The above photo is what started it. I don't normally do the "touchdown" dance over a photo but I really like this one. The mood was great, the ground was nice and wet, which lent itself to some great reflections and with the magic of Photoshop, I was able to create some movement in the clouds (it was a pretty still day). Awesome, right? Well, not so fast my friend. This isn't the shot, yes, I like this one a lot but all the while taking this photo, I had visions of the city of Tampa skyline in the background, the hood down and that feeling of watching over the city.
As an artist, I'm at a slight disadvantage when I get these visions. Why? Mainly because my only artistic talent is what I can accomplish with my camera, I can't paint, I can't draw and you don't want to hear me sing (just ask my wife :) ) . So what's a guy suppose to do? How do I get this vision out of my head? Honestly, every time I looked at Randy's car, it would pop back in my head , taunting me , daring me to find a way to make it happen.
I've found that the best way to deal with these things is to go back through your old images and see if you can find a spot that might work for your vision. I was in luck, back in January I had taken some photos of some Mustangs from the room of the Tampa Bay Times Forum parking lot.
That's pretty close to what I was looking for, now all I had to do was convince Randy that we needed to get this out of my head and into my computer (there's a Billy Ocean song in there somewhere, isn't there?). After explaining what I wanted to do, Randy said yes , let's try to pull this off.
So we did.
Thank you, Randy for helping me get this out of my head. :) Now, if I could only get all these cars out to Nevada and the Valley of Fire, I could get the other thousand or so shots that are stuck in my head out.
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