Monday, September 29, 2008

British Car Show

So I went to a British car show this weekend here in Austin.

Why you ask? Well... I am not sure.

If you ask me what kind of car I drive, my response will be, "a red one". I am just not into cars. I don't care for them. I am not passionate about them.

But I thought it would be interesting to take pictures of cool cars. So I went. The cars were great. But I wasn't very pleased with the results. It was very bright and there were tons of folks in my way. The cars were all shiny and glossy so tons of reflection or what looked like a flashlight. I'm sure I can use some images down the road but the quality was not that great. The pictures are just blah.

When I take some pictures and see the results, I say giddy with excitement, "I can't believe I took this photo. I am so awesome." Well I don't really tell you guys about it but I do tell myself.

But this weekend I came back and was utterly disappointed. Photography is much like writing. You have to put your emotions into it. You have to share your feelings. You have to have chemistry. If we all wrote daily blogs that said:

Today I ate tune.
Today I ate chicken.
Today I ate beef.

Well who really cares?

No one.

But if I describe the tuna I ate, share my thoughts and feelings about tuna, then people will be more interested in the blog. If I share a funny story about tuna, then even better.

So my point is, yes I do have a point, you have to have some passion about your photo subjects. I clearly could care less about the cars. I will have to work very very hard to get better at this. A photo of a flower? No problems.

The photo of the car you see is a very very rare car. I wish I could remember the name. But this photo cracked me up. Not because it is a great photo but look at it...

It reminds me of a buxom lady with a very well rounded bottom.

Ha! See how bad I am?


Jodi said...

ROTFL!! Laughing at your description of the car/lady analogy. Too funny!!!

I totally agree with what you are saying about having the passion behind something. You are very smart!

Have a wonderful day!! I'm off to work now. I mean drive now. LOL!
Happy Monday!! :)

Coffee Slut said...

If I were a car, I would look like that!
Happy MOnday!!!

Carol said...

It's a Triumph, I think. It's a great shot, I wouldn't worry about it.

Yes, you're right though, passion is important. Car shows are hard to take pictures of. There are people who get in the way and the light is (was) very bad. All you can do is hope for the best. Shiny chrome and hot Texas sun do not mix.

mythopolis said...

I shot an air show in California a few years back, same deal, looking at the slides later, it all seemed like techno-porn!

Scriber's Web said...

Jodi: Yeah I felt nothing for the cars. I though I was taking great shots but nope. Now I know what it means when they say "you must understand your subject":)

Coffee S: I am not like a car and I already look like that. LOL.

Carol: I'm not worried but it is not my forte to do this. But I don't know if I want to work on getting better car shots. I think I have to shoot something I am comfortable with. You on the other hand did a great job of taking the photos. Can't wait to see more!

Mythopolis: This is not the first time this has happened to me. I take photos of some beautiful thing and it does look like crap. Lol at techno porn. Post some on your blog!