2015 Tampa Auto Show: People standing in front of cars

 

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As if shooting an auto show (sans press pass) with a 50mm prime lens and a crop sensor isn’t nightmarish enough, I decided to try and get a decent shot of this Jaguar F-Type in the convention center’s main thoroughfare. Needless to say, distractions were abundant.

 

After my Friday morning trip to the heavily-attended Tampa Auto Show, I have an impressive selection of ruined photos (maybe I should call them surprise portrait sessions). Being the resourceful blogger I am, I decided to make the best of a bad situation and share the sub-par images with the world by creating this short photo story.

 

 

 

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An ever-present, slowly moving crowd surrounded this SLS AMG throughout the day. Obviously, this provided plenty of great, unobstructed photo opportunities.

 

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A beautiful blue BMW i8, perfectly blocked by a pack retirees. I know it’s hard to believe, but this was not the Republican National Convention. Those scissor doors just really draw them in.

 

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I’m not sure if that’s the new CTS-V breaking this man’s neck, or just that sweet Cowboys T-shirt. Anyone else notice how tame the CTS-V hood looks in comparison to the ATS-V’s?

 

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Sorry, man. The RS is locked. And no, the promo girls wouldn’t open it for me. Or anyone else for that matter. That being said, this car looks fantastic in person. I wonder how those ST owners are feeling right about now.

 

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Nothing beats getting that perfect iPad shot. Although yellow isn’t exactly the most alluring color the GT350 is offered in, the car looked beautiful nonetheless. The alcantara steering wheel is a nice addition as well.

 

I’ll be revisiting the show tomorrow afternoon, so it’s reasonable to expect a second installation of 2015 Tampa Auto Show: People standing in front of cars. As always, thanks for reading. Make sure to connect with me on social media!

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