Yesterday was one of first really nice evenings in a loooong time – you know, the one where you don’t really need long pants and a sweater, but if you wanted to, it wouldn’t hurt either? lol
Anyway, I saw Arif post on facebook that it was going down and I haven’t been to a car meet in AGES so I decided to join in and hang with everyone for a bit again. Most of the time, I’m left watching through instagram posts but I wanted to take the car out and also take the new camera out for a test drive on new subjects too. I learned a few things last night with the camera – 1) it’s not easy switching from using a 10-20 all the time to a prime 35mm. 2) shooting at wide open aperture sounds like it could be a good idea for full car shots, but it isn’t because you end up missing lots of detail at certain angles. 3) I still love my Sony over Canon.
Regardless, I’m still working on figuring out what the hell I did with my camera color profiles – I reset the settings and it appears that most pictures are dark everywhere but on the monitor I’m staring at right now. In fact, they look perfect – but as soon as I view it elsewhere, everything looks like it needed an exposure boost. I apologize if that’s the case for you as you’re viewing this right now… When I’m not lazy, I’ll try and figure it out.
You came here for the pics, so lets get to what I was able to get…
Yesterday was my first time meeting Arnold – and he also happened to pick up a new Type R that I was able to see in person a little more closely. Errol was going for a test drive and as you can see – all smiles – and he hadn’t even moved it yet.
Alex ended up going with him… And off they went.
Alex showed up in his beautiful M3.
Joe brought out his awesome Porsche Cayman out on Advan TCIII’s. It was my first time seeing it in person – I dig.
You can see his new addition of canards that I think he just recently put on.
Errol’s Type R – probably not the one he wants anymore.. But it’s still tight right?
Arif’s EK – been a while since I’ve seen his car as well.
Project Mu BBK x Volk CE28. I see he has yet to change his valve stem caps out to titanium…
Josh’s Golf R on Rotiforms. Wish he had brought out the Civic…
Rich’s Element with a few changes this year. Rich always coming in with unique mods to his cars… I particularly dig the retrofitted headlights. Can’t go wrong with those.
David’s IS dumped low on Weds
Apparently no one took pics of his car – maybe they were just throwing shade. Lifewithjson throws shade sometimes, but not this time, David… Not this time…
Another shot of the tuck
Oh one more cause I want air now…
Errol’s Mugen wing
And just like that, they were back. Errol’s face hadn’t changed so that must mean a good thing…
These kind of shots are what the 35 f1.4 shines at… It just doesn’t showcase the car all that well.
Close up of Joe’s TCIII’s
Frontal of the Civic Type R
Honestly, I love this car but there’s something about the body lines that reminds me so much of the GR STI (my old STI) that I’m not sure I’m sold on. There are certain angles that just don’t rub me right but I still love it.
Jackie’s Tundra on bronze TE37’s
Jeev’s also brought out his Porsche sitting low. Looked nice with the sunset in the back.
Rear quarter. The lighting was too good to not take a shot.
The rear of Arif’s EK
Rear quarter of my FRS. I need another diffuser… I just don’t know which…
Big wings and things
Two M3’s beside each other both on TE37’s
Rear quarter of Arnold’s Type R. This angle is my favourite…
And maybe this one… But I’m an ass man so maybe I’m biased.
Mediocre shot of me and bossman Alex.
I’ll end it here with a random shot of my drive home. I’ll be honest, I missed nights like this. Just hanging out with cars and talking about random things. Hopefully I’ll have more time to get out and get more pictures this year. Adios!