WPC: Inspiration

“…What is your inspiration? What moves you? What is it that never fails to motivate you, to get you going, or make you happy?” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Photography is my passion and curves are my inspiration. I found this silver Chevy SSR parked at a curb in Mill Valley, CA during a walk yesterday. I had no immediate plans to take photos, but the interplay of light and shadow on the bodywork was too much to resist.

Curves © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

I used the Hipsamatic app to shoot this photo and combined the Lucas AB2 lens with W40 film and the Jolly Rainbo 2X flash.


  14 comments for “WPC: Inspiration

  1. August 3, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Beautifully shot, Allan. Love the effects that you chose in post-process. Very creative image.


    • August 3, 2015 at 6:38 PM

      Thanks, Jane, but there was no post-processing on that image. What you see is what came out of the combination of lens, film & flash in the app.

      Sent from my iPhone



      • August 3, 2015 at 8:23 PM

        Hi Allan- I misread that- I thought you used some hipstagram filters. Thanks for letting me know. Love the image regardless! 🙂


      • August 3, 2015 at 8:38 PM

        No problem, Jane. One thing I like about Hipstamatic is the challenge to get a combination that requires no further processing. I haven’t used their filters very much.

        Sent from my iPad


        Liked by 1 person

      • August 3, 2015 at 8:55 PM

        Haven’t used it in a while- love the different lenses and choices. Very fun.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. July 31, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Simply gorgeous 😉 That is a lovely capture with the light playing off of the curves.


  3. July 31, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Another classy abstract, Allan.



  4. John
    July 31, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Always liked the SSR. Don’t know why the critics bash it so much. The shot is great. Sort of Art Deco y


    • July 31, 2015 at 4:07 PM

      The critical backlash puzzled me, too. I really like the truck and waited to buy one until I couldn’t wait anymore. We bought a Honda Element and love it. Ω


  5. July 31, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    I think I understand…!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sue
    July 31, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Interesting inspiration!


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