1959 Buick LeSabre

JULY 2016 – Steering wheel and dashboard of a classic 1959 Buick LeSabre in bright red tones at a historic car show in Taufkirchen, Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

I admit that I have a thing for old cars. While I (sadly) cannot afford to collect them, I still like to see and photograph them every now and then.

I found a 1959 Buick LeSabre at a historic car show in our neighborhood in Taufkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. The car perfectly expresses the ‘Amercian Way of Living’ of the 1950s. It’s length of about 5.50 meters was great for a time and place when space for parking lots was not rare. (Just for comparison, our Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagen is just about 4.70 meters long, and it’s sometimes difficult to find a parking lot.)

Anyway, the owners love their restored car and have added several nice details to make it unique: a little Elvis figure in the middle, the foot-shaped pedal, the red cover for the steering wheel. All the other details were in pretty good condition. The bright red overwhelmed me, and I could not resist to take a photo.

By the way, while I am sometimes complaining about the EOS M (Canon’s first model of a mirrorless body), I think the body has captured this image extremely well, despite the kit lens.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time03-JUL-2016, 12:50
LocationTaufkirchen, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M
LensCanon EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/40 sec. at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera Raw (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions5100 x 3400 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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