January 23rd, 2020

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January 23rd, 2020

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(Cartoon: andrewgenn)

January 19th, 2020

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

LEICA M CAMERA WITH 47 MP COMING

The Leica M10-P digital rangefinder was a big step up from the M 240 model, but it is still a 24 MP camera. A rumored M10-R is expected to be released in 2020 with a 47 MP file size full-frame sensor. This could be the ultimate fine-art compact camera. Plus, with the extra large file, there will be no need to bring along a long telephoto M lens. Just take a 50mm and/or 90mm and crop as needed!

January 15th, 2020

Posted in Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

ANDY IRONS

I’ve just seen what has to be one of the best documentaries ever made, especially when it comes to extreme sports and lifestyle. It’s the 2018 film Andy Irons: Kissed by God. More

January 10th, 2020

THANKS 000!

It’s great to have my images included again in 000 Magazine. Issue 012 features my coverage of Cameron Healey at the wheel of his 1951 Le Mans class-winning 356 SL #46 on Mullholand Drive. These photos accompany Jeff Zwart’s cover and beauty shots, along with Chris Greenwood’s build photos, to help tell an amazing story. Special thanks go to Pete Stout, Rod Emory, Cameron and the whole crew for making it happen!

January 7th, 2020

CRIS HUERGAS

Intention is everything. When fully met, it involves your whole purpose and being. It requires passion, reasonable thinking, and a commitment to follow through.

When times get tough, I try to remember that no matter what happens, intention will see you through every time. Be confident, look outside the box, leave the herd behind, move forward, and ride. Godspeed.

R.I.P. Cris Huergas, R Gruppe Co-Founder

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January 3rd, 2020

FAREWELL VW BEETLE

January 1st, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR & 10th ANNIVERSARY!

Today, this blog celebrates its tenth year on the endless wire – pre-Instagram. Thanks to all for visiting this site and letting me share my life with you.

With an average of one new blog post every 5 days and an Instagram site now flourishing (@cars.randywells), it’s been an extremely satisfying last couple of years. It certainly helps me to keep writing!

Now, I just gotta keep up those New Year’s resolutions… Personally, I can’t wait for the 2020s.

(Photo: Motor Press Guild Best Film Award – March, 2019)
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December 25th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

PERSONAL WORK – 2019

Followers of my blog know that at the end of each year I post a series of three personal images from a non-assignment single location.

In 2019, I took on more commercial photography along with some larger automotive editorial projects. That meant my personal work was even more important to provide some balance.

So, I made a solo sojourn to Nevada last winter. That road trip resulted in a series of aerial abstracts. Here are three of them.

I hope your holidays are blessed!

December 18th, 2019

AT THE CROSSROADS

Thanks to PCA Panorama Magazine for publishing my feature in their December issue. It tells the story of a one-year-old 1971 Porsche 911S that was left for dead in a ditch by the side of Canada’s Alcan highway where it intersects the Yukon River.

With the use of my drone in Washington state, I was able to portray the feeling the second owners have for this car and its journey. The opening spread shows the restored car crossing a bridge over a river, with the article’s title, “At the Crossroads”.

PCA Panorama Magazine

December 11th, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

(Photo: Evgenia Arbugaeva)

Behind the photo shoot

December 1st, 2019

PRINTS ON SALE NOW!

For a limited time, you can use a discount coupon to buy any image of mine as a print for 20% off. Through December 31, just type the promo code HOLIDAY 2019 into the coupon box before you check out.

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November 26th, 2019

MEET OTIS: REMAINS A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOT

Sometimes you get lucky.

An article gets magically downloaded to your left brain and everybody loves it. A photograph appears that is mesmerizing, and you capture it with one of your cameras. Then you see it with your right brain in the edit.

Humbleness is necessary when this happens. It’s a gift. Pure and simple. All you can do is give thanks and hope that it’s not the only one.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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November 20th, 2019

LEICA SL2

This camera I find very interesting. I’ve been shooting with a Leica since 1979, but switched my SLRs to Canon in the ’90s when Leica discontinued their R line. I have continued to use the Leica M and Q models for my personal work. More

November 13th, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY EMORY!

I am very fortunate to have known Gary Emory of Parts Obsolete for over 20 years. We have always seen eye to eye and appreciated each other for who we are. He’s an icon in the Porsche world and one of the ultimate stand up guys.

(Photo by Andrea Wells at Luft 2019)

November 8th, 2019

Posted in Uncategorized by Randy Wells

LOSS

A dear family friend passed away unexpectedly yesterday. My deepest condolences to his wife and daughter. More