This is a very old photo I shot back in 2010 when I was first getting into photography. I remember I really didn’t know what I was doing, I just wanted to shoot. A couple of my friends and I went into this abandoned place in Reno Nevada and hung out there all day. I took lots of shot but this is one of my favorites. How time flies…
I shot this at the Reno Balloon Races a few years back during sunrise. I wanted to get the formation of the planes and the liberty balloon in the same frame. It all happened so fast but I did manage to get it.
I felt it told a better story by getting both in the same shot. The planes are the US Air force and the balloon says liberty, all in flight. Like a bird in the sky dancing freely among the clouds.
This is the famous society sign in Reno Nevada. I shot this a long time ago after a business trip I took there. This is one of the coolest signs ever, it just has so much character. I always wonder why we don’t make cool stuff like this. Seems like everything we make now is kind of lame and its only made to last a little bit. Back then things were made to last a lifetime and the designs were just amazing.
What one do you like better, black and white or color?
I love signs, I always find my self taking pictures of them. I think it is important to persevere them even if its with a photo. I shot this a while back in Reno Nevada. I found it so cool, I added a texture to it and this is the result.
By the way, did you look at this awesome phone booth???? I wonder if it’s still there!!!
I love it how it came out :)
Here is on I shot in a really cold miserable morning in Reno Nevada, I remember I was freezing my tail off and I just could not get warm. When I looked out the window of my hotel and saw the colors I had to go outside and take a picture.
I started walking up the stairs of this particular parking garage just to get the blood flowing to warm up. As soon as I stepped foot outside I was miserably cold all over again.
I love how the picture came out, makes the chills all worth it.
Camera settings: 1/80 sec f4.5 ISO 100 70mm (70-200mm lens)
Hot August Nights is an incredible event that takes place in Reno Nevada. If you like cars, from new cars to classic cars this is the place to be. Thousands of people from around the world gather here with an insane collection of cars from old to new. This is a great family event or a great place to check out some wicked rides.
I my self love cars, and this place is eye candy, I have been attending this event since I was 15 years old, yes that long. If you ever get a chance to attend you should, there are great concerts, awesome street food, and of course some insane collector cars.