Friday, August 16, 2013

Cowgirl in the Rain

Last Tuesday evening I was at the Prince William County Fair with a great group of folks from the Road Runner Photography Tours Meetup!   We were doing just fine and then mother nature decided that things should get more interesting.  So the heavens opened up and we decided to try and get under cover.  While hanging out someone noticed the great lighting that was on the cowboys and cowgirls.   Photography is all about capturing a moment in time.  Sometimes when we are lucky our work shows that exact moment.  

Monday, August 12, 2013

Working the Details

I love car shows but my issue has always been that they tend to be held during the middle of the day.  Not the best time of day for photography due to often harsh lighting conditions.  Recently I heard of a show in Great Falls, VA that is held early Saturday mornings.  That helps with nice light but distracting objects are another factor with car shows.  With lots of people walking around and backgrounds beyond my control, it’s really hard to get a nice shot of the car.  So that left me with one option, work the details.  I decided when I arrived that I would just use a Lensbaby with the Sweet 35 lens.  This lens lets me focus reasonably close and due to the out of focus edges keeps the viewer’s eye in the middle of the frame.    

In case you are wondering, this is the rear of a ‘63 Corvette with a split rear window.