Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

1966 Bronco Halfcab (General Lee?)

Monday, April 30th, 2012
1966 Bronco Halfcab (General Lee?) by cgancos
1966 Bronco Halfcab (General Lee?), a photo by cgancos on Flickr.

I’d drive that.

E Type

Sunday, May 29th, 2011
E Type by cgancos
E Type, a photo by cgancos on Flickr.

Here’s an old Jag E Type seen in the car show at the Scottish Games Festival at Furman University. Usually when I edit photos containing red cars my computer’s like “OMG I LOVE RED!!1 MAKE IT AS BRIGHT AS POSSIBLE!!!!11!” But this one didn’t turn out too bad. I suppose. More photos to come from this show.

Happy July Fourth

Monday, July 5th, 2010


Happy July Fourth

Originally uploaded by cgancos

After getting home from the big firework show downtown, I snagged a few shots of the neighbors’ show. I thought this one turned out pretty good.

It looks like a motorcycle

Friday, June 25th, 2010


Original tank and seat

Originally uploaded by cgancos

The 550 is coming along nicely. Here’s the latest shot with the original tank and seat. Whether they’ll stay is yet to be decided. I like the tank, but the seat is a bit too bulky for my taste.

Cafe Risque

Motorcycle Clear Points Covers

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010


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Originally uploaded by cgancos

I managed to snag a few of these through a member of the Single Over-Head Cam 4 Forum ( http://forums.sohc4.net ). He makes a bunch of different types for a handful of different bikes. The two clear covers shown are for a Honda CB550 and replace the stock, metal points cover. They’re made from a thick, clear plastic that both look good and feel strong. The center cover (pictured) is painted and is meant to attach to the alternator cover.

These covers fit a bunch of models of motorcycles and he also makes them for a few different manufacturers (Triumph, BSA). There should be a website up pretty soon with full model compatibility as well as pricing. For purchasing information you can email  zabueloz (at) hotmail (dot) com

Gallery of covers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgancos/sets/72157624211054147/

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1978 1977 1976 1975 1974  78 77 76 75 74 CB550 CB 550 CB550k CB550f

Motor and carbs in place

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010


Motor and carbs in place

Originally uploaded by cgancos

The ‘78 CB550 is coming along nicely, but, I suppose I won’t know how good my handiwork was until I try and start it. After a little bit of a struggle, the motor is now in the frame. The carburetors have been cleaned and rebuilt and have been attached to the motor, along with the air filter pods. The ignition coils have been put in place. The spark plugs and oil filter have been changed. The 4 into 1 header is almost on. The next step will be trying to figure out the rest of the electrical system. I have a mangled wire harness that appears to have been cut and spliced in multiple places. Since I won’t be using some of the electrical components that come on these bikes from the factory, I may end up making my own wire harness (assuming I can decipher the wiring diagram found in the manual). I’m also on the fence about swapping the traditional “points” ignition for an electronic one…. I suppose we’ll see what happens….

For more pictures of this bike click here.

Wedding Photos

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010


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Originally uploaded by cgancos

I did the photography for a special wedding. Photos can be seen here.

More HDR

Friday, May 21st, 2010


Geese and slide

Originally uploaded by cgancos

Chutes, ladders, and Geese

Here’s another picture from the weekend I spent at PBC. This is a picture taken from the “Ark” which can be found in the previous post. The family of geese just happened to be waddling by and I figured it’d be a good opportunity for a few pictures.

The Ark…. of PBC

Friday, May 21st, 2010


The Ark

Originally uploaded by cgancos


Myrtle Beach Panorama

Monday, May 3rd, 2010


Myrtle Beach Panorama

Originally uploaded by cgancos

This one turned out a lot better than I expected. The shot was taken from the balcony of our 4th floor hotel room. I used the trial version of Arcsoft’s Panorama Maker to stitch two images together. I feel like you get a little more bang for your buck with this particular image. Ocean, beach, pier, swimming pool, clouds and even the beginnings of a wedding. I think this could have greatly benefat (benefited ?) from a touch of HDR, but I have yet to perfect the art of merging panorama and HDR.

There are a few other good shots I snagged at the beach, some of which have already been uploaded to my Flickr page, while others will come later.