© Dale Hardin


Uploaded: August 28, 2008 10:39:32


Exposure time: 1/500 Shutter speed: 1/500.00 F-stop: 3.2 ISO speed: 160

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.70, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 20.70 mm, Model: DSC-R1


Mary E. Lake August 28, 2008

I love this Dale. Funny I posted one today of a 56 Ford. How'd you do this? I'm still not to sure what I did to get my results. I love the effects you used. :) #988013

Bonnie C. Lackey August 28, 2008

This certainly is an attention getter! What a grand poster this would make! #6381395

Chuck Bruton level-deluxe August 28, 2008

Doing a great job Dale
Your PS work is superb
Well done #6381619

Dale Hardin August 28, 2008

Thank you Mary. I loved your Ford and I'd dropped you a line about the Vatican Ceiling. Did you receive that? If you have time drop me an email and we can compare techniques. It's a little long to go into detail here. #6381689

Dale Hardin August 28, 2008

Thanks Bonnie. I'd like to make a poster of this if only I knew what it was. I'm lousy identifying cars. By the way I really liked your "Shades" image in your gallery. I've tried to achieve that look but with little success. #6381699

Dale Hardin August 28, 2008

Thanks a lot Chuck. Your support is really welcome and I appreciate it a lot. #6381705

Jodi Zimmer August 28, 2008

Awesome shot Dale!I love the tones. #6382105

Dale Hardin August 28, 2008

Thank you Jodi. I had so much fun going through your gallery. I love the way you get up close and personal in your shots. You really do cut to the chase and with such vivid colors too.

A real inspiration to those of us that are "macro challenged" Something my friend in Canada is trying to correct, but he has his job cut out for him. #6382325

A P September 09, 2008

Awesome capture and effects Dale #6433027

Dale Hardin September 09, 2008

Thanks so much Ann. I see that your Malibu Tile ended up on one of my entry pages. A good combination. #6433130

Mary E. Lake September 09, 2008

Congratulation on your EFP Dale!! I was happy to see I got one on my car too!!! Must be a good month for cars, LOL All the best, Mary :) #6433163

Dale Hardin September 09, 2008

Thanks Mary. I had no doubts about your '56 getting an EP. By the way, I was experimenting last night with some new techniques that show some promise. Works really well on some images and lousy on others. If you want to do some experimenting, email me and I'll tell what I've tried. #6433200

Karen Kessler September 22, 2008

Hey BP Buddy! I got an email that one of my photos made it to "Finalist" status & I checked out the others. I saw this one! Congratulations, Dale! I love your old cars! :) #6489353

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 22, 2008

This is one awesomely spectacular, BODACIUOS creation!!!!
Congrats, Dale!
~Lisa #6489433

Dale Hardin September 22, 2008

Thanks so much Karen. Everyone should check out your gallery also to check out YOUR finalist shots. Very cool stuff. #6489799

Dale Hardin September 22, 2008

Wow, Lisa. BODACIOUS??? Now that is what I call a complement. Thanks so much and thanks for all the inspiration that your gallery has given me this last year. I admire your work so much. #6489854

Mary E. Lake September 22, 2008

Dale, many, many congrats on your Finalist title. This is awesome, I'm so happy for you! :) #6489974

Aimee C. Eisaman September 22, 2008

Awesome shot Dale...love the little flags on this one and congrats on your Finalist! :~) #6489977

Irene Colling level-classic September 22, 2008

Wow!!! Way to go Dale.The little bit of color in the flags, headlight and license is just perfect. The highlight glints add great spark to the composition.

