Strobist Assignment - What Moves Me

A while back I decided to try out one of Strobist's photo assignments, and made a picture of my new car, an '03 VW Passat W8. I've been really enjoying driving it and went up to Mount Washington with @jdebner to shoot the car. We used one of my Alienbee B800s connected to a Vagabond II (power source) on a lightstand into a large softbox and Josh ran around the car strobing all over the place. Then I stacked up all the photos in Photoshop and painted in the parts of layers to get highlights to show up on the car. I think it turned our pretty nice for just using one light.

What Moves Me: My VW

A meaningful song.

Was just listening to an album in the car last night that I haven't stuck in for a couple years - this track stuck out to me.

i'm a fair weather friend i'm a colorless view but i'm willin' to make a deal if you think you can make some faith here inside i'll drive off and marry you

i'm only alive with you i can't get by and i won't get through so put me in the river and let me say i do i'm only alive with you

you're a sight for sore eyes and a newborn cry in a year where there are so few if you throw me a line, i'll show you in time i'm falling in love with you

though my heart has been torn by loves i have worn and i'm tempted by them ever still i tremble inside when you walk in the room you hold my affections and will

-Jars of Clay "Only Alive"