topaz Glow

For anyone with children or anyone with the heart of a child I recommend taking a ride on this wonderful old steam engine. The Real Polar Express will be will be departing for the North Pole!!

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Ann Arbor Art Fair July 16-19

The Ann Arbor art fair which is my favorite show of the year starts on Wednesday July 16 – Saturday July 19, 10am-8pm. This year it looks like it’s going to be the best weather we have ever had for the show. The executive director of the Michigan Guild, Max Clayton, cringed when I brought up the W word when I stopped by the office yesterday but I have faith in weather.com and I expect great weather for the show. With the great weather I hope everyone hops in their cars to drive to Ann Arbor and enjoy the fair. While you are at the fair stop by my booth #198 on Main Street near Williams located in front of Real Seafood to say Hi!

Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore Car Museum

This image was capture at the Gilmore Car Museum which is one of the locations for the Sleeping Bear Dunes – Lighthouse workshop August 10-13. I processed the image using Lightroom 5.5 and Topaz Simplify.

Gilmore Car Museum -processed in the Develop Module in Lightroom

Gilmore Car Museum -processed in the Develop Module in Lightroom

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Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lighthouse Photo Workshop August 10-13

Last weekend I displayed at a annual Fourth of July show in South Haven and I had a little time to capture a few images in the early mornings and at sunset.

During the Sleeping Bear Dunes – Lighthouse Workshop we are going to be in the South Haven area for an evening and our last morning shoot. We will spend our time capturing images of South Havens historic area and Light house.

Yelton Manor B&B

Yelton Manor B&B

Garden at Yelton Manor B & B

Garden at Yelton Manor B & B

South Haven Lighthouse Pier

South Haven Lighthouse Pier

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Gilmore Car Museum

The last couple of years clients have been asking me to give a workshop a little closer to home and the 10-13 of August I will be giving a location workshop on the West coast of Michigan which will include Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Gilmore Car Museum.

Chryslers Fluid Drive

Chryslers Fluid Drive – After

To process this image I opened it in Photoshop CS6 to make an exposure adjustment and then took it into Topaz Simplify and used the Painting in Effects and then used Detail Removal and Enhancements to use the Spot Removal. The image still has a photographic quality but more.

Chryslers Fluid Drive - Before

Chryslers Fluid Drive – Before

This link has all my scheduled workshops in the U.S. and Italy.

http://www.european-images.com/photographic-workshop-tours.php

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