A Little Car Show and a Roll of Tri-X

It was a stormy start to a Sunday and I decided to spend a little time going through my photo archives after the wave of thunderstorms rolled past this morning. I've been doing a bit of spring cleaning around the house and my decluttering efforts include my hard drive. It's a slow and tedious task to get rid of images that I've never done anything with and are just taking up space like mediocre B-side tracks on a LP (yes, I'm dating myself here). In the process, I've come across some files that I like but for whatever reason never got around to sharing. Such is the case with the images below.

I was out and about with my wife back in May of 2015 and we stopped by a small car show at the Little Longhorn Saloon in Austin. I had an Olympus OM1n and 50mm lens loaded with a roll of Kodak Tri-X. It was a bit tough to get full shots of cars as I remember due to the cramped conditions and lots of people milling about. I came away with a number of closeup detail shots that I liked. It occurred to me as I revisited this small forgotten collection that I usually spend a lot of time trying to photograph the entire vehicle at car shows but it's the closeup shots of details that I intend to enjoy more. I'll be keeping that in mind as Spring tends to bring more car shows and hopefully not too many storms like we had this morning.



Film processing and scanning by Austin Camera.