September 22nd, 2017

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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September 22nd, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

PIGS (Three Different Ones)

It’s 2017 and the first day of fall. It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been forty years since Pink Floyd released Animals. This album is still a great listen. Especially this track. All 17 minutes of it. The original UK vinyl sounds incredible. This is true for all Pink Floyd LPs, including the holy grail for record collectors, the original mono version of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn released 50 years ago.

September 18th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, RF / Leica Blog by Randy Wells

LEICA Q

If the role of a camera is to help make photography easier, then this is without a doubt the best camera I have ever owned from Leica.

For me, it’s the ultimate photojournalist’s tool. Very light, quiet, fast, super sharp, extremely capable, and user friendly. I really can’t say enough good things about it.

R.I.P. Pete Turner

September 14th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

IT’S FALL AGAIN

Where to go? For the best U.S. fall foliage photography destinations, look no farther than these locations:

Glacier National Park, Montana
Upper Peninsula, Michigan
The Catskills, New York
The Berkshires, Massachusetts
Green Mountain Byway, Vermont & New Hampshire
Aspen & Telluride, Colorado
Zion National Park, Utah
Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, New Mexico
Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina & Tennessee
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

September 10th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

IRMA MEETS FLORIDA

My thoughts go out to my friends in the Southeastern U.S. during hurricane season. These Ibises are native to Sanibel Island, FL and will hopefully survive.

September 7th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

WALTER BECKER (1950-2017)

The elusive genius and co-founder of Steely Dan passed away five days ago. I’ve been listening to a lot of his music lately, and the hits he co-wrote with Donald Fagen are legendary: “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, “Kid Charlemagne”, “Katy Lied”, “Aja”, “Hey Nineteen”, and the autobiographical “Third World Man”. His uniquely sharp wit and musical linguistics will be dearly missed and never replicated.

(Photo: Courtesy walterbecker.com)

September 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

Here’s the story of one of my best shots that was never published. More

August 26th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

CMYK REVISITED

OK, so we know about Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. But can we include each color into one photograph without Photoshop?

Yes we can! This untouched image was made near one of my favorite towns, Pt. Reyes Station, CA. Don’t forget to calibrate your monitor.

August 21st, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

COLORS OF SUMMER – BLACK

The fourth and final part of our CMYK proof checker’s series… K is for black. Be safe during the solar eclipse today! More

August 18th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

COLORS OF SUMMER – YELLOW

Here’s Y of CMYK, a subtractive color model used in color printing.

August 16th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

COLORS OF SUMMER – MAGENTA

Part 2 of the CMYK four process color series.

August 14th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

COLORS OF SUMMER – CYAN

Here’s the first in a four part series on CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black), the colors used in printing presses.

Hope you have a great summer vacation!

August 11th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Racing / Auto Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

SAVE THE SALT IS WORKING

As Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats celebrates its 68th anniversary, three organizations representing racers and industry are in discussions with a potash mine operator on ways to increase the amount of brine being pumped back into the salt flats. This 10-year pilot program promises to end the depletion of the top layer at this historic racing site, which I reported on earlier.

Searching For Salt

August 8th, 2017

MEXICAN 1000 FILM AND ARTICLE PREMIERE

The Porsche Club of America just launched my six-minute video about a pair of Rothsport Porsche 964s racing in the 2017 Baja Mexican 1000 Rally.

After five days of blasting over 1,000 miles of rough terrain, the team beat all the odds by not only finishing but winning a trophy, a feat no Porsche has ever accomplished in Mexico. Until now. More

August 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

Summer’s here and it’s time for a blistering image that has an interesting back story.

Bonneville Salt Flats is ground zero for land speed records. It’s also a cooker in the summer. The white surface acts like a huge reflector that throws light everywhere. This portrait is one example.

I had set up a flash to camera right and was ready to set my exposure. I fired a test shot, but it was way overexposed at 1/13 of a second. More

July 27th, 2017

LONG MAY YOU RUN

Congrats to Michael Hammond and Don Ahearn for appearing in the current issue of Panorama Magazine with their 1967 911S. It’s one of the longest continually raced 911s in the world! What a blast it was to photograph and write about this iconic vintage race car.

PCA Panorama Magazine