I must say, so far this year I have been somewhat disappointed by the quality of cars at our local hot spots. The last couple of years have been a bit dry when it comes to the turn out of friday and saturday night hot rodders, both old and new.
Tonight on the other hand, this was not the case, as our local Sonic Drive In was packed with hot rods, muscle cars, tuners and bikes. It was a great turn out and I definitely took advantage of the vintage settings and rides with my camera. I was a bit nervous about this shot at first. For one it took me forever to get because people kept walking in front of the camera haha (To be expected when everyones attention is on the cars and not the crazy photographer laying on the ground behind them). Next it was the lens flare that worried me, which actually turned out to be a great happy accident, as it added to the dreamy retro background. Lastly as we were packing up and the car was taking off I realized that I had forgotten to turn my autofocus back on during the whole time I was shooting the car, so it was up to chance on whether or not the shot would be sharp or not. Well luck was on my side tonight as it turned out to be a sharp shot with a certain flare to it (get it.. cause the lens flar… alright). Either way I racked another HDR auto shot to add to my collection