Guitars & Cadillacs

Being a musician, a visit to the historic Sun Studio was a must-see tour on a recent trip to Memphis, Tennessee. I selected black and white on my Nikon D300 to capture an authentic feel of the 1950s era inside and outside. Upon leaving the building, a 1955 Cadillac pulled up to drop something off. I had just a minute to get set, compose, and snap off a couple of shots. This classic car under an historic landmark reminded me of one of my favorite country songs, “Guitars, Cadillacs.”
—Gerald Swede
Wayne, NJ

Technical Info: Photo taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 16-85mm VR zoom lens. Exposure was f/16 at 1⁄250 sec at ISO 1250.
© Gerald Swede

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I must say that you've really got 1950's era on that shot. Great! Oh, before i forget, Cadillac has declared a brand new safety feature for a lot of its line that is targeted at cutting down on distracted driving. Consumers can choose seats that will vibrate, just like a cellular phone, when proximity sensors recognize nearby vehicles. With a short term loan, you can afford an extra option on your car.

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To my mind the high point of Memphis is Sun Studios. It is still possible to book recording time there which if I recall was about $75 an hour. Very tempting.

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