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Capreol Car Show 4 years 10 months ago #1

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Attended a custom and classic car show today in Capreol, a small village about 30 kms north of here. Capreol is known as a railroad town so the show was called "Rods and Rails". A train did rumble through while we were scoping out the cars, so I guess the name fits.

1949 Chev pickup.
I used to own one, but certainly not this nice!


Some cool vintage tail lights


Another Chevy truck, This one modified a bit.


I find old hood ornaments very artistic.










A Chevelle and his little look-a-like friend


Finally, a super shiny Chevy V8 engine. I want one!


All told, a great trip on Father's Day with my two kids.
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Capreol Car Show 4 years 10 months ago #2

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Sweet stuff. Love the 2nd shot in particular. We had a car show nearby this weekend but I couldn't make it. In general they are fun to photograph and I'm with you on hood ornaments, outa sight!

I've actually seen some photogs carry a reflector with them for some shots like tires. Got any more?
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Capreol Car Show 4 years 10 months ago #3

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Thanks for the comments BCB. I have some other shots, too. I'll have a look to see if any are worthy of showing.

I have two issues with shooting images of cars at shows; eliminating distracting background and doing my damnedest to keep my reflection off the shiny parts of the cars. When I figure those issues out I'll probably take more memorable images.
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Capreol Car Show 4 years 10 months ago #4

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Here are a few more.

A gorgeous red Fargo pickup. I think they were only available in Canada, but I could be wrong.


Many of the vehicles had cute dice for the door locks.


A '59 pink Cadillac with wild fins.


Moon-eyes on a Ford Fairlaine. I'm not sure of the functionality of the chrome dealies on the upper half of the headlights.
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Capreol Car Show 4 years 10 months ago #5

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Agree with you on backgrounds and reflections. With backgrounds it's getting there early, a CPL can help with reflections. You did well.
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Capreol Car Show 4 years 10 months ago #6

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Great work, especially the idea of concentrating on details. The hood ornaments are especially interesting.

The chrome headlight thingie is essentially on most headlights, although on most cars it's internal rather than external. It's what creates the cutoff for the light beam that prevents the light from spilling upwards and blinding other cars. It's only chrome to look pretty, that doesn't make it any more or less functional. An external design tends to preclude high beams, though.

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Agree with you on backgrounds and reflections. With backgrounds it's getting there early, a CPL can help with reflections. You did well.

I'm pretty sure most of these were taken with the Pentax 10-16mm fisheye (J.Scott's weapon of choice for car shows and exhibits), which makes a CPL hard to use. Although I did notice that it's possible to screw filters onto the petals of the built-in lens hood if you're willing to have the filter physically touch the surface of the center of the lens.

There's a ton of car shows going on all around here lately, I really need to get my ass to one of them.
Photons are your friends! :-)
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Capreol Car Show 4 years 10 months ago #7

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Lovely photos Jeff.
Even though I go past motor vehicles all the time (and they go past me) I almost never see them as a main subject for a photo. I think I would enjoy visiting one of those car shows, I don't recall ever attending such an event.
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Capreol Car Show 4 years 10 months ago #8

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As demonstrated by Jeff's fine shots, one of the tricks I've learned with car shows is to get closer. The real prizes - to me - are in the detail shots. Hood ornaments, chrome, interesting reflections, engine parts, old dashboards, all of that stuff makes great subjects.

Oh, and HDR is awesome for car shows as well.
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Capreol Car Show 4 years 10 months ago #9

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Jeff,
these are really great, thanks for sharing! The door lock die shot is clever and a great use of the wide focal length!
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I'm pretty sure most of these were taken with the Pentax 10-16mm fisheye (J.Scott's weapon of choice for car shows and exhibits), which makes a CPL hard to use. Although I did notice that it's possible to screw filters onto the petals of the built-in lens hood if you're willing to have the filter physically touch the surface of the center of the lens.

Sounds interesting to try. The reflections were under control until the clouds parted and the sun came out in full force.

This was a relatively small show with about 100 vehicles. The biggest custom car show in Canada took place in London Ontario last weekend (June 6, 7, 8) with over 6000 vehicles! I'd go crazy!
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Capreol Car Show 4 years 10 months ago #11

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Great detail / perspective shots Jeff
Regarding the filter issue , could you get some cheap filters and knock the glass out then stack them as a spacer between the lens and a CPL?
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