Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cruise-in

 Shooting a car show Sunday was a considerable change of pace for one who has spent years honing their photographic skills on wildlife.  Exposure and post processing presented challenges considerable different from what I am familiar with.  A huge flag was used as the backdrop for the outdoor studio; made even more appropriate with the event being held on the tenth anniversary of 9-11.

The flag was hung from a crane with the bottom corners held in place with weights.  One problem we encountered was when the gentle afternoon breeze blew the 500lb corner weights around as if they weighed nothing.  To eliminate the problem we attached a truck to the flag's center and tied off the weights to stationary objects.

Over fifty cars and bikes were entered into the event


Flags and Harley's go together like mom and apple pie; Photoshop's tools were just what I needed to make this biker's image complete. 


7 comments:

Dual Setters said...

I found your blog accidentally when checking my stats. I really enjoyed your posts and look at Penns Woods through your camera. Adding you to my blogroll.

Elaine said...

Car shows are definitely a challenge and much different than wildlife photography. It's always fun to see the old beauties though. I really like your flag and Harley photo. Very nice work!

Montanagirl said...

Nice work!

Corker2 said...

Photographing a car show is one thing that I enjoy doing when there is one around my area. Having that huge American Flag for a back drop was a great idea. Placing a old car or bike in front of the flag, makes a great Photo. Nice work with Photoshop, flag, and Harley.

Kerri said...

These are Fantastic!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very cool.

Those corvettes rock!

Kekiinani said...

Amazing! :)