There was a great response to the inaugural ‘Best car photos of 2017’ competition.
Dave Mundy’s superb slow panning image of the Austin special at the VSCC meeting at Prestcott hill climb won the ‘Action’ category. Dave say’s”I loved the ‘lived in look’ of the car and how basic it was.”
Zack Stiling took the book prize for the ‘Static’ category with his reportage shot taken at the Detonator’s rockabilly BBQ in Shooter’s Hill, south-east London “The show had a great atmosphere, with people dressing in the spirit of their hot rods and ’50s cars, and I wanted to capture some of that. I thought the Buick in the foreground presented the ideal opportunity to photograph the ladies chatting, as the car’s streamlined, Art Deco styling cues direct the eye towards them” said Zack.
Nikon Coolpix L810, f/3.9 at 1/500th second, 9.3mm
The overall competition winner was a fabulously images taken by Paul Cook entitled “Stallion in the shower’.
Says Paul”My future brother in law bought a Mustang and when we went out to visit him in Canada over the summer, I decided it was the perfect time for this technique. For this image I first used a Yongnuo YN300II to light paint the car. Then I got my fiance to stand in specific places with my speedlight while her brother threw buckets of water at the car. The result was something I am quite pleased with for a second attempt, and a nice image for him to print”.
Congratulations Paul…Great image !