Visited the American cars show today in Frankfurt. I'm not a cars expert but it looked to me like 1950s models. Very nice cars but it was really difficult to get some decent shots:
- harsh sunlight right after lunchtime (praise the lord for the K-5!)
- lots of smartphone people running around and between me and the cars and desperately trying to get a shot
- reflections of visitors and buildings in the high gloss polishes
- ugly stickers on the windshields
A white polished car in direct sunlight leaves you with a black and white shot. I considered the dark space at the bottom right as important to balance all the light and it works at the same time as a kind of barrier that keeps the eye from wandering out of the photo.
That's a 1950s color! No doubt about that. Luckily there were some minor reflections on the hood from thin clouds above. This gives enough texture to the color. All else would have been a little dull.
Don't know what this is. I guess it is meant as an eye catcher and I framed it like that. Nothing else in this shot to look at.
A really nice blue and a little gold and some shiny chrome and a beautiful "Fairlane" lettering. This is artwork and miles ahead of all modern cars.
Plenty of chrome. It leans itself to a black and white shot.