Ford Edsel vintage car found on the side of the road

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Driving around my former hometown of East Haddam, Connecticut (one of many since I was an army brat), I came across a glorious site. Right next to formerly grand home in need of repair, parked along the railroad tracks of the Essex Steam Train and Valley Railroad and right across the street of the old train station now gift shop was this vintage beauty – a pink Ford Edsel.

The Edsel was an automobile marque that was planned, developed, and manufactured by the Ford Motor Company during the 1958, 1959, and 1960 model years. With the Edsel, Ford had expected to make significant inroads into the market share of both General Motors and Chrysler and close the gap between itself and GM in the domestic American automotive market. But contrary to Ford’s internal plans and projections, the Edsel never gained popularity with contemporary American car buyers and sold poorly. The Ford Motor Company lost millions of dollars on the Edsel’s development, manufacturing and marketing. The very word “Edsel” became a popular symbol for failure.

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Despite the negative connotations of the Ford Edsel, it really is a beauty of a car. Decked out in all manner of extravagance from the excessive chrome, the elongated lines and distinctive shield like front grill.

I have to thank the owner for parking this beauty for me to discover.  A few days later I returned to the same spot but alas it was gone.  If there is one truism in photography it is to stop and take the shot when you see it.  Don’t expect your subject to be there the next month, next day or even the next hours.

I’ve had countless experiences where I’ve returned to a spot to find my subject moved, demolished or otherwise just gone.

More car photography featuring  Ford, Chevy, GMC and other American classic cars. http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/edward-fielding.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=193562

Classic cars in black and white – http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/edward-fielding.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=475432

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Here’s what’s been selling lately

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Fine art photography and artwork by photographer artist Edward M. Fielding sales through Fine Art America and Pixels.com. Fine Art America and Pixels.com provides the full fulfillment services for the galleries at EdwardFielding.com. The museum quality framed and matted, prints, canvases, metal prints and even fun decorative pillows and phone cases featuring the art work of fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding.

The Christmas season is always a busy time for gifts, cards as well as sprucing up the living room for company. Fine art at reasonable prices provide for great gifts to others and one’s self. The following items have been very popular this Christmas season:

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Rememberance – Peony Still Life with old suitcase

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Peony Still Life with Old Suitcase. A floral still life with old canning jar, white peony flowers and a vintage suitcase. Fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com
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This fine art photograph of beautiful white antique peony flowers in an old vintage canning jar on top of an old leather suitcase is available for Rights Managed Licensing for your next book cover or magazine editorial project via Arc Angel Images at – http://www.arcangel.com/search/preview/a-floral-still-life-with-old-canning-jar-white/0_00392964.html
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This image is a still life featuring an old vintage leather suitcase, fresh picked white peony flowers and an old Bell canning jar with beautiful soft side lighting like you might see in an old masters painting against a dark background.
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Available for Rights Managed Licensing via Arc Angel images #00392964
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Peony flowers are my all time favorite flowers to work with, they evoke such a classic look, to me they say Victorian age. Something about their full petals. We have several peonies planted on our property and recently moved and divided several plants. They are some of the longest lasting flowering shrubs or plants that you can purchase but they don’t like to be moved or divided so we might have to wait a couple of years before these ones come back to their full splendor. A couple years ago we visited a peony farm in Vermont where the owner admitted to a full on peony passion and the inability to control himself when it came to purchasing new and rare varieties. One plant on his farm cost him something like $4,000. While many of his offerings were common and sold for $20 to $50 some of the higher prices plants fetched upwards to $400 per cutting. Peonies – its a passion!

Free Photography Book – Black and White Photography

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I’ve just released by newest book on Blurb. Black + White is a collection of fine art photographs by Edward M. Fielding. It’s available in softcover for $14.99 and hardcover for $29.99 but right not you can download an ebook version for the iPad for zero dollars.

The book highlights the breath of my black and white work from still lifes to portraits to landscapes and provides a sampling of my work as an fine art photographer. Prints, cards and wall art from the series of images in the book are available for purchase and are fulfilled by Fine Art America.

If you’d like your own eBook copy of the book click here.

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Gifts for the gardener – fine art prints that look great in the kitchen

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Besides photography and creating artwork, we do a lot of gardening around here in the summer as well as cooking. Here is a collection of fine art prints perfect for the gardener or cook on you list. Small matted prints of colorful vegetables would look fantastic in the kitchen or large canvas prints for the market or restaurant.

gardener gift Photography PrintsA basketful of fresh picked garden vegetables including healthy carrots, radish and beets. Perfect art piece for healthy dining establishments and markets.
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Food photography by Edward M. Fielding

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Earth is here so kind, just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.

