Tom’s Welding is owned by a father-son team and two massive bull dogs. When I first saw the dogs behind the fence, my legs locked and I couldn’t take another step. Bull dogs have a bad reputation and the massive jaws and necks could rip human bones to shreds. My curiosity won and I couldn’t resist poking though the Route 66 treasure trove in the shop. The dogs turn out to be sweethearts and in no time, I was crouching on the floor with the dogs taking a picture of Tom’s son who let the sparks fly for our photo shoot.
This is what I would call a snap shot, but this place has hundreds of old signs from Route 66.
We had very little time to get ready to take these shots and I’m glad I know my D7000 well. Most of time, I shoot aperture priority, but I switched to shutter speed priority down to 1/5 second to capture the trails of the sparks.