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CBS Sunday Morning, August 9th

This Sunday, August 9th, at 9:43am, CBS Sunday Morning will be airing a piece on Old Car City USA featuring Dean Lewis and his family as they discuss the history and meanings behind Old Car City.  Earlier this summer, Tracy Smith from CBS Sunday Morning, came to visit Dean and his family at Old Car City.  They spent several days touring and filming in Old Car City and interviewed Dean and the family as well as photographers who were making images at Old Car City.  So if you are up and moving this Sunday, please tune into CBS Sunday Morning on you local CBS affiliate.

Great article about Old Car City by Pete Collins

Here is a link to an article written by one of the “Photoshop Guys” Pete Collins.  I mentioned his visit in a previous post.  He wrote this article for Scott Kelby’s blog.  Check out the article here:  Old Car City….Potential Bucket List

Thank you for the kind words Pete.  Hope to see you out at Old Car City again soon.

Clint

Some Interesting Visitors

Over the last several weeks, Old Car City has seen some interesting visitors drop by to interview Dean about Old Car City and to just take some fine pictures.  I was fortunate enough to be able to meet both visitors and spend a little time with them.

 

Our first visitor is a celebrity in the Photoshop circles.  Pete Collins is one of the “Photoshop Guys” at Kelbyone training, which is an online training resource for Photoshop.  Pete also is the co-host of Photoshop User TV and has a regular column in Photoshop User Magazine.  Pete was about midway through a week long photography trip with some friends when they stopped by to shoot at Old Car City.  I look forward to seeing some of his images from Old Car City being used in some of his new tutorials.  Pete is a great guy and I highly recommend his workshops and classes.  We had a great conversation about layers and using some of the great rust and patina on the cars as a texture layer.

 

Our next visitor was Marissa Gawel, recipient of the National Geographic Young Explorer’s Grant.  Marissa, along with Penn Greene, are traveling throughout the country seeking out and documenting America’s Road Side Attractions.  From Marissa,

“We’re looking to understand the role of the attractions we’re visiting-withing their cities and withing the greater context of American culture.  The creators of the sites built their museums, homes, and art for reasons that vary from the spiritual to the entrepreneurial, but, regardless, have brought their towns new narratives and new business.  I’ve found the creations we’ve seen so far are incredible, and speak to the creative spirit of this country”

Marissa has a great blog documenting their journey, here is the article with images they published about Old Car City:  American Attractions, Old Car City
While you are there, read through the other post about all the wonderful places they have visited.  What an incredible trip, I am so jealous, I would love to take that kind of road trip.

Great Light!

Looks like tomorrow will be a great day to head out to Old Car City USA to do some photography.  Mostly sunny with no chance of rain and a high of 60 degrees.  With the leaves gone and the changing angle of the sun, the light has been great in all areas.  You can always find a spot with great light, but you may want to hurry up and shoot because it changes fast under the trees.

Hope to see you out there tomorrow.

An Introduction

Hello, my name is Clint Brownlee and I am a local photographer in Woodstock, Georgia.  I have been going to make photographs at Old Car City USA for a while now and I am now helping Mr. Lewis by writing and managing content for the Old Car City USA website.  I will be posting several times a month to keep everyone up to date on all the exciting things that have been happening and will be happening at Old Car City.  Of recent note is the article that Hot Rod Magazine wrote for their website about Old Car City.  I happened to be there when the photographers from Hot Rod were there shooting a spread for the December issue.  They were so interested in Old Car City, that they wrote a great article about it.  Go here to read the article:  Hot Rod Magazine, Old Car City USA

There are some very interesting and exciting things that will soon be happening at Old Car City in the coming months, so we will keep all of you up to date on the latest news.