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chrome and paint

the show last night at lowdown in uptown was fun. it was well attended, and drew so many classic cars, that the cops wanted to shut it down a few times for having an unauthorized car show.

i got my better half and went down there just when it was technically starting at five. only a few people inside, so actually could check out the artwork. the last couple of shows, it's been so jammed with people, i couldn't really appreciate the show. better half tried shooting a picture of me by my pieces, but i hate being in front of a camera, and just feel like a dork, and can't crack a smile. and he does a three shot burst with his little camera...and i'm supposed to hold still for all three shots. nope. i'm not sure if he got any worth keeping. whatever.

myself, i'm a big, shy, introvert, and just get very uncomfortable in a big crowd like that. instead, i can get behind the camera, and take advantage of the party goers' cars. we walked back to the house and got my cameras and headed back over. i can focus on the cars, and ignore the pack of people staring at me, and whatever i'm doing. not being a big old bitch, just coping.

anyway, i think this car belongs to the shop owners, so i'll start with that. best angle i could get, without standing out in the street, which wasn't closed...because it wasn't a car show, remember? thanks for letting me participate, and sorry for pestering you, to the point of just walking some pictures into the store to get an answer. the fun part of taking the pictures, is sharing them, so thanks for the opportunity.

girls55 / boys 0

1955 chevy wagon

so i bet the owner of this ‘55 wagon has been wondering when his car would show up. patience usually helps. if i remember correctly, i think he (the guy peeking out behind the car) said this one actually is his wife's car. this was from the signal hill show i stopped at early last month, where only three cars showed up. i think everyone was at ink and iron that weekend. this guy left just after i did, so he definitely didn't win the raffle.

wondering what the attendance will be at shows this independence day weekend. my other nephew is coming to visit, and really enjoyed the one show i took him to before. he used my other camera and took lots of pictures; even sold a couple, so he wants to have a go at it again. it's good to encourage a kid's interest, and what better than cars and photography?