With any endeavor, you have to sometimes push yourself and attempt things outside your comfort zone. And the stated purpose of this blog is to let people know about photo ops in our area. So, when my friend Vince W. told me he had extra tickets to the 42nd Annual Daytona Turkey Run Hot Rod Show and Swap Meet at the Speedway in Daytona Beach and invited me along, I was more than willing to go see what it was all about.
Well, it’s all about cars and car parts. You can see all kinds of vehicles from fully restored antiques to low riders, dune buggies, and yes – “parts cars”. And you can buy or trade autos and parts of all descriptions. So many that I don’t know how they keep track of them all.
As far as photo ops are concerned, there are many of those too. The place is crowded, with people as well as cars. Like I said, I’m not usually a car photographer and I found it tough to isolate my subject in the composition. I’d suggest a wide-angle lens that would let you get in close but still fit the cars in your frame. Or bring a telephoto or macro lens so you can concentrate on details.
I enjoyed the experience. If you have any interest in car photography, antique autos, hot rods, or you just need some parts, you should go to the next show. It’s held on Thanksgiving weekend & the 4th weekend in March each year. You can click on the link in the first paragraph for more info on their site.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos out of your comfort zone!
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