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A Few Autos You Will Never Own
Lens: 18-135 Camera: K-5IIs Photo Location: Museum of Fine Arts Houston ISO: 1600 Aperture: F4 
Posted By: AggieDad, 02-26-2016, 11:21 PM

There is a special exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston titled Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 19291940. I thought would share a few photos of these magnificent automobiles. If you live in the Houston area, you owe it to yourself to visit the exhibition which will be there through May.

All photos were taken at a high (1600) ISO and with a wide open aperture. No tripods are allowed so they are all hand-held with a number of them at shutter speeds below 1/50th of a second. Even though I am a member in good standing, they would not give me a private showing, so most of the photos have backgrounds and people that I could not control. Also the settings, guards and little wire barriers kept me from getting the angle or shot I wanted.

But no matter, even if the photographer is rather ordinary, the vehicles are spectacular. I hope you enjoy.

Bugatti Type 46 Semi-Profile Coupe

Delahaye 135MS Roadster

Delahaye 135M Competition Coupe

Cord L-29 Cabriolet

Ford Roadster built especially for Edsel Ford

Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe

Cord Model 810 "Armchair" Beverly Sedan

Talbot-Lago 150C-SS Teardrop Coupe

Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet "Xenia" Coupe

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Hi Don. Very very good photographs of some lovely vehicles. Thanks.
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Well done Don, I enjoyed them very much, cheers
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Beautiful photographs of some very fine automobiles! Great stuff!

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Great stuff. Lovely images.
The designs of the era are not all to my taste, but the motor companies were innovative weren't they?
I liked the Bugatti and Cord L29 the best (but I wouldn't have bought one in orange.)

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Beautiful Vehicles! Great shots.. I think it would pretty cool to see one of those while driving to work. A double / triple take would be in order for sure.
Thanks for posting these. Made my morning.
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Hey Don - great shots, one and all.

After I read about this exhibition in the Chronicle last week, I've been itching to get up to the MFA for this marvelous display. Seeing your pics makes me want to go even more!


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There are indeed some beautiful curves going on there.
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Absolutely beautiful cars well captured!
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Agree, nice shots. So much more interesting designs than the cars now that look like either an overgrown computer mouse or an over decorated sports tennis shoe. What happened to beautiful lines and curves or just plain interesting?

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