EYES WIDE SHUT from A corner of Utopia, United Kingdom

Polished chrome, lovingly buffed hood emblem, a sea of lustrous paintwork which reflects the pride of a dutiful owner, and memories of days when workmanship took pride of place.

The splash of colour works really nicely

28 Dec 2008 5:25am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very cool shot. I love the old hood ornaments.

28 Dec 2008 5:54am

Marcah from Quincy, United States

Excellent execution. Pure class.

28 Dec 2008 6:28am

zanfifotos from La Garde, France

ready to fly away

28 Dec 2008 8:26am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

beautiful

28 Dec 2008 8:50am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great serie of details of old and sumptuous cars.

28 Dec 2008 11:17am

beanow from Poland

Splendid details!

28 Dec 2008 11:57am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wow a durant thats a classic, didnt they only make these for a few years stopping in mid 30s?

28 Dec 2008 2:54pm

XaviH from Badalona (north Barcelona), Spain

Nice B/N Steve.

28 Dec 2008 4:29pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

So exquisite! Beautiful lighting and framing!!!

28 Dec 2008 4:42pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Nice composition with fine shining in modest colours.

28 Dec 2008 4:45pm

Daniel crystal from Kenmare, United States

i want to fly away!

28 Dec 2008 5:05pm

peter from new york, United States

wow what an awesome hood ornament! classic shot!

28 Dec 2008 7:05pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

This tempting little series has me trying to figure what year the Durant is . . pre-1930?

28 Dec 2008 8:18pm

@Ronnie 2¢: According to a little WEB research, the Durant Motors Corporation was in business from 1921 to 1932 (or 1934, depending on source) when it was declared bankrupt.

Don Wiley from spokane, United States

This is a fabulous hood ornament. Those were the days...heavy chrome and style in creating car decorations! Very nice shot.

28 Dec 2008 10:26pm

timothy from Tokyo, Japan

wow--fantastic shot. looks great polished in b&w

29 Dec 2008 1:29am

james from portland, United States

Very pleasing image.

29 Dec 2008 2:28am

Rags from Plano, United States

Nice ride!

29 Dec 2008 2:36am

rain girl from Delhi, India

gorgeous..what car is this?

29 Dec 2008 4:30am

@rain girl: It's a Durant.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous shot Steve! The exposure is dead on!

29 Dec 2008 6:17am