4th of July Local Car Show

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by SpaceManSpiff, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    For the fourth of July, I grabbed my A7ii and a couple of lenses (CV 35 f/1.7, Canon FL 55 f/1.2, OM 90 f/2 and OM 24 f/2.8) and headed to my neighborhood car show.

    It was a challenge: mid-day lighting, blazing heat, loads of people, and the cars were really packed in tightly too. While I can appreciate that people enjoy looked at the hardware in the engine compartments -- having the hoods open often ruins the lines of the cars IMHO.

    Corvettes were well-represented (OM 90).
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    Family of Falcons
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    Some cars were almost impossible to photograph without a bunch of people in the way. This car received a lot of attention. I had seen it previously in passing and had incorrectly assumed it was a Lamborghini.

    McLaren 650S (CV 35 1.7)
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    Equally popular was this muscular Shelby Cobra in Gulf livery (FL 55 1.2)
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    Looking very much the business, the yellow headlights were a nice touch.
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    Sometimes, I had to go in tight for a detail shot.
    Knock-off wire wheel on a Triumph TR4
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    Or the front end of a lovely Datsun 240Z (CV 35)
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    Charging Ram on a 1940's Dodge (OM 90?)
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    Chrome and curves (OM 24 2.8)
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    The stately lines and the chrome on black treatment of this 1950 Mercury Coupe made it my favorite of the day (CV 35 1.7)
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Well done, nice little show
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Wow, some impressive looking rides there and great photos!!!
    Especially that Cobra and the 240Z does it for me :thumbsup:
     
  4. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Nice! Did you use an ND filter for these?
     
  5. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Superb shots! And the cars are fantastic. Love the Gulf livery on that Cobra!
     
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  6. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 17, 2015
    I need to get out to a show soon with my camera.
    Good job, as the people are a pain to shoot around most times.
     
  7. christilou

    christilou TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 26, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    Christina
    Some lovely cars on display. I find that the super shiny cars make for some pretty bokeh with the right lens :)