I wanted to share a photo today that had a little story behind it. This one sure does! I shot this at 3AM June 22, 2004 during my college years at Brooks. It wasn't for an assignment, just for fun really. I knew what I wanted the shot to look like... but wasn't quite sure how to get it.
Most legit car photographers have suction cup rigging systems for getting cool angles on cars, but I sure didn't. So I had the idea to tape the camera to the car. Like I said... ghetto! And to make it even more ghetto, I was the one driving (not many people are patient enough to shoot with me) and I didn't have a remote release for the camera... so yes... for every frame I had to stop the car, get out, push the shutter button (10 second self timer), jump back in the car and drive for 30 seconds. Must have been a sight to see. Luckily there aren't a lot of people out at 3AM. I ended up doing 20 shots, which took about an hour.
30 sec exposure @ f/6.3 ISO 200
This shot required a lot of color correcting too because the mercury vapor streetlights really pollute the image with an ugly orange cast. Here is the untouched original:
I've always loved behind the scenes shots, so here are a few that I snapped of the camera taped to the hood. :)