Event photography is literally my least favorite thing I've ever done. The hurdles you deal with are something that tend to push my patience past its limits. While some events are easier than others, such as car shows over social parties, I still stray from participating in these types of gigs. For those who love them and really thrive when they're surrounded by people and chaos - I commend you!
So - last month, when I attended Cars & Colors out in Telluride, I focused my efforts more on video. Capturing footage of people enjoying the cars and the cars in motion.. well, that's a different beast. However, there are occasions where I run across vehicles that I just can't pass up. Finding a Lamborghini Countach, with its doors CLOSED and not surrounded by other cars, is one of those occasions. The location wasn't ideal for a simple shoot and edit but, with a little masking and some fine tuning, it was a decent candidate for a background swap.
As I ran through edits on my first image and tried to identify a style I wanted, I stumbled across some retro wave music I hadn't listened to in a while. That got me thinking.. what if I aimed for retro tones and a dusk vibe? While I tend to lean more toward the warm edits, this direction felt like a good fit for the Countach.
Gear: Canon 6D, Canon 24-70 2.8L, Tiffen CPL, Sunpak Tripod
Post Processing: Adobe Camera Raw & Adobe Photoshop