This was the 3 rd annual event that I attended , The event has expanded this year by adding a track day at Monticello Raceway on Fri Sept 30th , A tour d’Elegance on Saturday October 1st and finally the Concours d’Elegance at the Dolce Hotel and Resort presented by Benzel Busch Motor car corporation .
Here are a few images from that day displaying some of the classic cars
And this is one that I had the privilege of owning in my teenage years , mine was British racing green , I had Double barrel Webber Carburetors, I had removed the 1.7 liter engine and replaced with a 2 liter the car had plenty of pep afterwards so its always nice to see Alfa Romeos
I scheduled a day to travel up to Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets . Although I met many challenges that day , I had planned to stop by Orange County Choppers in Newburg New York to finally capture an HDR from the Attractive building. I always passed by on the NYS throughway but was never able to stop . So after a few hrs of light shopping we decided to head over to the Headquarters before it became too late . Looking at my cell phone to find a “SOS” indicator and my Cell was rendered useless. It seems I was bumped off of the Verizon network onto the Tmobile network so I was unable to call for any info so decided to take a drive over .
I punched in the Address in my trusty navigation only to find that it was unable to locate the area since it may have been built on some unknown road or property . So opted to just find it by eye since my Navigation on my benz is outdated even with updated CD’s and my phone crapped out . As I was driving endlessly between exit 16 and 17 on I-87 to find out there is no exit for 30 miles in between those two exits . So with a little luck and magic , I was able to find it and pull into the parking lot .
Upon arrival, I went in to ask permission to use my equipment inside and around the development Which the staff was more than happy and graciously allowed me to roam the property at my own will . Then the news came of that I had only 45 minutes before the business would close . Event though the sign indicated that they close at 9 PM on Sat nights. She informed me to get busy . So , HDR in mind I was mainly concerned with the Facade / building exterior . It has plenty of glass , Lighting and steel for a great effect which these are the elements I look for in creating one of my HDR . Dis appointed with the snow around the area so I am not sure of what kind of result I am going to achieve , Here are a few HDR images from the outside .
Now with limited time , We approached the interior which I found to be a challenge . For starters, I was not prepared to photograph the inside since there are many distractions like transitions in the floor , Security ropes near the bikes , people , Flash reflecting of the glass ect . So I opted to simply shoot in Auto with no flash . i didnt count on having some great results but I figured while I was there with limited time on my hands that I would just shoot some basic shots . They are not sharp and the lighting is way off but it serves my purpose of using them for a test blog so I can get acclimated with this format and work out some bugs because I honestly dont know what to expect from this page when I am finished . I have something in mind but Its a work in progress and eventually I will and most will be satisfied with the results .