Monday, May 24, 2010

Cruise Night, Classics and TTV Photography

We have a bunch of photos from the most recent Dunkin Donuts cruise night in Tonawanda, NY up on our Flickr page here including some in the newly popular TTV style. They are NOT photoshopped (it is possible to use Photoshop to create an effect somewhat similar to this), but these are true TTV, taken with a digital camera and an Argoflex EM TLR. I did do a little photoshop editing, mainly to "flip" the photos as they show up as a mirror image on the TLR and any with words or symbols would look pretty strange if I didn't edit them! TTV, or Through the Viewfinder, is a technique that uses an old TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) camera, usually from the 40's or 50's (ours is from 1948) to produce a nostalgic and unique effect. We hope to have some of these that are not identifiable brands available for sale soon as well.

We didn't make it with Eleanor. We were wrong on the source of the noise, and are continuing to trouble shoot. We'll post updates as we have them. "They are never done". Truer words have never been spoken in regards to the restoration of classics and hot rods!!