Blue Mustang Fastback at the Long Beach Hi Performance Swap Meet

Long Beach Hi Performance Swap Meet

A blue Mustang Fastback at the Long Beach Hi Performance Swap Meet on a rainy day.

Once again the rain minimized the crowds at the Long Beach Hi Performance Swap Meet. I was skeptical in bringing my DSLR out for fear of it getting wet. However, I’m glad I did because this Mustang Fastback was waiting for me to take it’s picture.

The weather lately has been crazy in Southern California, one day it’s 80 degrees, then a few days later it’s in the 40’s and raining. Yesterday morning at the swap meet, it finally stopped raining allowing everyone to get a couple of hours of business.

Normally in this lot there are many cars out on display, some for sale others just for show. Towards the end of the morning only a few cars were out. This Mustang stood out in the cold wet lot.

I used a wide shot, focal length of 18mm at 100-ISO, f/13 and 250/sec. Because of the gloomy day the color of the car was a little underexposed so I adjusted the exposure a little in post-work. Shooting in overcast days is easy, but when you get the sun peaking in and out of the clouds, then that’s when it’s tricky.


Nacho is a car nut, constant traveler and photo contributor. Currently using a Nikon D5100 DSLR. "I'm not a pro, I just take pictures like one!"

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  • Lowell

    The weather is crazy all over the world and we’re just beginning to experience the changes climate change/global warming are bringing…

    But you got a great shot of this iconic car. I was never into Mustangs (couldn’t afford them anyway) but did like Corvettes, like the 1963 model.

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