On Saturday, we went to the National Street Rod Association show in Pueblo. Like last year, I had a grand time taking photos of the cars. Also like last year, 99.9% of my photos were of car bits rather than shots of whole cars. I’m a sucker for macro & classic cars with unique details are prime macro fodder.
One of my favorite finds was this detail on what I believe was a Ford Galaxy. The star emblems were very cool, especially popped against that vivid yellow.
As we walked around, I kept gravitating toward headlights. I took heaps of headlight pictures. Here are two of my favorites. Along with headlights, I have a soft spot for cars that are a bit beat up. I love the patinas & texture of the worn paint.
And, of course, the emblems are always great to take snaps of. They’re a subject where shallow depth of field can really be fun. I like having the bright pops of color behind the emblem to contrast against the chrome.
On the whole, I took 400+ photos on Saturday, and I have too many favorites to count. It was a very productive trip!
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Cee’s latest & greatest Fun Foto Challenge is “Numbers and Letters.” As it happens, this challenge came at a perfect time. This past weekend was the National Street Rod Association show in Pueblo, and those classic cars provided some great material.
One of my favorite shots of the whole show is this one, a proud V8 hood emblem. I love the weathering & the contrast between the birds egg blue paint and rusted metal of the hood. I’m a sucker for the cars that show some wear. I find the different textures & colors very enticing.
One of my favorite things to photograph at the show was headlights. These classics have such a fascinating variety of styles & colors & shapes… I took dozens of headlight photos. I like the pop of red against white in this one.
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Tagged Car show, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, Colorado, macro, macro photography, National Street Rod Association, NRSA in Pueblo, photography, Pueblo, Street Rods
These two seem like fitting photos for this week’s photo challenge: Shadowed.
This silhouette took me a few tries to get it just right. It was just me and my camera, so it was tricky to get this shot in frame while holding my camera at about waist height and at the right angle so my holding it wouldn’t make the shadow look weird.
The play of the shadows and the bamboo makes for layers of interesting textures at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
This is how we’re celebrating at my house :) Chocolate + lots of things to dip in it. Happy New Year’s!
My husband and I recently went to Santa Fe for a few days. Unfortunately, we had bad timing because, aside from the first day, the weather was quite blustery. It wasn’t exactly photography friendly, because all I wanted to do was stay inside where it was warm, but here are some of the shots I braved the elements to get.
We found a little square where some vendors had booths and tables set up, including this table full of decorative skulls.
I love the warm glow of these prayer candles from Prayer candles from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
Fun art on the pillars outside of the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
And, last but not least, a shot of the old Spanish mission.
I love it when a photo prompt has so much flexibility for interpretation like Cee’s “Converge” prompt this week. I find it very evocative, and it turns out that it’s a bit of a theme in many of my photos already. Here are three photos for the prompt.
Bamboo sculpture at the Denver Botanic Gardens from their exhibit about three years ago.
Silhouettes at the Balloon Classic.
Glass grinding wheels from the glass engraver’s booth at the Renaissance Festival.
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