The Tech Stuff – - – Canon G11 compact camera – Wide-Angle Lens (6mm) – shot in RAW – truck headlights – multiple night exposures bracketed .5, 0, -.5 and then married in the chapel of Photomatix Pro – with special music by PhotoShoppe layered one with the other to a peaking crescendo! ~:0)
The Hair Raising Tale!!! – - – When a Shelby Cobra named Snake Bit meets up with a Saleen Prepared Police Pursuit Mustang U know there will be some noise! We ran across this delightful tableau on a moonless night out in the high-lonely. Out around state highway 16 North of Bandera the Mustang Pursuit set out to catch the Shelby Cobra with speed approaching 200 miles per hour ~:0)
Whew! What a ride! We were in the ol’ Yellow Truck when they shot by us like a rifle shot. First one – “Wha was tha-?” Boom! Then the other one blasts by us. Instinctively I floored it. Been chased a time or two me own self ~:0) But there was no way of keeping up with the Cobra or the Mustang. Especially with ol’what’shername stuck to the ceiling of the truck – Ha!
Funny thing is whenever I’m driving and something goes down it’s always my fault. U guys out there know what I mean. A flaming circus wagon could bust loose from a helicopter and fall from nowhere up ahead. I might brake and steer around the smashed bits all the while being blamed for carelessness for not anticipating or reacting appropriately to the 0.025 second event -ha! U’ve all been there. U know what I’m saying. But I digress ~:0)
Anyway – Cobra roaring toward Kerrville. Mustang catching it up from Bandera. Yellow truck in between when all the sudden we’re two miles behind them. Well I smell a photograph! The game is afoot as far as I’m concerned. Ol’-J wants to turn around and head home. ”No Way! I Shouts!!! I’m gettin’ that shot!” – sez I – and off we goes! Actually, I can only drive so fast with an hysterical sheila screaming her head off next to me on a twisting road on a moonless night. And in pursuit of a Snake Bit Cobra! So’s we wasn’t the first ones on the scene when we caught up with the copper an his prize! But we was third ~:0)
So here’s the shot of the Cobra and the Police Pursuit cooling off in the middle of the road. The additional lighting for the photograph courtesy of the Ol’ Yellow Truck’s headlights and light bar. Think it turned out pretty good. Good enough to put up on ur wall that’s for sure ~:0) VivaChas!