I had never had the opportunity to attend the Concours de Elegance at Thanksgiving point before, but my lovely wife took the opportunity to get me a ticket for my birthday. THANKS BABE!!!
I had my new Pentax DA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro that had arrived the day before so I took that and my K 24mm f2.8 and K 50mm f1.4 (didn't use) and headed down on a warm summer morning. The light was bright and the sky fairly cloudless so the light was harsh on most of my shots, but it was still a lot of fun to work out a new lens and see some beautiful cars.
This was my first real shot with my DA 100, I love the color rendition.
This belongs to a 1930 Packard, it was one of my favorite cars there and another shot further down is my current wallpaper. I love the old fashioned radiator caps and this one had a doozy!
Really liked this shot!
This Pace Arrow was fun as well, K24mm @ f2.8
Another Packard, a little more sporty in style.
Just down the row, there was a 1958 Cadillac... in Green... which really worked for me. the cleaner lines of this vs. the 1959 fins is a tossup, I like them both.
There was no year posted for this Cadillac Seville, it was a beauty though.
I believe this was on a '40's Pontiac with the 100mm @ f4.5
100mm and f2.8 produced a nicely rendered image and blurred background for this shot. Really liking this new lens!
This was my all time favorite hood ornament. Just LOVED IT!
Never knew Ferrari made a blue car, couldn't get a decent shot of the rest of it with the light and the other cars around it, but at least I got the name plate!
Lusted after this car for years, never will be able to own it, seating position looks terrible, but the outside is SEXY!
A little more outlandish shot of an early '80's Porsche, good looking car though!
Beauty of an old Jaguar, loved this car... to look at... probably not a daily driver though.
There was a nice covered walkway around a garden that pleased me aesthetically.
K 24mm @ f8
A few handheld flowers, getting really close with the macro requires a tripod to hold the camera steady, at 1:1 the slightest shake makes for blur!
all in all a fun day with a new lens and an old friend of a lens, created some memories and got really sweaty. The kind of day I like!