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Ramblings of an Amateur Photographer

Solid Gold

While at the Old Car City workshop I was helping the attendees with various shots. I did everything from help frame a better shot, to remind them to the edges and get down in the dirt to hold a flash. It was a fantastic experience, per usual. I even learned a thing or two along the way. The second day was sunny in the afternoon, so shadows were a little harsh while you weren't under the cover of the trees. We brought along a few reflectors / diffusers to help direct the light or in many cases block out the sun. While shooting an old De Soto, I was blocking the sun for someone and when I lifted up the reflector I noticed the sun bouncing off the gold side. It made all the rust just pop. So of course I started shooting that way the rest of the day and told anyone who would listen. It just worked.

Here is an example: