Photo #3: Automotive

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I didn’t get a picture yesterday. Dang it. So to make up for it, I decided to do two photos today.

I visited a classic car show room earlier today. I love cars. And some of these restored classics were truly works of art. Unfortunately, since I don’t yet have a nicely organized camera bag, I accidentally left my filters at home. I could have really used my polarizing filter. These cars were super-glossy, and many of them reflected a lot more than I wanted to see, especially the show room lights and floor. (I think maybe I’ll have to make a list of photos to try again, once I’ve learned from some mistakes.)

Car show rooms are tricky, there’s a lot to edit out. It’s hard to avoid background clutter in this settings. People can get in the way too, although, luckily the show room wasn’t very crowded today. This makes it hard to get a clean shot in such a setting.

When I photograph cars and airplanes, I’m often attracted to the small details. I like to capture these, sometimes at an angle to the body of the car. My favorite photo from the show room was one of these shots, showing the badging on a Bel Air. Here it is:

Photo #3: Bel Air

Photo #3: Bel Air

Tech Details:
Equipment: Sony NEX-5R, 18-55mm standard lens.
Image: 1/160 sec exposure, f/4, IS-1600.

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