The Batmobile

New video soon from SmugMug

This last two days has been crazy… I stopped up at the SmugMug offices (aave you seen my SmugMug Review?) yesterday for one of their amazing lunches. They have this chef there in the building… makes all natural organic stuff and it’s pretty dang amazing… kind of over-the-top amazing. Anyway, they got me on video talking about a special piece of art they put up there in the office… and it might turn out interesting.

The Photoshop team at Adobe also got me on video (besides the speech), and I think they are putting that on their FB page soon — will link when it is done.

Daily Photo – The Batmobile

On one of my little Texas road trips, I saw this thing on the side of the road and it was worth a turn-around! It kind of makes me want to have an awesome and impractical car like this. Everything else I do in my life is so dang practical…I think I need an impractical car!

High Dynamic Range Photography

  • Simon Morris

    WOW, hot stuff… looks like Batman and Robin have left their caravan behind though! πŸ˜‰

  • Wow, I loved the original batmobile photo you put up and included in the composition(?) ebook and thi is also very cool – Burt Ward and Adam West would be proud. It looks as if some redneck has activated the bat-ejector seat though hehe.

    I have a question though – i processed a photo recently which involved a black-painted crane set against a lighter sky backdrop. Photomatix created some pretty horrible halo-type effects around the some of the metal-lattice work of the crane. It wasn’t like normal haloing though as it only existed on some segments of the metal lattice. I also had this on an image where cables were set against the sky like in this photo. I know this is caused by the Photomatix algorithms seperating the contrasting areas but even shifting my strength and luminosity setting didn’t fix it properly. Did you have any issues with this one and if so how did you go around sorting it?

  • Joel Ellingson

    What do you mean impractical? After all, it does have a trailer hitch.

  • Impractical cars are great! I’ve always wanted a Hummer and one of those Aerial Atoms that Top Gear reviewed a few years ago (google the video, you’ll want one too!). That big wheel looking thing to the right of the frame looks interesting also. Great shot!
    Here is my recent set on the Hayes Engineering Workshop here in Central Otago. Pretty awesome place for HDR!

  • Great pic, worth a turn-around online as well -;0) Nice stuff for the Adobe Talks.

    Give it a spin, impractical and/or unique ride, a personal art work that makes folks smile and snap pics travelling down the highway is a lot of fun.



  • Gail in Montana

    Neat photo, Trey, of an impractical car. My son had an old car that he painted the batman emblem on the side door years ago. Yeah, everyone needs an impractical car at least once in their life. πŸ˜‰ I think you shared a photo of this car before from a different angle. Nice to see the old bugger again. I remember one email forward of this guy that had oodles of cars in his barn. I may be mistaken, but I think that was in Texas, also. You could spend days taking photos in there, lol. Have a great weekend where ever in this world you may be. Take care and thanks again for sharing your stupendous work!! πŸ™‚

  • Great Image πŸ™‚

  • Susan

    Cool shot Trey – yes, you should try ‘impratical’ – it would be fun!

  • Was Adam West in the area? Looks like it came from the old Batman TV show. Great shot!!!

  • Donnette

    Yes, go for it. Something fun to do with your family. We used to have a 1941 Buick convertible totally renovated. We got dressed up in 1940’s clothes and had a blast. My kids are adults now, but these are great memories.

  • Richard van Wayenburg

    OMG Trey!!! That car is epic!! I now have a new goal in life, to own a batmobile!
    Thanks for posting this πŸ™‚ do you have any more shots of it from other angles?

  • Patrick Ahles

    Great shot! I like this one better than the other one.

  • Trey, that belongs to Clyde McCarty, out in Bastrop. He’s retiring, and selling all his cars, so here’s your chance to snap up an impractical car!

  • It’s interesting, but that’s not the George Barris car used in the 60’s show. Still, I’d like to take it out for a spin one day.

  • Hmm, that last comment of mine reads a bit snarkier than I meant it. Apologies if anyone else read it that way. Wasn’t my intent.

  • Trey, I drive by that car several times a month on my way to jobsites. Several times I’ve thought of stopping and taking some photos. Unfortunately, you beat me to it, It looks great. Good job!

  • Thanks!

    Andy – yes it was a little problematic — but worked out most of the issues (not all!)

    William – no prob mate… it’s hard to ruffle my feathers!

    And thanks for the info on the owner…maybe I should contact him… I wonder if it is street legal!

  • Dan

    Danananananananananana naaaa naaaa ( Works if you sing it in the theme lol )

    Nice shot Trey πŸ™‚ That’d be so fun if it was road legal. Looks like it. πŸ™‚

  • Don

    Building and equipment behind the car looks interesting. Makes me want to find this and see more of what else is there.

  • I should really stop one day and take a photo of this car as well. I have seen it so many times on my way to Houston from Austin.
    Always catches my eye but always in a hurry πŸ™

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