I’ve attempted photographing vintage autos before, and featured them on the blog. These were in black and white, such as last year’s Summer Stroll. A gentleman at a camera show earlier this year told me that he found color film photography to be “flat, and uninteresting”. I recommended that he try, of course, Portra. The colors here really make me think that I gave him the perfect response. From last month’s Block Party, with the Canon AE-1, and the 50mm f/1.4 FD. I know very little about vintage automobiles, other than what I have read, and from collecting Matchbox’s and Hot Wheels as a kid. So, I really tried to photograph what caught my eye. Any caption corrections or clarifications are much appreciated.
Next time, should such subjects present themselves, I’d love to go wide, maybe with a 24mm, or 28mm. And, close. But the 50 really does give a nice perspective, and brings out the clean lines, and beautifully sculpted body panels, with little, if any, lens distortion.