Congratulations. #6491391

Sherry McClead September 22, 2008


Sherrybear :} #6491625

Dale Hardin September 22, 2008

Thanks so much to all my BP club buddies. I really appreciate the nice comments from you, Mary, Aimee, Irene, and Sherry. You made my day. #6491669

A P September 22, 2008

Getting our pictures mixed up brought me luck. got my first. Congrats on your finalist Dale #6492299

Patrick Rouzes September 22, 2008

Congratulations on this amazing finalist,Dale!!! #6493014

Dale Hardin September 22, 2008

The pleasure was all mine Ann. It gave me a chance to see your gallery and fantastic shots like "Chess Park" #6493175

Dale Hardin September 22, 2008

Thank you Patrick and congratulations to you on your "coffee filter" award. Missed that contest and would have missed guessing right as well. You're so good at those type images. I'm impressed,...... again. #6493233

Michael Umbreit September 22, 2008

Dale - Congratulations! - Mike #6493842

Renee Doyle September 22, 2008

Fantastic work!! Congratulations Dale on this wonderful finalist! #6495548

M.Christine Duncan September 22, 2008

Your car images are always top quality, eye catching and original... bravo on the finalist Dale!!! An impressive image! Yay!!! #6496024

Dale Hardin September 22, 2008

Thanks Mike. Nice to hear from another car buff. Need to compare notes sometime. #6496138

Dale Hardin September 22, 2008

Thank you Renee. I'm glad you entered into the 'car' realm. Your images are great. #6496148

Dale Hardin September 22, 2008

Thanks so much Christine. Glad you liked it. #6496152

Evy Johansen level-classic September 23, 2008

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Dale!! #6496625

Deb Koskovich September 23, 2008

Big congrats on all your finalists, Dale! #6497333

Colleen Farrell September 23, 2008

Absolutely stunning, Dale!! I'm a huge fan of your car photos--big congratulations on your finalist! #6499667

Dianna Hauf September 23, 2008

WOW! Dale, this is so awesome! I loved the 'car in the clouds' but this is really spectacular! You have a beautiful, crisp, clean capture with wonderful 'touches' of reflection in just the right places. The little bit of color makes this perfect!

Congratulations Dale! You are REALLY good at this! #6499933

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! This is very creative Dale! #6500257

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe September 23, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this BEAUTIFUL Classic!!! So clear and sharp!!!! WTG!! Laura #6502113

Dale Hardin September 26, 2008

Thank you Evy, Deb, Colleen, Dianna, Donna , and Laura Lee for the kind words. Sorry I didn't answer each one personally but we just returned from a trip and I'm trying to answer 286 emails and boy, am I beat! #6517369

Linda Blair September 27, 2008

So gorgeous Dale...congratulations!!! #6521290

Dale Hardin September 27, 2008

Thank you so much Linda. #6521882

Dianna Murphy March 01, 2009

Awesome job Dale. #7229201

Dale Hardin March 01, 2009

Thank you Dianna. And thank you for a wonderful time perusing your fine gallery. Wonderful imagery. #7229882

Janice Mezzacappa March 18, 2009

Wow, wow, and wow, this is remarkable HIGE congrats Dale!! Fave!! #7299347

Dale Hardin March 18, 2009

Thank you Janice. I had a time frame when I was almost obsessed with auto images and did quite a few. About time for another car show, if I can find one. It was fun to work on. #7300283

Raymond E. Reiffenberger level-deluxe March 22, 2009

Another awesome photo. Love it! #7314381

Dale Hardin March 22, 2009

Thanks so much Ray. I have a number of favorite photographers and have wanted to place your site on my list but can find no way to do that within BP with the format you use. Is there a link available? #7314770

Dick Jenkins June 29, 2009

Fine work Dale. I recall this arc of a car (Packard) vividly as a kid. You have some interesting effects here in your layering that allow me to concentrate on the features of the car alone and not be distracted by its surroundings. Congratulations on your Finalist award, it is certainly well deserving of it. #7689247

Dale Hardin June 29, 2009

Thanks a lot Dick. This was a fun project. I have been trying to learn techniques with PhotoShop Elements and some of my car shots turned out to be a good training ground.

I like the cars 'cause I can get up close and personal. Don't have the lens power and patience to get those long distance bird and plane shots that you are so expert at. By the way, where were most of the heron shots done? #7689740

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