For a long time this has been one of my out most favorite cars. It’s just a beast and that I would love to ride in one day. Now I wish I could say that I had the opportunity to photograph a real Shelby Cobra but I didn’t. Nope this is just a toy that I have had for a long time as a reminder of what hard work might someday get you. And I mean a lot of hard work! But I was feeling goofy one day and took some pics of it. What better way to end a good week on then big dreams for the future.
I don’t know why but for seem reason I felt compelled to write a post about classic cars today. Now I know of a junkyard not too far away from town that I have gone too for some time now but unfortunately they shut their doors to people coming and photographing their collection. It’s kind of sad considering how many college students would use that area for their projects. I of course just used it for blog posts. Most of these shots came from a private collection in Santa Rosa which I was fortunate to visit many years ago. Cars are a lot like planes. They each have a unique history and you have to bring emotion an emotional response to each of them.
One of my favorite lenses for doing detail work like this is the 24-70 f/2.8. It’s light, small and has a great range to work with. Another great lens for this kind of work which I have only played with a little bit is the 50mm f/1.4
Photoshop World has already come and gone but not the images or the stories. I finally had time to get my Precon blog up and to be honest this one was a challenge. Everyone on board for this Precon Safari was completely surprised when they found out that the subject for that day was the Exotics Racing track, which is a really cool speedway that lets anyone come out and drive some of the most expensive cars on the planet! For the right price of course.
After all the time spent panning with planes going 500mph, panning with these cars going 100mph was easy. The Porsche and the Lamborghini were a lot of fun. This yellow Lamborghini was being driven by their professional driver who was taking people around the track. He was having fun going fast! He actually made for one of the best subjects because his skills on the track were so smooth. Although not my usual cup of tea, photographing these cars definitely made me realize how many other challenges are out there still.
In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 70-200VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film