This Long Haired Lady still looks elegant up in Old Car City. I really wish I could see this car in its glory. I love the long lines, the grace it would have sliding through the air, and the roar of the engine. Even today you can clearly see the blue of the sky reflecting in the chrome at this partly bright sunny day in North Georgia.
Working in the cold weather my camera did just fine, and the battery did not crash. What I did find a bit harder was staying comfortable with all the layers of warm clothes I had one…and realizing I forgot my most vital accessory for serious rolling around…my knee pads.
About 16 years ago I fell down a Georgia mountain in the cold of winter while in the Army. I smashed up both of my knees, and they got good infections. Today I still feel the soreness, especially on cold winter days like this one. So forgetting my knee pads really hurt my movement up and down with the tripod.
In order to really work a scene well, a great photographer once told me to get high-low-middle-near-far-get front-back-rear and anything else. You have to experiment. It does not mean you have to click the shutter at each spot, but it does mean you have to observe each spot and think through the opportunities it can offer. As with any skill, experience and creativity will drive the end result far more than the equipment available.
So the moral of the story is, I think I captured a good composition. I still wonder however how much more I could have done if I remembered the knee pads and worked this scene even harder.
P.S. Fujifilm X-E1 with 14mm, F/18 on a seven shot jpeg EV Comp setting processed through Nik HDR efex Pro2 and touched off in Aperture