Tuesday, October 18, 2011

409 Shots

1964 Ford Thunderbird
1964 Ford Thunderbird
Saturday I had an opportunity to both show my photography at a car show and shoot the show while I was there. For a car geek like myself, particularly classic cars (Barrett-Jackson auction, anyone?), this was heaven. It was fun being there during set up and listening to all the vroom, vrooms all up and down the street. The actual selling part was not very successful because I was off the beaten path—even with my super salesman father manning the booth—but I had a great time shooting the show.

When I got home, unpacked, showered and starting looking through my shots, I saw that I had taken 409 shots (it was a very big show!). Let me paint a little picture for you. See, when I’m shooting cars, I like to get down on their level, eye to eye, or eye to headlight in this case. So since I shot 409 photos, that meant that I squatted 409 times. Are you starting to get the picture here? Imagine doing 409 squats in one day. Oh my goodness, I could barely walk on Sunday. And stairs? No way. And I live in a three-story house! So as I pushed through the pain, walking, um crawling, up and down the stairs numerous times on Sunday doing laundry, Benny got a big kick out of the fact that it took me at least five minutes to navigate just one flight of stairs each time.

Yesterday was not much better, as I looked like a duck every time I had to walk across campus. Today I’m starting to walk a little better, but stairs are still rather painful, particularly coming down. I learned two things from this lesson: first, I guess I need to do more squats on a regular basis, and second, I probably don’t need to do 409 of them in one day. Here’s just one shot from the day. Now I need to get busy editing!

3 comments:

Fannie said...

Hi, Kelly! Yes, I understand and can see you squatting to get those wonderful shots. The photo you posted is AMAZING! Love it. You got the shine and sparkle of the car, something incredibly difficult to capture with a camera. Bravo. Well done. Thanks for sharing. Happy editing.

Gwynnie B said...

I can see your little waddle of a duck dance right now! And it was worth it with the amazing photos you take. No pain, no gain of spreading more beauty in the world :)

xo
Gwynnie

cath c said...

how you suffer for your art! ;) but it's worth it, right?

sorry, i'm still chuckling - sounds exactly like something i would do.