2016 – Kodak Ektar Film and Extinct Car Day at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum (Oct 30)

The last blog was about covering Extinct Car Day at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in black and white. This time, Kodak Ektar 100 was used to shoot the event in color so you can see the beautiful paintwork on these cars that have passed. Hope you like the photos.

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 43)(Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 40mm f/2.8)

Kodak Ektar originated in 1989 and was marketed as a semi-professional color-negative film, but was discontinued in 1994. However, in 2008, Kodak re-introduced Ektar 100 as a professional film. The manufacturer claims the new film is the “world’s finest grain color negative film, with ultra-vivid colors, exceptional sharpness, and extraordinary enlargement capability”. The film is ideal for scanning and is recommended for nature, travel, outdoor, fashion, and product photography. So I put a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 into a Canon F-1 for capturing the colors of some of the automobiles on display at the Extinct Car Day.

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 26)The morning light gave the bricks on the Carriage House a nice yellow hue (Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/60, f/11, PL filter).

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 28)Walked down to the far end of the lawn to start my walk amongst the cars on display. A 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass in Saturn Gold, one of four new colors introduced during this model year. The Cutlass was made by Oldsmobile between 1961 and 1988, and for a short time in the late 1990s. The 1971 Cutlass was part of the third generation of this model and was similar to the previous year’s car except with a new hood, grille, lights, and bumpers (Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/125, f/8).

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 29)A 1954 Packard convertible with its characteristic pelican hood ornament. Historically, hood ornaments originated from design elements used to decorate the radiator cap of the car. Another interesting element of the Packard was the Red Hexagon on the wheel hub. The Red Hexagon is thought to have originated from when owners sent their car to the factory to be fixed, it was returned with the hexagon hub caps painted red to indicate everything was checked okay (Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/60, f/11).

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 30)(Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/60, f/5.6)

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 31)(Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/125, f/4, PL filter)

A 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass. This years model was part of the second generation; with is length slightly increased, changed front grille, and larger capacity engine compared to the previous model.

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 33)(Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/80, f/8, PL filter)

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 32)(Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/1000, f/4, PL filter)

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 34)(Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/80, f/8, PL filter)

The Checker Marathon Taxi with its bright yellow paint work really brought me back in time. This taxi was produced by Checker Motors Corporation between 1961 and 1982 and became an American icon. Was really cool to see the old fare meters with the swing-down arm to start and stop the fare.

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 35)(Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/60, f/11, PL filter)

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 35)(Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/1000, f/2.8, PL filter)

Looking back towards the middle of the lawn saw a metallic blue 1963 Oldsmobile Starfire Holiday coupe. This model of car was made by Oldsmobile as three generations between 1954 to 1980. The 1963 model was part of the first generation of this car.

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 36)A 1971 Marcos GT coupe. The Marcos GT was made by the British car company Marcos Engineering Ltd. and the majority of these sports cars were sold as kits. The GT series of cars were designed to be used in competition (Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/60, f/8, PL filter).

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 37)Headed back towards the museum end of the lawn. Here’s a view from the top of the small hill overlooking the lawn (Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 17mm f/4, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/125, f/11).

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 38)Interior shot of a 1963 Pontiac GP. This model was from the second year of the first generation. General Motors would go onto make seven generations of this model from 1962 to 2008 (Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 17mm f/4, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/250, f/4).2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 39)“Going for a cruise” with a second-generation 1965 Chevrolet Corvair (Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 17mm f/4, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/250, f/8).

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 40)A 1939 LaSalle. This line of cars was made by General Motors Cadillac between 1927 and 1940. LaSalle’s were marketed as luxury cars, but were less expensive than Cadillac’s, thereby giving General Motors two levels of luxury cars (Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 200mm f/4, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/500, f/5.6).

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 41) (Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 200mm f/4, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/1000, f/4)

2016 F-1 (Extinct Car Day 42)(Canon NEW F-1, Canon FD 200mm f/4, Kodak Ektar 100, 1/1000, f/4)

For the last shots of the day took detail photos of ornaments on the hood of a 1934 Hudson (top) and a 1954 Packard (bottom).

Really liked the saturated colors of Kodak Ektar 100. Will be finding other colorful subjects to shoot with this film in the future. Thanks for reading the blog. The next blog will be back to black and white film with Kodak T-MAX 100.

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