– Douglas William Jerrold

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Signed Limited Editions

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Open edition unsigned prints are one thing, but for the true collector, signed and numbered limited edition prints are the way to go.  I am not offering some of my best work as limited editions via my Zatista gallery.

http://www.zatista.com/store/index/Dogford-Studios

Why buy originals from Zatista?

Real Art from Real Artists

Buy something truly special
With more and more things in our lives becoming mass-produced, it is becoming harder to find truly unique objects to which we have a personal connection. When you buy an original work of art on Zatista, you can rest assured no one else in the world owns something just like it. How many other things that you own can you say that about?

Express yourself
Original art provides us the opportunity not only to express our own unique tastes and styles, but also share that with friends and family who have the opportunity to see the art you choose to hang in your home or office.

Support Artists
When you buy art from an artist on Zatista, you are directly supporting them and their local economy. It is only through people like you that artists can continue to bring their amazing works to the world and find success doing what they love all the while making the world a more interesting place.

Intelligent design with a black and white photograph collection

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Black-and-white photography is classic and artsy. It conveys intelligence,” says One Kings Lane senior buyer Stephen Haskell. “A framed collection can bring an incredibly refined gallery feeling into a home.”

This age-old fascination with photographs, contemporary residences and semi-minimalist trends are altering the way we look at adorning our walls with prints. Decorating with black and white photography is seeing new heights thanks to improved cameras and the growing inclination to use neutral colors and muted tones.

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Consider building your art arrangement vertically to add extra height and intrigue to a small-scale series.
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When it comes to displaying photographs, and you cannot go wrong with black and white – they are undeniably classic and oh so sophisticated when gathered in a group on display.

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A great display of black and white photographs

http://www.samanthapynn.com/interiors/single-gallery/4698213

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Hudson in the Snow

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Old Hudson in the Snow by Edward M. Fielding

Old Hudson in the Snow

by Edward M. Fielding

As shown in Vector frame from Society6.  Link here.

The Vector frame is made from solid wood with a contemporary, angular profile measuring 0.87″ wide x 0.87″ deep. A gesso coating gives the molding rich color and a smooth finish. Premium shatterproof acrylic protects the art print, while an acid free dust cover on the back provides a custom finish. Includes wall hanging hardware.

Paper size 10″ x 10″. Printed area 8″ x 8″. Framed fine art print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using an advanced digital dry ink method to ensure vibrant image quality.

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A 16×16 print is currently on display at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH.

An abandoned old Hudson sedan in the snow. Black and white fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding
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The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson and other brand automobiles in Detroit, Michigan, from 1909 to 1954. In 1954, Hudson merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation to form American Motors. The Hudson name was continued through the 1957 model year, after which it was dropped.

http://society6.com/product/old-hudson-in-the-snow_framed-print?curator=edwardmfielding

Good Photography vs. Bad Photography

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Off the top of my head I made this list of thoughts about what makes a good photograph vs a bad photograph after looking through a rather mundane portfolio of snapshots offered for sale on an online gallery.  Open for controversy, feedback and discussion!

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Good photography is clear and to the point. Painters add to the canvas, photographers subtract. In a good photograph you know the photographer took the time to eliminate distracting elements to provide a clear message. In a bad photograph you know immediately that the photographer stood in the most convenient spot or maybe never even bothered to get out of the car.

Good photography is purposeful. You know immediately why the photograph was taken.

Good photography isn’t boring. In a good photograph the photographer brings something new even to familiar subjects. Boring photographs are always taken with the same boring angle at the same boring height and aimed at the same boring subjects. “When finding the right angle for a shot…’Move your ass.’” – Jay Maisel

Good photography shows consistency. You know a good photographer when they consistently bring the goods. Each photograph in their portfolio is presented with care and attention to detail.

Good photography evokes an emotional response. Good photography grabs you deeply. Bad photography makes you wonder what attracted the photographers attention in the first place.

Good photography is selecting only the best to show. Bad photography is lulling you to sleep with every shot off the camera.

Good photography makes you want to be there, bad photography shows you places to avoid.  In other words the bad photographer takes a great dramatic place and makes it look boring.  A good photographer could take a boring place and make it look interesting.

Good photography shows the photographer got up early, stayed out late, has their camera with them always. Bad photography is the camera dusted off for vacation.

Good photography brings back a few great shots on every outing. Bad photography is the lucky shot.

Good photography is a unique vision. Bad photography is being satisfied with the same shot everyone else gets.

Good photography shows you something you never saw before or makes you stop and see something you’ve walked by a thousand times without even noticing. Bad photography shows you what you’ve seen a thousand times before. – Edward M. Fielding – http://www.edwardfielding.com

WHAT SAY YOU?