Handheld speedlights, snoots and gels were the perfect tools for the 66 Car Museum in Santa Rosa. Artificial light helped bring out details in the large selection of classic cars.
Blue Swallow Motel
We spent the next two days in Tucumcari based out of the famous Blue Swallow Motel. We used Elinchrom strobe lights and worked with rockabilly models to capture the spirit of the 1950s
Route 66 Texas
We worked in black and white for several of our stops in Texas to capture the vintage feel of the area. Glenrio, Adrian, the Second Amendment Cowboy and the Big Texas all looked great in monochrome.
The Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo is always a favorite with our groups. This year we had overcast skies which cut down on midday contrast. Colorful Cadillacs stick out of the ground in a corn field and grafitti is encouraged.
For our final shoot of the workshop we worked with Anthony, a local. He has lived in the area for 53 years and is a great storyteller. We used a smaller Elinchrom strobe light to bring the portrait to life.
We always enjoy Tucumcari. More than any other town on Route 66, it embodies the spirit of the Mother Road. It is a great place to relax, enjoy classic neon and hang out with new and old friends.