It’s high noon. I’m driving west on Commonwealth to head back to the office after a pretty lackluster photowalk downtown, and I spot a shiny classic car. Like a 1956. I recognize the body style because growing up my dad restored a 1956 Ford Fairlane Town Sedan and a 1957 Chevy Belair. This one – a blue and white two-tone – jumped out at me and I had to stop and take a look.

I noticed it was parked in front of an auto repair business and I went inside to ask if the owner was there and if I could snoop around the car and take some photos. I was given permission and told “I had just missed a beautiful car” because apparently a 1956 Mercedes had just driven off moments before. Alas, I was stuck with a Buick.

I loved the detail shots that I was able to get with the GFX100s and another Buick I had encountered down in Carlsbad the week before, and I walk around the car to scope out some eye-catching details.

Two favorite images below… All these were taken by the Fuji X100v with the Kodak Porta 400 film recipe. Straight out of camera, except for adding a bit of Silver Rich grain (94, 21) and reducing a bit of the highlights.

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