Autumn Cruise: Revving Up

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This is the third of four posts documenting the vehicles of the 2015 Upper Sandusky “Autumn Cruise” car show. Loads more detail shots of killer cars and sweet paint jobs. Check ’em out!

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Rose & Jay’s Big Day Out

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I said a little while back that I was working on a set of engagement photos for my cousin and her dude. Well, I recently finished editing/retouching them and I’ve decided to share a bit of my favorites with y’all here. I had never done a photo session like this before but it was a fun time and I think we came out with a bunch of good shots for them to use. My personal favorite is the one with them sitting on the steps. Totally bitchin’ stuff. Check ’em out, yo!

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Morning Glory

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I was able to squeeze in a little photo editing on some bikes yesterday in between editing engagement photos and working on some design projects. Good stuff fo sho. I spent a fair amount of time on that Harley image to get it looking just how I wanted. Real sexy stuff. It makes me realize I need some chrome or gloss paint on my bike.

More to come once I get a bit more free time.

Lakewood Car Kulture Show 2015

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Naners and I hit up the Lakewood Car Kulture Show last weekend. Lots of good cars, sexy bikes and crusty people. It was a decent show but we got there around 3pm and the cars were already starting to roll out. There was not a cloud in the sky so I have no clue why these guys felt the need to get out of there so quickly. Also, it apparently shuts down at 5pm. Not cool. I don’t know if I’ve ever been to a car show that ended that early. Oh well. It was still packed with lots of good visual treats to take in. Hit the jump and check out a bunch of photos from the day.

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Friday Favorites: Epic Parking Sign

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This image is Naners’ favorite image (I think) from our 2010 trip to Mobile, AL. I know she liked it enough to want it printed out and hung up in our house. To me, that must mean she digs on it pretty hard. Anyway, the image above is actually a reimagining of a previous edit. My original edit of this photo always left a lot to be desired in my eyes. It had huge blown out bits, wasn’t overly colorful and just had a different feel. Each one has it’s charm though. The other edit, which can be seen on the Empty Seats blog has a bit more of a “summer fun” kind of vibe. Washed out, sun-kissed and like stepping out into the sun from a dark room.

I don’t remember much about taking this photo other than we were walking around the city and I saw it and snapped an image. A hunch tells me this probably appeared shortly into our venture into the city after sleeping in my car the previous night. We woke up, drove into town, parked and then walked the morning away. Good stuff. We saw lots of cool things that day with this amazing sign being one of the first.

I had to re-edit this photo because I just didn’t have the original data that contained the adjustments I made the first time through. I could have gotten those adjustments but I felt like giving it another go and this is what I came up with. Click the image above to see it much larger. Click the link below to see the original image over at Empty Seats. Take a minute and let me know which version you prefer in the comments.

Epic Parking Sign on Empty Seats

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Jason over at Kustom Persuasion worked up a helmet for me about a year or two ago and I’ve finally gotten around to taking some photos of it. I handed him faded-white 30 year old helmet with a weird checker pattern stripe and he presented me with this colorful monstrosity. Look at the patterns and colors on this thing. Ridiculous, right?

It’s a wonderful example of old-school kustom painting work. I told him he could do whatever he wanted and he went with it. Sunburst, lace, gradients and more. Real cool stuff. I honestly didn’t know what to think of it when he first showed me but it grew on me the more I used it. It’s unique and I like that about it. There are certainly no other people around my area of Cleveland that are rocking anything like it.

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