This weekend was the National Street Rod Association’s show in Pueblo and since my husband likes old cars, we went to check it out. Growing up in Pueblo, I’d always seen all the cars around town during the annual event, but this time was the first year that I went to the fair grounds to check it out. I’m not a car buff, by any means, but I discovered that taking photos of street rods is a lot of fun.
Since macro photography is my favorite kind, and since street rods have lots of interesting details, only about a dozen of the 250+ photos I took were of whole cars.
The tough part about the event was the clear Colorado sky and the fact that most of the cars were in full sun. Once I downloaded the photos, I had to do a bit of tweaking to most of them to balance out the intensity of the light which tended to wash out the colors and obscure the details.
Then I played around with some black and white. And realized I’d taken an accidental selfie. It wasn’t the only one, either. Those cars sure are reflective and my viewfinder is small enough that it didn’t always reveal the goof while I was shooting. Live and learn. (And use a longer lens.)
There are more photos of street rods, and lots of other things, on my Flickr page.