Top 10 Car Photos of 2013

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At the end of the year, I review the automotive photos that I have taken during the year at various events, and select the ones that I think are my top car photos. This year, I decided to select what I consider the top 10 automotive photos that I took, and show a few more that could have made it, but I decided that they weren’t in the very top 10.

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst – Henri Cartier-Bresson

While he was referring to film photos that each took serious contemplation before taking them, I published close to 10,000 car photos from events this year. That’s not family photos, or non-automotive photos – that just photos from car events. Most of the time, I was thinking about where the light was falling on the subject, where the best angle was, etc. – always trying to improve a little bit. Of course, that generated a LOT of photos through the year and gave me a lot of them to sift through to find this selection of only 10.

My only real purpose for doing it is so that I can review my photos the next year and see how I have improved, and where I still need to improve. This post is one of the ways that I review and see what I’ve learned over time. By comparing my photos of the present to the photos that I have taken in the past, I can see where I have improved, and where I need to focus my efforts to improve. Next year, I will compare my top 10 list and see what differences I find.

Below are what I consider to be the Top 10 of 2013 (in no particular order), plus a few more that probably could have made the cut at a different time.

Top 10

BMW on Road Atlanta
A Friend Completes His Final Lap On Road Atlanta
Porsche Slantnose 911 at Caffeine and Octane
Porsche Slantnose 911 at Caffeine and Octane
Hot Rod at Caffeine and Octane
Hot Rod at Caffeine and Octane
VW at Wall
Slammed VW – Light Blue doesn’t pop except against a dark background, like this textured wall
Yamaha R1 at Caffeine and Octane
Yamaha R1 at Caffeine and Octane
Widebody LS1 RX-7
Widebody LS1 RX-7
The Dually
The Dually, Built by Cutworm Specialties, at SouthrnFresh 3
The Dually
The Dually, Built by Cutworm Specialties, at SouthrnFresh 3
On The Track
On The Track at the NASA Fall Fling at Road Atlanta right as the Sun comes up over the trees at Turn 5
Staring at the Sun
My Mustang at Sunrise on Spectator Hill at Road Atlanta

Others That Did Not Make The Top 10

There were several that I like but I decided that they couldn’t make the Top 10, so I left a couple of them below.

Leading the Pack at the NASA Fall Fling at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA
Leading the Pack at the NASA Fall Fling at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA
Lift Off -  Import Showdown Fall 2013
Timing is Everything. At SDR for the Import Showdown Fall 2013 event.
Light Em Up - Import Showdown Spring 2013
Burnout at Import Showdown Spring 2013
Italian Stripes
Italian Stripes on a Ferrari 458 Spyder at Caffeine and Octane
Lotus Elise at Caffeine and Octane
Lotus Elise at Caffeine and Octane
Sun Shines on American Muscle
Two American Muscle Classics at Caffeine and Octane During the Fall