Sunday, June 19, 2016

1930 American Austin

The American Austin is a cute little car I photographed at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River, Oregon. If you come to Oregon, a must place to visit.

So you know, the America Austin is an off shoot of the Austin 7, licensed by British Austin Motor Company. They assembled the cars in Pennsylvania rather than across the pond. Thus, the American Austin.

Taking a look at it, it's a cool little car. Maybe at that time, a compact car.  Everything was rosy until the Depression set in, sales tanked and production suspended. In 1934 the company filed for bankruptcy. This particular automobile is a Robin's Egg blue and matches the plane next to it, perfecto.

I took three different exposures of the Austin. I then processed them in High Dynamic Range Photography giving the image more dynamic presence. Further, the image was converted into a digital painting.

1930 American Austin (Link)




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