SEPTEMBER 2003 – A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad stationwagon has been parked in front of the Hackberry General Store near Kingman, Arizona. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
It had been a busy day at the Hackberry General Store which is situated at the Historic Route 66 near Kingman, Arizona. Not only there had been a beautiful 1957 Corvette parked in front of the building, but one customer approached the store with an 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad.
I remembered station wagons from various TV series and movies of the 1960s. I always loved how the tailgate would split horizontally, effectively creating a platform for loading the trunk, almost like a truck. Or simply for sitting.
And now this beauty was standing right in front of me. Not a single speck of dust could be seen, no rust whatsoever, a shiny, perfectly restored car that carried no sign of its age – about 45 years.
I love the saturated colors which are further enhanced by the slide film. The minimal blur puts the focus on the tail fin, tail lights and bumper. And if you look closely, you can see the reflections of the historic gas pumps on the paint. Awesome.
The high resolution image
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Size||3000 x 2000 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|