Looking at the pictures, I could tell where the sun would be hitting, and I was pretty sure that I would need some nice diffused lighting to make the exposures look right. The trees let the sky through, so an overcast day would probably not work as well with the bright white shining through the trees. I was going to need a blue sky day with clouds over the sun, or a dark gray day to make it work out. My first opportunity came the night of severe storms. The sky was great, but the wind was relentless and it was raining. The next day promised decent cloud cover, and a possibility for a shoot.
|The Soul Remains|
I went ahead and pulled out my camera and mounted the 24-70mm lens since I was going to have to get in close due to some obstacles in the yard. I started to size up compositions and wasn't all that impressed due to an out building to the rear of the car. It wasn't horrible, but it made the pictures look like a basic snapshot, and I wasn't looking for that type of photograph. I started to get in closer to the details and found that there were some wonderful lines in this car. That was what I zeroed in on for the pictures.
|Brake for Rust|
|Grill in the Woods|
I spent about an hour working the car, and in that hour, I got 37 frames shot. There are many compositions that I don't have represented here because they were just too mundane and boring. many included the outbuilding which I didn't think was too bad at the time, but looking at the pictures on the monitor, it was a very big distraction. It was the close up shots that really made this photo shoot. I was actually quite surprised to have ended up with six different pictures that I really liked from this car. Not too bad for an hour's work.