I headed for Bowling Green, KY this morning to go the drag race at Beech Bend Raceway. The Weather Gods had other ideas though, and it sprinkled rain all the way between Nashville and Bowling Green. I stopped and got a cup of coffee and looked at the radar, and determined that things were going to get a lot worse before they got any better. So rather than waste a trip I decided to go the National Corvette Museum, and that was probably the smartest decision I’ve made in a while.
One caveat though: Like most museums this one is designed for visitors to view the exhibits. That doesn’t necessarily translate that well to photographing the exhibits. The lighting is designed to illuminate the exhibits from the top which leaves lots of shadows below. Additionally, the brightly polished finishes reflect the lights creating “Hot Spots” and, in some cases, bands from adjacent colored lights. And then there is the fact that the exhibits are close together which makes it difficult to get individual photographs of them. I’m certainly not picking on the designers of these exhibits, to the contrary they are great. This is a common to virtually all museums, so we just do the best that we can to get decent photographs.