The Details Matter
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The Details Matter

2015 Larz Anderson Auto Museum Corvette Day

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 The dew lay in droplets on the grass in my backyard as my driver, Justin Richard, and I started our trip for Corvette Day at the Lars Anderson Automotive Museum. The Miata began with a rip and rev forgetting that it was a mere 6 am on a Sunday morning. Today, I would be spending the day with a group of friends as we rallied from the Burlington Mall into Brookline. Rolling shots of these beauties was expected and a must, and as always safety is the utmost importance. With my friends, we discussed how we were going to organize the shots while driving on the highway.The picture that was desired required all cars to be in a solid formation, three cars in two rows and one car up front. We positioned ourselves in the parking lot in the formation so everyone knew the order. It is obvious that getting seven cars organized in an empty parking lot is easy, but on the highway can provide a challenge, especially if there was traffic. We lucked out and the shot was captured. Eight cars, including the Miata, were in sync.We rolled into the museum on that hot, sunny day, and I was beyond happy that I got the picture. As the event continued on, I began to think of my next layout for the Corvettes that I was going to take. Since it was Corvette Day and the different years and decades were represented the show, this would give me the perfect opportunity to get a model from different decades for a memorable shot on the front lawn with the museum in the background. After scouting the area for rare cars of each era, I was able to narrow down seven cars I would use for the shot. I wanted the layout of the shot not to be sequential by decade. I wanted the cars to be in a different layout since often they are viewed in order. I feel there is something to be said about comparing the models a few decades apart, as to more clearly see the differences, subtle and striking. The features that stay throughout the decades are the true.All the drivers of the cars were happy to be a part of the shoot and were accommaditing as I placed them on the lawn of the museum. It sometimes takes a few tries to position the cars, but the result was perfect. The shoot on the lawn and the rolling shots were a success. The owners were patient and helpful, and I was able to make it memorable.Keeping it to the details.