late. gotta get to bed but wanted to get something posted from the azalea festival car show.
used to be packed at this show, with cars parked in the lot in the dark waiting for the gates to open.
this year and last year, not so much. just me, a cop car and the groundsmen sitting out there before sunrise. then some little kid baseball/softball people started arriving. briefly thought about taking pictures of them practicing, for old times sake, but my kid is all grown up and i didn’t want to be the creepy stranger with a camera.
at least i got my car parked in the lot and not down the street.
a few show cars arrived a little after seven. a few impalas and some year suburban.
then this veteranos’ car shows up and alls well. getting to know the owners more, since i’ve chatted with them at several shows now. not the first time i’ve posted the car here, and not the last.
since it was a bit away from the other cars, i had a little room to play. they just recently had some pinstriping added too.
had to use my better half’s cameras. he loaned me three different wide-angle lenses to use, since mine wasn’t meant for a full frame camera.
his were all prime lenses, so i needed room to move, since there was no zoom at all with them. i took a few shots with the one he said was best, then tried the one he said was similar to mine. never did try the third lens. didn’t want to get dust on the sensor anyway.
whole point of getting there early is to catch that low light, but since it was already over an hour into sunrise, best i could do was work with where the sun was at the time. got a lot of pictures with sun flares testing these lenses. sharp, but flares are octogons instead of circles.
this one came out ok. i have others from when it was parked on the grass later, but this was pretty satisfying.