Posts Tagged ‘cruise night’

Cruise Night

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Another Wednesday night, another set of cruise night photos! My favourite thing about these cruise night photos is the ability to shoot into the setting sun. The timing, direction and background are perfect for creating fantastic sunstar and lens flare effects:

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There is also the other row of cars that face into the sun. While these aren’t as much fun, they do provide for some very good high-contrast shots:
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All of my cruise night photos are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carmichaels/sets/72157629764006232/

Cruise Night – a love affair with curves

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

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20120704_CRC338120120704_CRC337820120704_CRC3439I can’t quite put my finger on what it is that I like about photographing the cruise nights in Galt on Wednesday nights. You can see previous posts here and here. On previous occasions it has been the colours I’ve noticed most, but this week it was all about the curves. There were several Corvettes from the mid-sixties present this week and if ever there was a car with great curves, it’s a pre-1980 Vette!

I was surprised at the number of folks who showed up because it was very hot and sweaty that night – even at 8pm. Lots of people milling about makes it difficult to get wide shots and even the closeups are sometimes ruined by a reflection of bystanders. I have found, though, that you can only really appreciate the curves when you get really close. From ten feet away a ’68 Vette is just a beautiful car but at ten inches it’s a beautiful curve contained within another curve.

The wednesday night cruise nights have rekindled my love affair with cars. Twenty years ago, though, it was about horsepower and cubic inches. I have now discovered the art of automotive – and you have to get up close to see it.

You can see the full set of cruise night photos, including the 18 from this week, in this set on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carmichaels/sets/72157629764006232/