Just a quickie today for you. About a month back I bought a new car, a 2016 Subaru WRX. If you’ve followed this blog long enough you know that in its beginning it was heavily automotive oriented because at the time I was shooting and publishing mostly automotive work as that was the field of photography I was concentrating in. Nowadays, however, that’s not so much the case for a number of reasons, but I still love performance cars, driving, and photography, and since that’s fairly strong in my blood, it’s only natural that I’d start shooting snaps of the new ride.
The photo above was taken during an evening drive that was part of burning off break-in miles and looking for photo ops. En route, there’s a power station that has a number of old industrial sites nearby with easy access and no nosy folk to get in the way. I pulled into one of them, lined up the car how liked, and then took about 7-8 shots. I had brought my Pentax 645 with me, which had a half-shot roll in it, so this was a great chance to burn off the roll. Overall, a nice result, but since it was a bit off-the-cuff I didn’t have a towel to wipe the tire treads properly. I also don’t have a polarizer for this camera, so that’s something I would correct in the future. Still, the result is quite attractive just the same, so thought I’d share it.
Camera specifics are a Pentax 645 w/ Pentax 75mm f/2.8 SMC-A, Arista EDU 400 B&W film developed in D76 1:1 and scanned on an Epson V500. The scans were pp’d in Lightroom 5 like all of my film shots.