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February 17th, 2018

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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February 14th, 2018

Posted in Travel Blog, Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

HAPPY VALENTINE DAY TRAVELS!

Somehow, I never got around to this. But in 2018, I’ll be spending some time visiting hotels with vinyl and turntables. There are some pretty cool suites where a guest can play LPs in their room. First stop is the Kimpton Goodland in Santa Barbara. I’ll be staying at more of these hip establishments over the next few months and will keep you posted on what I find.

(Photographer: Unknown)

January 3rd, 2018

MPG AWARD FINALIST… AGAIN

Well, I suppose I can toot my horn a bit, although the Motor Press Guild winners won’t be announced until next month. I was very fortunate to have a great project fall in my lap last year. Jeff Gamroth called and asked if I would like to document his Rothsport Racing Team effort at the 2017 Baja Mexican 1000 Rally. I said yes of course. More

January 1st, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

BEST WISHES FOR 2018

I have several trips planned up and down the west coast of the U.S. throughout 2018 – in case you need to piggyback an assignment!

November 7th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

PALOUSE MAGIC

A big thank you to everyone at PCA’s Panorama Magazine for their amazing support. This Back Story photo and text was assigned by Richard Baron and made possible with the generosity of Ron Roland (1952 Porsche America Roadster owner) and Sarah Scott (older barn and younger owner). You folks make my job so much easier!

October 1st, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

Here’s a story that seems appropriate today. Twenty years ago I hired a pilot to fly me over the Everglades at sunrise to photograph the damage from Hurricane Andrew. More

September 26th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

GOOD PEOPLE

“As you get older, you really just want to be surrounded by good people. People who are good for you, good to you, and good for your soul.” -as seen on Facebook

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 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

Here’s the story behind one of my best photographs 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 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 18th, 2017

EMORY CAMPOUT FILM

The camp out this past weekend at Gary and Rod Emory’s farm in Oregon was sensational. Rennfilms and I both showed movies. Mine is a short video that is being prepared to debut with a feature article in the August issue of Porsche Panorama Magazine: 1000 Ways To Fail. Stay tuned for more. More

July 16th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

PORSCHE PARADE – SPOKANE

Busy, busy, busy… Juggling six or more assignments at a time is always a challenge. Fortunately the 2017 Porsche Parade last week in Spokane was delightful. Lots of great cars and people, with plenty of things to do and places to go. Look for my photos in a future issue of PCA’s Panorama Magazine.