Street Rods and Customs – Part 1

There’s shiny and then there’s colorful shiny and these were just that.  A frustrating thing for me when attending car shows is that I want to either ride in or drive (Drive? I don’t know how to drive a stick much to DH’s chagrin) these vehicles.  Sometimes the owners kindly let me sit in their cars but that’s as far as it has ever gotten but I can dream.  One of the difficulties of shooting cars is the glare and reflection which occurs with them.  As this was outside and the sun was high in the sky the glare was strong at times and the well polished cars reflected any and everything that was near them – including a certain photographer and her camera.

A circular polarizer would’ve helped in this situation but I have no idea where mine got to.  So instead I had to deal with glare post processing – or not because I think sometimes it looks good – as well as while shooting it was necessary for me to move around until I was able to get a the image composed to my liking without the unwanted distractions.

DPS has a great article on photographing cars here and one on how to use and buy a polarizing filter here.

In order of appearance:  1941 Ford Convertible, 1937 Ford Convertible, 1941 Willys Coupe, 1941 Chevy, 1932 Ford Coupe

HotRod4344-Edit HotRod4340-Edit HotRod4325-EditHotRod4330-EditHotRod4373-Edit

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  1. #1 by Indah Susanti on July 21, 2015 - 3:36 am

    Thanks for the filter tips, Teri! I will check it out 🙂 Really nice images!

  2. #3 by Timothy Price on July 21, 2015 - 9:13 am

    I love the turquoise and black on the ’41 Ford Convertible. Beautifully captured classics.

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on July 21, 2015 - 9:26 am

      Thanks. A bit more of that Ford will be shown tomorrow.

      • #5 by Timothy Price on July 21, 2015 - 9:35 am

        Looking forward to it!

      • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on July 21, 2015 - 9:39 am

        Fuzzy dice 🙂

  3. #7 by milfordstreet on July 21, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    Nice images even without the filter. I love street rods. Cheers =)

  4. #9 by infraredrobert on July 21, 2015 - 1:05 pm

    A lot of work goes into these wonderful machines..great captures of them…

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on July 21, 2015 - 4:36 pm

      Thank you. These owners have every right to be proud of their machines but I sure wouldn’t want to know how much money it cost them!

  5. #11 by thegreyeye on July 21, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    They remind me of the movie cars

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