Canibeat’s First Class Fitment this year was a huge turnout. They received more application this years than the last two years combined. Out of roughly 1,500 submissions, they accepted 300 cars, the cream of the crop. Three talented DJs kept the massive crowd entertained, and a handful of vendors provided a wide variety of merchandise, from t-shirts to wheel sets. Although my car hadn’t got accepted into the show, I still turned plenty of heads in the spectator lot. All in all, I spent over five hours there, covering the events, checking out the fitted rides, and meeting some cool new people. Canibeat outdid themselves again and I’m already looking forward to next years show!
The Fresh Meet at Kean University yesterday was a great turnout, it far surpassed my expectations. Despite being exhausted, hungry, dehydrated, sunburnt, and soaked in sweat to say the least, everyone including myself still managed to have an amazing time. The staff did a good job organizing everything and more than half of the cars were actually worth seeing (an unusual occurance). I took over one hundred pictures in between taking breaks to dry my face and find water, and edited nearly fifty that I felt best portrayed the day in a nutshell.
After spending a few hours on the boadwalk eating polish ice and giant slices of pizza with Claire, an amazing fireworks show ended our lovely night with a “bang”! I was fortunate enough to claim a good place on the beach to set up and shoot. I captured nearly a hundred photos, and was suprisingly happy with almost all of them. I tried to pick the best of the best to keep this post to a minimum. Enjoy!
Another storm rolled through Ocean County again early last night. As the storm subsided, I prepared to head to Long Beach Island to take another stab at night time lightning shots. Hoping this time would turn out more of a success than the last, Claire and I headed out around 10pm and got where we wanted to be around 10:30. To my surprise, there were a good amount of spectators, so we found a quiet spot on the beach, set up, and began shooting. I was instantly happy with the first few shots and just knew this turnout would be better than before.
Sure enough, I had more keepers this time around. However, these still are not perfect. I must admit I left the aperature between 3.5 and 5.6 rather than 12 or higher. I’m not happy about it but I’ll be sure to get it right next time around. At this rate, were sure to have at least one good storm a week.