On July 12 and 13, 2013 the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum hosted their second annual Traffic Jam, a cruise-in and car show. WAAAM is one of my favorite places to be and I love photographing there, so I made arrangements to go. I wanted to help out as well, so I set it up to photograph in the morning and then volunteer in the afternoon.

This would probably come as a surprise to non-photographers, but car shows are not the ideal place to photograph cars. It is usually very difficult to make a photo that does not have distracting elements in the background and the event usually does not allow for shooting at the ideal times of day. Still I thought this event would be a ton of fun and might allow for some great detail shots of old cars. I was right.

The event was a ton of fun. There were great people there, both some folks that I’ve been friends with for a while and some new friends. The weather was overall fantastic, although it was a bit warm for my liking by the end. There was plenty to do and fantastic cars to see.

In addition, I was able to make some detail shots that I really like, including this detail of a ’69 Camaro, one of my favorite cars, by the way. (Next entry, I’ll give you some details about how I made this shot.)

Overall, I highly recommend attending this event next year, and also the Hood River Fly In in September.

Take a look at my portfolio of Surface Vehicles.