Photographing Mustangs in Shelton
Sometimes when it comes to photography, I have a tendency to agree to a photograph something before getting all the details, and it usually bites me in the ass. For example; a studio I occasionally work for, asked me if I wanted to assist, photographing a Ford Mustang event. Since I wasn’t working that day, ait sounded fun, and of course I love cool cars, plus they said I could snap a few shots of my own, I agreed. After agreeing to do the shoot, I found out the location was at a drag strip near Sanderson Air Field in Shelton, Washington. As you can’t see by the Google directions, it was a two-hour drive from my house.
I woke up nice and early allowing extra time for the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia traffic that I would need to go through. I followed the directions as provided by Google Maps, only to end up down a dirt road surrounded by trees. That’s right, the directions as seen here provided by Google, do not take you to the airport, they take you to nowhere… literally! Luckily, I was driving my Toyota Tacoma, so I had no issues with the road, but I did have an event to get to so couldn’t spend a lot of time driving around the backwoods near Shelton.
After turning around, and going to the actual town, I talked to a gas station attendant, who told me the airport was right off Hwy 101. In step four of Google directions, it says to exit, instead of saying, “Continue to follow 101 until you hit the airport” like it should.
Google, I would like to say, “fuck you very much for those wonderful directions.”
But at least I didn’t follow the directions into a river, the ocean, or another country like some drivers been known to do.
In case you are wondering I did make it to the photoshoot on time and had a pretty darn good time at the event. A few of the drivers were a little bitchy about the setup taking so long to get the large group image the photographer was after, but then again, you can’t please everyone. And the drive home took twice as long, thanks to rush hour traffic. But I did get the opportunity to snap a few really great pictures while there, and of course I got paid as well.