Shooting Reflections at a Car Show

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

One of the things that Mary likes to photograph when we attend car shows are reflections in cars that have lots of chrome.

So I though it would be fun to photograph her reflected in the injector hood of this hot rod at the annual Classic Rock Cruise‐In Car Show in Castle Rock, Colorado.

The 11th Annual Classic Rock Cruise‐In Car Show was held Saturday, June 15, 2019, the Saturday before Fathers Day. The show is organized and produced by a partnership of the Vintage Car Club and the Castle Rock Downtown Merchants Association and transforms historic downtown Castle Rock into a showplace for all kinds of cool cars, hot rods and trucks. The main streets are closed for the day so that more that 300 entries can be displayed and admired by thousands of spectators.

How I made this shot: This photograph is an underhood shot of a hot rod that was made using a Panasonic Lumix GF3 with an Olympus 17mm f/2.8 lens. The Program mode exposure was 1/1000 sec at f/2.8 and ISO 200. And to answer your question: Yes, she posed for the shot.

We missed the 2109 show but hope to see you there next year.


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