I have something to admit. Something that I wanted to share with the world. I have a secret love of ……………………..old (classic) vehicles. As long as I could remember, I always had a fascination with old vehicles, even as a young child. I love going to car shows and looking at all the beautiful classic vehicles inside and out. Old vehicles was so interesting and beautiful to me.
When I started my photography journey, any time I would come across a classic car or truck, I just have to take a picture of it. Weirdo, I know. If I don’t take a pic, I feel like I just missed out on something. Even if I have to sit in the middle of the road or lay on the ground, I will get my picture, the picture that I envisioned. Sometimes it’s the entire car and other times it is just a piece of the car, something that I found interesting or beautiful. And if there is someone in it, apparently that won’t stop me, I will get that picture. And here’s my story behind that.
The second picture of the green car with flames, I saw in the local hospital in town just sitting in the parking lot. It was just sitting there, begging me to take its picture. Since it wasn’t turned on, I thought what the hell, no one would see me being a weirdo taking a picture of a random car I just happen to stumble upon. I took an entire car picture but didn’t like it. So, I snapped away. I took a few pics laying on the ground facing up and others I took hunched over it, trying to get the certain car piece’s picture. Would I have done that if I knew someone was in the car, watching me? Ummmmm no, no I wouldn’t. I left the parking lot excited and couldn’t wait till nighttime to look at them. Little did I know, that there was someone sitting in the passenger seat watching me the entire time, not saying a word or letting me know someone was in there. As I looked through my pics, I noticed something and upon further investigation I quickly learned that there was someone in the car, watching me the entire time. I busted out laughing, feeling completely embarrassed. I couldn’t believe it! Somone just sat there watching me, getting a kick out of my photo obsession, being a crazy photographer. ahahahahahaha.
Now I know, when I see an old car with tinted windows that there could be someone in there, ready to watch their Sera Show. I should always knock and ask permission before I attempt this. That way this moment won’t happen again, well it will but not with photographing old cars. Gotta love those moments 🙂