The weather was better at the February ’17 Cars & Coffee than in January but only just; it was slightly warmer and partly cloudy with the sun popping in every now and then. We held an unannounced PhotoWalk, with lots of people bringing their DSLRs. There was another subgroup—not part of the PhotoWalk—with GoPros on selfie sticks doing commentary about themselves walking around looking at cars. (Is this a new trend?)
One of the few people with mirrorless cameras was Bill from Franktown, an Olympus shooter, who was able to shoot some frames on the Olympus E-M1 Mark II that I brought along. This feature is something that’s almost always a part of our Cars & Coffee PhotoWalks—if I bring along a new camera or lens, I’ll let you shoot some frames on your own memory card so you’ll have an example of what the camera/lens will do. PS. Bill liked the camera and it’s really impressive. All of today’s images were made with the E-M1 Mark II and the 14-42mm kit lens from my E-M5 Mark I. You can read a First Impressions post about the E-M1 Mark II on our sister blog, Mirrorless Photo Tips.
The parking lot was extremely crowded but not just with Cars & Coffee cars; there were a higher number than usual of spectators who parked their everyday drivers on the lot giving the impression of a bigger show than was actually going on. Nevertheless, all of the PhotoWalkers had a good time with comradarie and equipment —cars and cameras— talked about in equal measure.
I hope that you can join us in the March Hare Cars & Coffee next month on March 11. It will held at The Vehicle Vault, 18301 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy Parker, Colorado 80134 from 9am and 12 noon. If the lot is crowded, park on the big Lowes parking lot across the street like I do.