Eyeing the Competition

This was shot during the early morning hours of the Goodguys West Coast National Hotrod and Custom show. Competitors lined up before sunrise to find prime spots to take advantage of either light or shade to showcase their cars. We arrived at 6:30am to find dark and foggy conditions due to the influence of the Marine Layer. By 8am the sun was burning through and the beauty of the assembled cars was glistening off the early morning light. We found a line of competitors and wanted to exhibit the qualities of a Nikon 70-200mm f2,8 lens. It allows one to focus clearly on the subject while creating those wonderful blobs in the background…they are called “Bokeh”…cool,eh?  This is spectacular for portraits as well!

Now a bit about the show! Long known as the “Crown Jewel” of Goodguys events, the 25th annual West Coast Nationals returned home to the Pleasanton Fairgrounds weekend bringing over 3,000  rods, customs, classics and muscle cars from around the world! The West Coast Nationals is the largest participant automotive event in the Western United States and offers show goers the world’s finest American hot rods, customs and classics.


5 responses

  1. Yes cool, as in your photo. Totally awesome bokeh dude.

    August 30, 2011 at 8:24 am

  2. Good God, the DOF here is so tasty I swear it’s chocolate! Awesome photo Erik! Can’t wait for more, this is a great great series.

    August 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

  3. Absolutely love the composition on this one and the DOF is spot on.

    September 7, 2011 at 11:01 pm

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