“Hey old timer, tell us about those ancient cars that you had to drive yourself.”

Chances are I’ll hear that someday. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

The days of the internal combustion engine (ICE) are numbered. I’m sure it’ll never leave for good, even though it should.

Just look no farther than my world of photography to see the analogy of film and digital.

I get a chuckle when I hear a stalwart or newbie pontificate on the wonders of film stocks and darkroom techniques. Whether or not they know of what they speak, the fact remains that the costs of the chemical process make little sense when compared to digital.

Undoubtedly, diehards will hang on to their ICE rides.

Not me.

I look forward to the day when I can say, “I don’t drive the car, the car drives me.”

That doesn’t mean I won’t still be on the lookout with my camera for people and places like this mechanic in an auto restoration shop.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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