|a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible|
The 1967 Corvette was the last year for the Sting Ray – C2 generation. This vehicle came with several original engine combinations:
327-300 hp (6,842 produced), 327-350 hp (6,375 produced), 427-390 hp (3,832 produced), 427-400 hp (2,101 produced), 427-435 hp (3,754 produced), 427-435 with aluminum heads (16 produced),
427-430 [L-88] (20 produced). Overall there was 14,436 convertibles produced. However this one has been fully restored and painted Ferrari yellow and black. In this condition it’ll set you back a cool $160k. The original image (prior to the background change) was shot at RK Motorsports in Charlotte, NC. I am thankful for RK without them I would not had access to many of the rarer cars I have photographed.
A blast from the past with a modern twist. I do not believe that many can just stand an look whether in an image such as this one or in real life and look at a muscle car from the late 60’s without being in total awe at the styling and ingenuity of the time. Truly this vehicle is a timeless classic from days long past.
This sports super car captures both the beauty of the original style of the ’67 and photoshop to drop out and isolate this corvette. A combination of an american classic and fine art photography. Shooting in the showroom as opposed to the photo room is particularly challenging, the lighting generally is not even close to optimum. The lighting is always a serious challenge.
Lighting issues can be overcome or at least minimized but it take the photographer paying particular attention to how the light is striking the vehicle and the photographer being less interested in capturing the image and more interested in finding the best set up angle. My suggestion would be find the best angle withe the least reflection and light glare. Typically this is achieved by getting low, low, low and shooting up. That typically will minimize the light glare when your not shooting under soft box light. One of the other things to watch is along the quarter panels of the car. The quarter panels tend to reflect whatever is around the vehicle. To minimize the reflection choose an angle to shoot from that will give you a view down the side of the vehicle but will also give you the least reflection from what is around the car.
I look forward to my next shoot there and what may actually be, who knows they have many original vehicles that have a total production under 10 and several 1 of 1’s. I am not sure how I could possibly top this image though, but im going to try.
Personally I could imagine this car in my man cave and definitely in my garage. I really do not know if I would drive this beauty though. I say that but everyone who knows me would say yea it wouldn’t stay parked you would be cruising and testing it. They would most likely be correct as much as I would like to say I would treat the vehicle like a museum piece, what fun is it to own a piece of American muscle like this 67 vette and not drive it.
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