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In the last post we took a look at creating a reasonable facsimile of the historic era represented by the preserved Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s Baldwin Consolidation 2-8-0 Locomotive. In that particular image patience was required to achieve the desired result. Today we see the how pure luck can also play a key role in finding and creating a great image representing a bygone era. This is a 1928 Model A Ford 4-Door Convertible which just showed up whist we were touring Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown in Beaverdam, Virginia.
The owner of this beautifully restored vehicle lived only a few miles from Scotchtown. He was taking some visitors for an afternoon drive and stopped at the historic site. Being that the Scotchtown car park is just a cleared area under the shade trees that surround the property, all I needed to do was to ensure that there were no obvious signs for the property or other trappings of modern life to take away the historic look of the image.
I have taken many shots of vintage cars at car shows but nothing beats being able to find one in such perfect surroundings with no unwanted elements in the scene.