I have some images from the Willis Johnson private car collection to share with you today. Images cannot accurately convey the awe of this place. Row after row of shinning, spotless, vintage cars lined up side by side and only a very few people will ever get to see them. Amazing! Remember you can click on the images to reveal a larger more detailed image.
This building is not air-conditioned and even though it rained a good deal of the time that we were there it was extremely hot and humid inside the building. There are large fans attached to the roof and they do help move the air around a bit but it was sweat city the entire time we were there. So you would set up your shot, wipe your brow, compose, wipe, shoot, wipe, etc. 🙂
I have said earlier that I’m not really into old cars. They are fun to photograph and I’ve done a fair amount of them over the years. I’ve even taken lessons from Tim Wallace (well-known automobile photographer) on the best techniques for photographing automobiles. These were difficult shooting conditions irrespective of the heat and humidity. The multitude of fluorescent lights above the cars made getting a really good shot almost impossible.
I wasn’t happy with my results I was getting so I decided to shoot these images in HDR (High Dynamic Range) and feel like it gave me better results.
Halfway through the shoot Joe McNally gave some tips on how to shoot an individual next to the cars. The gentleman at the far left of the image (manager of the garage) was Joe’s subject and he took several images of him standing in an Austin Martin. It was a great lesson.
That’s it for today. Supposed to be hot and humid today in our part of the world. Fortunately I’ll be inside where it will be cooler. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day. Be careful and stay cool.