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

July 24th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

PROFESSIONALISM

I’m not sure why it’s so hard to achieve for so many. Calling yourself a “professional” today is becoming less and less meaningful. There seem to be only a handful of people in my line of work who truly qualify. Jeff Zwart and a few others have earned the respect this title deserves through lots of effort, pride in their work, and making the right decisions along the way. 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.

July 12th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

WHY DID AIMEE’S RECORD NOT SUCCEED?

Whatever was the first solo record from Aimme Mann. It was released in 1993 to little fanfare, although it is arguably one of that year’s best albums. More

July 7th, 2017

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

BARN FIND PORSCHE 944

Check out this latest feature published in Road Scholars Magazine. It tells the story of a 1983 Porsche 944 in the color of Sapphire Metallic. This gem was stored for 34 years, has only 3,700 miles recorded, and is completely original. It can be seen at the Porsche Parade Concours in Spokane on Monday!

Road Scholars Magazine article

July 4th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Thanks to all of you for your support this year. I couldn’t do it without you. Especially my wife, Andrea!

(Photo of Randy by Andrea Wells)

July 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

For July, here’s a shot that was set up to look like an autocross, also known as slalom racing. It was created to run as the double page opener for a feature I had written and photographed on the sport for Excellence Magazine. More

June 24th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

SMART DISCO

OK, maybe that’s an oxymoron. But exactly 37 years ago Jackson Browne released his answer to what was then music’s latest rage. It didn’t hurt that it included the best ever song about Lowell George of Little Feat. More

June 22nd, 2017

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

My father died of it. And now I’ve written about it. Not sure I really ever understood its signifigance until today.

See my earlier post, then learn more about upcoming events at Drive Toward a Cure. And be sure to read my article in the June issue of Road Scholars Magazine

June 19th, 2017

PORSCHE WINS LE MANS AGAIN

With six hours to go they were 19 laps down. But that didn’t stop the Porsche 919 Hybrid team from clawing its way back to an overall win, its third consecutive Le Mans title.

Congrats to New Zealanders Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley, and fellow factory driver from Germany Timo Bernhard for a heroic victory!

(Photo: Courtesy Porsche Presse)

June 15th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

THROWBACK THURSDAY

The Nikon F is a true icon. Introduced in 1959, it was the first successful 35mm single lens reflex camera. The last F made (followed by the F2) was called the Apollo. This one’s from 1973 and is pictured with the classic 55mm f1.2 AI Nikkor lens that was used by NASA astronauts in space.

Enough about gear. It’s just a tool. So this will be my last Throwback Thursday for awhile. I need to get back to discovering myself by taking more photographs!