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Columbia PA Car Show

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It’s car show season again and over the past couple months I’ve gone to a few. I’ve been really bad about saving photos and am working on getting caught up. Expect to see some posts as I go back through them.

These are all from a show I went to yesterday in a near by town. There had to have been a couple hundred cars there, so these are just a few that caught my eye. Hope you enjoy!

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June 21, 2015 at 10:47 am

Car Show

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If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a while since I’ve posted any pictures. That’s simple because I haven’t been taking any. I’m not a fan of cold weather and the rough winter we had kept me from going outside to explore and shoot photos. Thankfully spring is here and I’m feeling more motivated to pick up the camera again.

Last weekend I went to a local car show and took a number of photos. It was an overcast day and in order to capture the cars correctly I had to crank the exposure compensation up quite a bit. This unfortunately resulted in washing out lighter areas of the sky and background, so the picture quality is so-so. Still, the cars turned out okay enough, so I don’t mind showing these. All were taken with the Pentax K-r using the kit 18-55 lens. Having grown up going to car shows with my dad, I find that I’m sort of burnt out on muscle cars and am attracted more to the rarer and unique cars at shows, which is somewhat reflected in the pictures I took…

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Neat upholstery (not from car shown above)…

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This 1975 Chevy Monza…


…had this LS1 Vette engine in it…



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Thanks for looking and happy shooting!

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May 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

A Car Show (and some bad camera news)

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It’s car show season again! To be honest I don’t really go to many, maybe one or two a year, but it is fun to walk around looking at and taking pictures of cool cars. Last weekend my town had a show and my dad and I went together to check it out. It was much bigger than I was expecting and there were some really cool cars there.

As I walked around I shot pictures with my point and shoot camera. I didn’t take much time framing shots, adjusting settings or waiting for people to get out of way, just took pictures as I worked my way through. There is some minor editing, mostly cropping and color or contrast tweaks on some of these. Following are some of the ones I liked most. These are mostly street rods. There were a lot of muscle cars and some newer unique cars, but I didn’t spend as much time looking at those; the rods just seemed to attract my attention more at this show, for whatever reason. And sorry, I didn’t really take time to record makes, models, years, etc., so there isn’t much info to go with the pics.

33 Plymouth
really poor quality pic, but awesome car!

Rod 2 Rod 3 Rod 3 Engine Rod 1 Mustang Ford Model T Speedster 1970 Roadrunner
I do love old mopars!

Roadrunner Air Grabber VW Spiked Hood
awesome spikes on this bug’s hood!

a drift truck

Rod 4

Bug with Luggage

As we were about two thirds of the way through, my camera started acting funny. The color and overall quality of the pics started to look goofy:

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And it kept getting worse…

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I double checked all my settings and I hadn’t changed anything, it was just acting weird. I turned it off until I got home and took a random test shot, which turned out fine. A day or two later I took another shot and it was bad, like at the car show. I fear there may be a problem with the sensor based on info I can find online.

The camera is about 5 years old and I’ve used it a ridiculous amount, so it’s realistic that it would wear out eventually. Still stinks though. I’ll look into getting it fixed, but depending on the cost, it might make more sense to get something new (or refurbished or lightly used) rather than put the money into an old point and shoot. I STILL don’t own a DSLR and have been dreaming about owning one at an unhealthy level for a looong time, so maybe this will finally motivate me to get one. I don’t have extra DSLR money just laying around though, and there are always other fun things to buy, so I’ll have to do some serious thinking and prioritizing. Regardless, it’s a bummer that my walk around camera is on its last legs.

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May 9, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Car Show

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Saturday I went to a car show and took a bunch of pictures, here are some of them. There are a few more on my flickr. All of these were taken with my digital point and shoot and some editing was done to most in Photoshop for some tweaks to contrast, levels, colors, cropping, etc. There were quite a few people there and I often wasn’t careful or patient enough to wait for a clear shot, so sorry for all of the onlookers included.

A few Corvettes:
63 Vette


Red Vette

There were quite a few street rods, I’d say they made up the majority of cars at the show.

A Plymouth

Chevy (I know, probably doesn’t qualify as a rod)
Orange Chevy

Chevy Truck

22 Willies
22 Willies

And this was pretty cool, a 1922 Ford Model T
1922 Model T

1922 Model T

One thing I think is pretty interesting is seeing how cars evolved through the years. Above is a 1922 Ford (and the Willies is a ’22, though it’s really modified). This next one is a 1931 Ford Coupe. It’s obviously been modified, but the basic shape is unchanged and you can see how much has changed in just 9 years…
31 Ford Coupe

32 Ford
32 Ford Roadster

33 Plymouth
33 Plymouth

Anyway, there were some muscle cars and a few other cool older things:

Early 70’s Camaro
Yellow Camaro

1970 ‘Cuda and a Super Bee (forget what year, 68 maybe?)
'Cuda & Super Bee
(the ‘Cuda is actually my dad’s)

Road Runner
Road Runner

Pink Caddy

A Hemi Challenger R/T
Challenger R/T
This is an original, though restored and slightly changed, 1 owner car with original motor… rare!

And some current stuff:

Lotus Elise

SRT Challenger
SRT Challenger

Oh, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was there. Sort of.
Harley and Arnold

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May 15, 2012 at 10:23 pm