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Hot Summer Nights (HSN) 6 Car Show in Mall of Asia

First Cars that I saw in Hot Summer Nights 6
First Cars that I saw in Hot Summer Nights 6
May 18, 2013 - It was during this day that I decided to explore photography more by covering a car show. To tell you the truth, I'm not much of a car enthusiast, but with the hope of developing an interest, I chose to attend this event. Fortunately, my good friend Nathaniel Chan (along with JD Castillo) tagged along with me to cover as well, and teach me some of the basics.

To give you an idea: this event, entitled Hot Summer Nights 6, was held in the IMAX Open Parking Grounds and officially opened 4:00pm while the program started at about 7:00pm. Unfortunately, we weren't able to stay that long for the program.

Basically, in this non-food-related blog post, I'm just going to share selected photos from my first-ever on-field photography exercise. I hope you'll enjoy!

For the first shots, I was still getting the hang of it. I didn't know exactly how to capture the subjects (i.e. cars), so I decided to just toy with the camera first. Later on, I asked Nat to let me see his shots. That was the time when I got an idea on how to go about it.
Car Show in Mall of Asia
Just starting to understand how to cover this kind of event
         Nissan Skyline GT-R R34   BMW Z
Random Car in Mall of Asia Car Show
Just a random snapshot!

Toyota Racing Development: Engine
Car Interior of a Convertible

1970 Mini Clubman

Red Nissan 240SX
Red Nissan 240SX

Green Lantern: Toyota BB
Green Lantern: Toyota BB


    Random Trike in Car Show 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Closer Look: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray


Audi R8
Stunning Audi R8


Audi R8

     Nissan 350Z / Nissan FairladyZ   Dodge Charger Daytona R/T  Willys Jeep

Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro

1963 Chevrolet Impala

1963 Chevrolet Impala
1963 Chevrolet Impala

Renz Cheng with the 1963 Chevrolet Impala
The "blogger" with the 1963 Chevrolet Impala

The Car and the Blogger


During this time, I was starting to appreciate cars! I didn't expect to have a blast, but I did! Plus, I was really starting to understand how I should take photos!

Yes, I know there is still a large room for improvement, but hey, at least I'm making so improvements! 

Trivia: Nat Chan mentioned that this car is more like a Gangsta car which somehow explains my pose.

Honda s2000
Honda S2000

     Dodge Challenger  Different Angle: Honda S2000

Honda Civic Basketball Theme
Honda Civic in Style!

Modified Honda Civic

Taking a Break at 5:00 pm


This one caught my attention because of the doors and of course the design. I believe this is a modified Honda Civic.

At this point, it was already an hour past the opening (which was 5:00pm), and we were getting tired. I realized how difficult it is to cover an event outdoor because of the extreme heat!
Hot Summer Nights 6 in Mall of Asia
Taking a break from the exhaustion!

Chevrolet Camaro

1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
Ms. Pouty Lips with the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

A Closer Look: Ms. Pouty LipsWillys Jeep


Interior: Willys Jeep
Interior: Willys Jeep

Renz Cheng in Willys Jeep
Renz Cheng in Willys Jeep!

Renz Cheng in Willys Jeep

As seen in the photo, I was getting pretty exhausted, but I still manage to strike a "pose" for this photo. I found the car interesting because it was different from the rest, and the fact that it was a "jeep".

At this point, it was already nearing 6:00pm indicating that we were taking photos for about 2 hours already!




Lancer Evolution


Toyota 86
Toyota 86
Favorite Photo of Toyota Hilux in Hot Summer Nights 6 Car Show
My Favorite Shot: Toyota Hilux
Mall of Asia: Clouds While Sunset
Mall of Asia: Clouds While Sunset
You now reached the final photo I took for the event! The day practically went well, and stunning even! We were all tired during that time, so we decided to reward ourselves by eating in Yabu! That's a different story (blog post for this matter), so, there you have it - the first ever car show that I attended!

Special thanks to Nat Chan and Alberto Del Rosario for helping me out in naming the model of the cars and to JD Castillo for tagging along as well in this event! 

Hot Summer Nights 6
Bumper to Bumper 5 Carshow
May 18, 2013
IMAX Open Parking Grounds



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