Christmas Studebaker

While out looking at Christmas Lights tonight with the kidlets we found a 1961 Studebaker Lark convertible.

I didn't waste the opportunity to combine it and Christmas Lights in the same shot. A passing car provided the extra light under the vehicle.

(hmm, looks brighter on my LCD than my CRT - mind you, I've not properly calibrated these monitors, just a quick Adobe Gamma adjustment)

#149 Explore Dec 15 2007

View all photos taken: Saturday, 15th December 2007, This photo: 8:18pm


  • Giorgos~ said:
    What a car! Gorgeous!
  • said:
    What a great photo - love the clouds in the sky as well.
    That house in the background didn't spare any expense with their light display either!
  • David de Groot said:
    Not bad eh ?

    Indeed, they apparently keep a database of the light positions so they can rebuild it every year. It takes 3 weeks to put up.
  • looby88 said:
    stuff global warming then !!!!

    I dont suppose cars like that would survive the UK weather, with all that wet stuff, then that lovely salt and grit we have on the roads when its icy !!
  • flash of light said:
    Perfect exposure - the clouds are a real bonus- I like the colours reflected in the chrome too. Great distortion from the super-dupa super-wide angle sigma!
  • petepothole said:
    Now thats a briliant shot! The lights came up awesome in this!
    Damn I wish I had a better camera to do my place!
  • donnamatrix said:
  • Yorri¢k said:
    looks fantastic
  • rumblemumbles said:
    ooo I want one! and cool lights as well! Christmas is so close!
  • leadegroot said:
    and I found it!
    OK, thats not true, Kara found it - but I spotted that it was a Studie! She just said 'mum, come look at the classic car'
  • looby88 said:
    to Lea and Kara, credit where credit is due !!!.........;P
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh I dunno - I reckon there's quite a few Studebakers in England. I know there's a good many in Europe. However, they're probably not the most practical of cars for the English countryside. ;-)

    Not bad eh ? I was quite pleased when I saw the clouds :)

    Technically the lights are a little blown out, but I needed the longer exposure for the car. The key to Christmas lights is to get there earlier than I did, during the "blue hour" so the sky has some colour in it and you can get away with a shorter exposure.


    She's nicely looked after, that's for sure. I'm fairly certain this one is from Jolly's Lookout (about 4km as the crow flies from home - a lot longer by road).

    It is indeed :-)

    I'm sure I would have spotted it when I got up to that part of the street. :P~~
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    very nice, David!
    What a great lot of different sorts of lighting - makes it quite surreal, somehow.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah neat eh ? :)
  • petepothole said:
    Thanks David!
  • ozepixels said:
    Nice capture David.
  • David de Groot said:
    No probs :)

  • Misteriddles said:
    Ah, you've got the sigma 10-20. That's on my to-do list.

    great shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, wonderful lens. VERY wide, and a lot of fun. Also has nice colour reproduction and contrast. The only misgiving is it's f/4 to f/5.6 rather than say a constant f/2.8, but for the price one can't complain.
  • Scott Leach said:
    I've never seen a studebaker in england in 33 years :) Lovely composition and lighting in this shot.
    There are hundreds of houses that do this xmas light thing in my home city each christmas. I'm not one of them though.
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm surprised, as there's a healthy Studebaker club over in Ol' Blightey.
    We generally don't do the Christmas light thing either, but then there's not many that'd see them if we did.