Saturday, October 17, 2009

Vroom

We spent our day downtown at one of the lakes - Lake Mirror. There's an annual car show that goes on there called the Lake Mirror Classic and Andrew's Technology Student Association does an fundraiser there every year, selling hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and stuff. We had so much fun last year, and we really enjoyed our time there this year. The weather today was unbelievable! After record-setting heat for weeks on end (I think something like 7 record highs were broken out in the first two weeks of October!), we have near-record lows tonight and tomorrow. It was cloudy and cold, followed by sunny, breezy and just-warm-enough.
I wandered around the car show with my camera and my dad (and my mom too, but she had far less trivia to share) and had loads of fun taking loads of pictures. I haven't gone through all of them and I'll wait to post them until I can identify all the cars in the shots. That means Dad will have to help me out.
Here's part of one of my favorite vehicles as a preview:



My photography assignment this week is night photography and I'm not doing so well so far. My camera doesn't have as much manual control as a DSLR, so I borrowed Mindy's Big Girl Camera.
There's just a short window of time each night when you can capture what my professor is looking for and I'm starting to get nervous. Last night, I took my camera out and only came up with this one:



And tonight, I took out Mindy's and, um, learned a lot. Here's hoping the third time's the charm!

5 comments:

mindy said...

oh, i hope my camera didn't give you much trouble! i'm so looking forward to what you come up with....i love night photography!

Christy said...

No - not too much :) It's just that I don't quite know what I'm doing yet. Catching what he wants and trying out a new camera while under a time constraint all add up to not many good pictures, but a few lessons learned :)

claibornes corner said...

I like that picture! Tell Mindy we need new pictures of Nolan!

Amy said...

The car show sounds fantastic...and I'm so happy for you that the weather has finally cooled off. I remember being at the end of a Florida summer, thinking "it has got to cool off at some point". Blech.

I like that night photo. The lighting is pretty cool. I understand the frustration though.

Mary said...

I love both of the shots you posted. I have always loved old cars. So as soon as I pulled up your blog I was drawn in by the picture. The night picture you took is gorgeous. I don't know what else you are trying to capture, but I love the way that one makes me feel.