With a little patience, and some creative angling I found myself able to recreate a hypothetical scene from an earlier time and era. The building behind the car hosted 20 children getting a group photo before the parade began. There were also some random people walking the sidewalk and lingering where I did not want them in my frame. To remove the crowd I knelt down low, and carefully watched the viewfinder for the stranglers to leave the frame. More than once I had to relax, dip the camera down and practice some patience.
In an age where some magic filters can re-create a scene or eliminate lots of unwanted distractions, it felt good to get it 90% of the way I wanted it as shot. I chose a black and white version to make it feel even more like the period it was to represent.
P.S. This is my father’s Buttercup attending the Cherry Blossom Parade with the DC Area Ford Model A club. It was a fun day to drive around the A way!