For Our Canadian Readers: 2017 Motorsports Photography Workshops

Join this blog’s Senior International Travel Correspondent John Larsen trackside and experience first-hand the challenges and techniques required to take quality motorsports images at three very different motorsports venues! Each workshop will include both instruction and live photo sessions of the action. There will be opportunities to post your images on various...

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Proper Exposure? Practice, Practice, Practice

There’s an old joke that goes: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The answer is always the same, practice, practice, practice. Pianists have to practice their scales every day and photographers should practice capturing the correct exposure. Under tricky lighting conditions, sometimes the best solution is to shoot a series of images varying your...

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Classic Rock Cruise-In 2017, Castle Rock Colorado

One of my favorite Colorado car shows is the annual Classic Rock Cruise-In in Castle Rock that’s held on the streets of this charming town. This year the show is on June 17 and runs from 10AM to 3:ooPM. Location is on Wilcox Square area and surrounding streets but it’s hard to miss since it takes over the entirre downtown area. Castle Rock was founded in 1874...

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When Mary’s MX-5 Was Miata of the Month

(Most of this text was originally published by Miata.Net in 2004.) Mary’s loved Mazda Miatas for a long time; she thinks that they are just so darn cute. Long before she fell in love with Mercedez-Benz SLK’s, she had test driven several Miatas, liked them but could never afford one. Thirteen years ago, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer* she decided...

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First Saturday’s Car Show in Colorado Springs

The First & Main First Saturday’s Car Show is an annual series in it’s 8th year of operation that runs every first Saturday from May to October from 8-10am. The car show centers around bringing people of Colorado Springs—and anywhere else in Colorado—together in a historic, fun-filled, family friendly environment. The event is hosted in the plaza adjacent to Panera...

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Going Where No Car Has Gone… Before

When I was a kid I was sure that by the end of the century we would all be driving cars that would not only look like rocket ships, but could fly. In the early ‘80s, Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner (set in 2020) showed flying police cars but by that point in my life I wasn’t so sure that we would see this happen in my lifetime. Today’s post asks the question: What’s...

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