Cars Lightroom Photography Photography - Nikon D600 Photoshop San Francisco/California Street Photography

Classic 1947 Chevrolet in San Francisco’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Chevrolet - San Francisco - 2013 by Scott Loftesness

I felt a bit like I was back in Havana watching some of the classic cars that turned out yesterday to carry dignitaries in the annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade in San Francisco. This 1947 Chevrolet was one of the beauties!

I had fun processing this image in Photoshop – tweaking the background a bit to bring the car out more and adjusting the luminosity a bit. I love the angle of the car – the beauty of the chrome on the front grill – and that tail flying off of the radio antenna!

Cars Cuba Photography Photography - Nikon D600 Travel

Jump Starting the Cuban Green Machine

Rock and Roll - Havana - 2013

Last Sunday, we had an amazing walk around the neighborhood in Central Havana with Raúl Cañibano. Along the way, we came across this beautiful green Chevy (at least that’s what I think it is!) which had a dead battery. The owner quickly recruited three guys to help with a classic jump start – while we photographers were standing on the sidewalk directly across the street.

Talk about a perfect photographic opportunity! This image will always bring me back to that moment – just a week ago – in Havana, Cuba – walking with old and new friends in a special neighborhood in Havana.