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Hang around camera folks long enough and you soon realize they can turn the roughest sow's ear into the loveliest silk purse with little more than a shift from here to there. Light is an amazing thing when it's forced through a glass-filled tube, and with a little creativity, photographers can completely change the look and feel of a given scene.
Not to imply that this particular vehicle was ugly to begin with. It isn't. If you're into the funky-efficient-box-on-wheels thing, Kia's Soul is your ride. No, it won't jump you to the front of the valet line. But caring what others think about your wheels is so 1990s, anyway. Despite its lack of Ferrari-esque curves or an exhaust sound that would start a party in a cemetery, it telegraphs its purpose quite nicely, and it never fails to make me smile when I see one on the street.
Come across a particularly well polished one after a rain, however, and it takes on a certain je ne sais quoi. I just love what water and flat light will do to a metallic surface, don't you?