Sundown Rundown

Did goe to the BP service station at Baldivis South this last Saturday even and was greatley amused.

DSCF0728_edited-1It was the site of an unofficial organised impromptu motor car show. A meeting of minds at the McDonalds. A pouring of passion at the petrol pumps. Sort of a cross between Saturday Night Fever and American Graffiti, but nobody looked like Harrison Ford  or John Travolta. There were a couple of contenders, mind, but they were both mature women so I was respectful.

Well, the cars were wonderful and if you want to see more go to but the interesting thing proved to be the way the post-sundown twilight made the cars easier to photograph, and the artefacts that started appearing as soon as the sun was completely gone. Both observations will serve me well in the future.

Note these two pictures of ’57 Chevys. Top one is the first taken, and the bottom is the second.

Note the flare and light spots of the first one. That’s a clean B+W UV filter on the lens – I keep them on as a matter of course for protection. The second shot has the filter screwed off. Both are tripod jobs. You can decide for yourselves which has most atmosphere, but for me, I think I may be leaving the filter off in still air in the future.

Note as well – every bit of gear for this sort of shooting is right off the shop floor. No special bits – visit a shop or go onto an on-line store to look at Fujifilm cameras, B+W filters, flashes, and Cullmann tripods. Special recommendation for mirror-less – the Cullmann 622T.


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