New and Old Challenges
I only recently posted some of my work with cars from a local weekly car show here in Fredericton. Each year in July however, Moncton hosts the Atlantic National Car Show, which draws a very large number of entrants, vendors and tuning companies to the Hub City of NB.
Over the course of the weekend the cars are put on display in various locations including Main Street and Centennial Park. I was able to make it to Moncton for Saturday only, but the weather was good and the cars were out in the park. I managed to spot some exotic imports, old classics and some new hot rods, all part of a great day!
Something that I learned at the show is the background generally falls short of anything exciting. There's the odd exception (see the Ford Model A below), but for the most part, I really wanted to put all the focus on the vehicle I was photographing and not those behind it. I even have a couple shots with the washrooms in the background, mostly in focus. Talk about an attention grabber!
|See the washrooms and other clutter in the background? It's unfortunate, but that's what you find almost everywhere at these types of shows.|
I spent more time focusing on the details of each of the vehicles, rather than trying to get full shots. The images I came out with served more as teaser images than anything: close ups of the badges, mechanical parts, dials, interiors, or hood ornaments. Mind you, had I taken snapshots of the fronts or whole vehicle they would have been just that: snapshots.
Below are some selections of the day, and if you're interested in seeing more, I built a set on 500px for your viewing pleasure.
Cheers, more tk...