4th of July Local Car Show

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

  1. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    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).

    Family of Falcons

    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)

    Equally popular was this muscular Shelby Cobra in Gulf livery (FL 55 1.2)

    Looking very much the business, the yellow headlights were a nice touch.

    Sometimes, I had to go in tight for a detail shot.
    Knock-off wire wheel on a Triumph TR4

    Or the front end of a lovely Datsun 240Z (CV 35)

    Charging Ram on a 1940's Dodge (OM 90?)

    Chrome and curves (OM 24 2.8)

    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 Subscribing Member

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

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

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

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    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 Top Veteran

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