Warm Color, Cool Car

© Kerry Drager

Warm Color, Cool Car

Melissa G. Meiselman July 23, 2007

I love the clean design of this image with the smooth lighting, linear elements and color contrast, Kerry!! #697422

Kerry Drager July 23, 2007

Hi Melissa,
How nice to hear from you! I'm pleased that you like this photo ... it was one of my favorites from a recent outdoor car show shoot.

Lighting is always such an important part of photographing cars (and other subjects, too, of course), and I was able to catch this fine car in the beautiful early-morning light ... while the car owners were arriving and getting their vehicles in position. In one of my recent classes, several people in class attended their first car shows and were amazed how friendly the owners are ... they love their hobbies and they love photographers who take the time to stop by and shoot!

Glad you mentioned the linear elements and colors of this car. My goal at car shows is always to zero in tight on the lines, colors, patterns, angles and other graphic-design elements. Then, with the tight composition, I'm able to leave out the surrounding distractions, and at outdoor car shows, there are always tons of distracting things going on ... sooooo much better to leave them out of the frame altogether.

Thanks again for the nice thoughts, Melissa ... much appreciated!
Kerry #4546641

Melissa G. Meiselman July 25, 2007

Thanks Kerry for replying. I have begun a series where I get up close to car parts or parts of other things...the goal being to lose the subject and have a pure design. I posted one today and no one has yet guessed that it is a simple hub cap!!

Your work does this best and I have put a few of your images in my gallery to study!! #4559350

Kerry Drager July 26, 2007

Hi Melissa,
Thanks for the followup, and your new project sounds fantastic!! Glad that my work has inspired you ... good luck with this series, Melissa, and keep in touch!
Kerry #4564173

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 04, 2007

Beautiful design elements and lighting!! #4601805

Kerry Drager August 05, 2007

Hi Donna,
Thanks so much for the nice comments ... very much appreciated, and I'm glad that you like the image!!
Kerry #4606156

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1948 Ford; Morro Bay, CA, early morning light; 105mm lens; f25; 1/40th sec.; ISO 100; tripod

Exif: F Number: 25, Exposure Bias Value: +4/6, Exposure Time: 1/40, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100, White Balance: manual white balance, Focal Length: 105mm, Camera Model: NIKON D2X

Uploaded on May 12, 2007

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