Thanks to the winters up here, it takes much longer than it did in Arkansas for everything to start up again. (Even though in Arkansas a few autocross days could be brutally cold.)
Patient waiting finally brought the 2011 Auto Boat Speed Show here and despite the cost (almost $30 for two of us!!) to get in, I was eager to take some car photos and see what my 50mm lens could do indoors.
The show was a pretty good size, and like most car shows comprised of mostly muscle cars and other assorted classics.
There were various vendor booths, including some setups for local racing groups. Included were SKRA (the local kart racing group) and Autosports Northwest, the group that puts on the autocrosses in our area.
Taking photos was interesting at best. I really love my 50mm lens, but we did struggle in this environment. It was just so crowded that it was hard to get a shot before someone would walk in front of me, and it didn’t help the distance I had to be away to get an entire car in a shot.
I’m thinking that picking up a 35mm lens will fix that problem for the most part and make it a bit easier… Or maybe even getting a zoom wide-angle lens. (I kind of want to move away from my kit lens.)
Of course, the big draw is just being able to take pictures. I definitely didn’t try to get everything, just a few of the cars that caught my eye. It seems like I was very drawn to Camaros that day!