#pictures of cars
20 Gorgeous Photos of Cars
Every week, we get a few car photographs in our Shooting Challenges. I get it. You like cars. So… Read more Read more
Winner: It’s The Paint Job
One of my buddies at work is really into cars, and by really I mean he practically washes his car every two days. Being an amateur photographer I’m always on the look out for new ways to take pictures and after seeing this photo challenge I suggested going out for a photoshoot and attempting something called light painting. For those unfamiliar with light painting it’s the process of using a light source such as a flashlight and a long exposure to paint your image. To capture the image we used a LED flash light and ran around the car like chickens with their heads cut off painting the surface of the car during the duration of the shutter speed. After waiting around for people and cars to come and go and before getting yelled at by a police officer that we were illegally parked we were able to get a this shot. Canon 5d mkii, Canon EF 16-35mm at 16mm, f4.5, 30 sec, ISO-100
Hey my rental car is stuck in the middle of the desert. Let me take a picture of it. As I was driving to Phoenix Arizona to catch my flight back home to Michigan I saw a sign for the Kofa National Wildlife Reserve. I had some extra time to kill so I decided to take a quick detour. A few miles down the road there was an information area. I got out, took a few pictures, and checked out the information board. There was a map. It looked like I could take a few of these roads and end up 20 miles down the highway that I had just been on. I would have to take a few trails that said four wheel drive recommended but my rental car had four wheel drive so I was good to go. It headed down the road and went on the trail. It was beautiful and I was having a great time. The trail got a little rougher but it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle. Then I got stuck. I tried giving it more gas but I was just smoking the tires. I was afraid of blowing a tire so I got out, assessed the situation, and took this picture. I let a little air out of the tires to get more traction. Crap! That didn’t work. I could let some more out but then I would loose ground clearance. I haven’t had cell reception in a while so I can’t call for help. What am I going to do? I have a bottle of water and a granola bar. My running shoes are in my suitcase. Maybe I should go run for help. But it’s 100 degrees and I could get dehydrated fast. I have to get unstuck. I finally grabbed some rocks and jammed them under the wheels. It worked! I was moving again! After a few more stressful hours of off-roading I finally made it back to the highway and I was on my way to Phoenix again. Equipment: iPhone 4S. Post Production: I played around with a few apps and ended up liking the tilt-shift effect in the Snapseed app the best. It seemed to bring the vehicle into the spot light and made the rest of the picture a blur. Which was exactly how I was feeling at the time.