Ford Thunderbird 1955-1957 First Generation Sacred Heart Church Tampa Wedding

Ford Thunderbird 1955-1957 First Generation - decorated for a wedding in Tampa - Nikon D300 with Tamron 17-50mm @ f/8 ISO 200 1/125th tripod mountedIn the early summer I second shot for a very large Tampa Wedding.  My first duty was to photograph the groom getting ready then head to the Sacred Heart Church in downtown Tampa to get shots of the pre-wedding ceremony.  This allowed me to photograph a first generation circa 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird in full "Just Got Married" decoration.  Though I had the time, there were still obstacles to shooting how I wanted to in limo drivers arriving and taxis and other regular traffic zooming by so I had to keep one eye on staying alive and the other on the Thunderbird.  

1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird looking very classy in front of Sacred Heart Church in Tampa - Nikon D300 with Tamron 17-50mm @ f/8 ISO 200 5-bracket HDR tripod mountedDespite there being traffic, that did not stop me from scurrying out into the middle of the street to make the above HDR image of the elaborate architecture of the Sacred Heart Church entrance complemented by the classic profile lines of the Thunderbird.  Cars from the 50s have such a presence.  I wonder if current auto workers feel as much pride when a Focus rolls off the assembly line today as they did when one of these beauties did in the 50s?  

Leave the future behind . . . - Nikon D300 with Tamron 17-50mm @ f/8 ISO 200 1/100th tripod mountedI very much look forward to someday owning a classic car myself and doing the best thing the continental United States has to offer, driving from coast-to-coast.