Thursday, June 7, 2012

Diversion From Lumix - Pentax MX, Spotmatic Cameras Go To The Car Show!

 

'57 Chevy Wagon, by Reed A. George
'57 Chevy Wagon, by Reed A. George
Pentax Spotmatic, Pentax 35mm f3.5

Last Saturday, I loaded up my Pentax Spotmatic and MX cameras with iso 200 film, and headed out to meet my friend James McKearney at the annual car show in Leesburg, VA. I also took along some Pentax lenses, the 35mm f3.5 and 105mm f3.5 for the Spotmatic, and a 50mm f1.7 for the MX.

As I've mentioned, this is a repeat event for me, so I was challenged to find something new and interesting to bring back. To start with, I decided to shoot some of the cars as they rolled into town. The shot above attests to the beautiful weather we had, and I think has that classic car and small town feel to it.


Classic Traffic Jam, by Reed A. George
Classic Traffic Jam, by Reed A. George


Cobra Corps Arrives, by Reed A. George

Cobra Corps Arrives, by Reed A. George

How often do you get to see a line of Cobras like that? Not often.

The locals seem to love the show, for example this restaurant crew that came out to see the cars...

Spectator Sport #1, by Reed A. George
Spectator Sport #1, by Reed A. George


Spectator Sport #2, by Reed A. George
Spectator Sport #2, by Reed A. George

... or anything else that may have caught their attention.

This young lady decided to get her nails done on the spot:
Car Shows Mean Different Things To Different People, by Reed A. George
Car Shows Mean Different Things To Different People, by Reed A. George

This guy had some on-site repairs to do:

Minor Tweaks? by Reed A. George

Minor Tweaks? by Reed A. George

I will finish with a few more favorites from the day:


T-bird, by Reed A. George
T-bird, by Reed A. George


Small Town Reflections, by Reed A. George
Small Town Reflections, by Reed A. George


Classic Boots, by Reed A. George
Classic Boots, by Reed A. George


(Click Here) to go to the full set of images on flickr.
 
I thoroughly enjoyed pulling out these two old film cameras for this event. Those Pentax lenses are really something. I even enjoyed waiting to see "how they came out." I hope you enjoyed seeing them.
 
All Up In My Grille!, by Reed A. George
 
All Up In My Grille!, by Reed A. George
 
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