Did you ever try to take a photo of your classic car on a narrow two lane rickety bridge? Get out quick and take the photo while there is no traffic (you are blocking one lane) and jump back in without falling in the water. Or you might have your wife standing by, tripod all set next to the nearest abutment. Then when it is all done you don't like the results and tell her so. Boy is that a recipe for disaster!
Ralph Roark has a more sane (and safe) suggestion for those interested in photographing their prize antique in a flattering setting. What about a genuine hayfield with backdrops of stone walls, cornfields, gigantic old trees, and blue sky? It is all available on Ralph and Anne's farm in North Stonington. Ralph was kind enough to offer their place as a picturesque and safe environment for your own private photo shoot.
As many of you know, Ralph and Anne own a beautiful 1960 Willys Jeep CJ5. Ralph has provided us with a series of photos to illustrate some suggested settings. I have taken the liberty to change the lighting and crop on some of them just to show that it is possible make edits when you get home with your camera full of farmyard frames.
Ralph did a great job with these pictures. Give him a call to arrange for your own shoot at his terrific location. Do it now because there is about a 3-week window before seasonal changes prevent Ralph from driving vehicles to these spots.