I've written a lot about the LUMIX G9 since first using it on our Santa Fe trip this summer. Well, there's little that beats a community car show when it comes to demonstrating both the passion of the "artists," combined with the technology Panasonic has put into the LUMIX line.
All of the images I'm sharing this morning are right out of the can - no manipulation whatsoever, outside of cropping on the '58 Edsel image on the right. My favorite lens lately is the LUMIX 14-140mm F3.5-5.6, which gives me a lot of flexibility.
The car show is strictly an event in my hometown in Ohio. It happens throughout the summer. Every Friday night the local car enthusiasts meet in the town square to show off their favorites.
I laughed with the owner of the 1937 Packard, whose hood ornament kicks off today's post. I have more pictures of his car over the last five years than I do of Sheila! I first saw the car in 2014 and was traveling with a LUMIX GH3. He spent years rebuilding it, but it's the perfect demonstration of the passion everyone needs for just everything you create.
The love for rebuilding a car, as sappy as it might sounds, compares with the focus so many of you have when you're storytelling. Think about what you feel when building an album or creating an experience for a client that's more than just a portrait sitting.
One of the things I enjoy most about a car show like this is the mix of vehicles. From more contemporary restorations like the engine of a Ford from the 60's to the '56 Chevy below, there's no shortage of detail, workmanship or pride! And, no matter what I chose to capture, the 14-140mm gave me the coverage I wanted.
Click on either thumbnail below for more information about the new G9 and 14-140mm lens.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.