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  #118 Old, But Not Human
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Old but beautifully restored       ©2012 Mepo
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       1st place, 216 points
1/30s, f5.6, ISO 80, ?, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: From RAW. Crop, Contrast, Brightness USM Cloned out some small distractions.       Extra Info: Song: The Eagles - Take it to the limit.

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time.

See if you can read it without singing :-)
 
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Mepo
Aug 30, 2012
    Fran - So good to see you here again! Thanks for the comment. The fading light made me desperate to find a better shot. Thumbs up for the flip down LCD :-)

Franz07
Aug 30, 2012
    Great shot, Michael.
The perspective makes it special.

Mepo
Aug 30, 2012
    Lo Thanks & no comment :-)
doto - Thank you - your comment helped me come up with the next challenge topic.

doto
Aug 28, 2012
    Congratulations on a fantastic shot, showing what a unique angle can do, the PP is wonderful too - I really liked it.

Lo
Aug 28, 2012
    Jade - You're right about Gatsby - I'm happy with the package I got - even if he never came through on the plane ride he promised!

Mepo
Aug 27, 2012
    Bill - Many thanks - I did try hard with the 57 Chev but none worked as well as this. I was so lucky this guy parked near that tree!! As for cooking something up - I need all the help I can get. I need a good topic that's fun and interesting yet not restrictive. Please submit any suggestions by email along with a $3 bill.

Mepo
Aug 27, 2012
    Jade - Thanks for the congrats. It was very much a tribute to Thomas who has inspired me with his old cars, his love of music nad his innovative photos.

Quote "I'm so confused!!!" Naw - it's too easy. LOL

wrosenthal
Aug 27, 2012
    Nice win! It got my vote, but I think the '57 Chevy should have been an automatic win. It's a legacy! Now let's see what you and Jade can cook up for us.

Jade O.
Aug 27, 2012
    Kept wondering what this car was doing in Sweden along with the '57 Chevy! Then I find out it's Holmes not Henrikson! And Lo is looking for the Great Gatsby (boy did she get a different package!)* lol! And literally Adirondack Gal has gone to the hood! (Bro?!!) I'm so confused!!!

But congrats!

*(Gatsby was so shallow. She went for depth!)

Lo
Aug 27, 2012
    A really sensational shot. I keep waiting to see the Great Gatsby to stroll into view. I'll bet the owner would be really pleased with it.
Edited on Aug 28, 2012

Adirondack Gal
Aug 27, 2012
    Congratulations, Bro! This is an awesome image!

mrsawyer
Aug 27, 2012
    Congrats Michael! (cannon fodder indeed!)

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Una
Aug 27, 2012
    Good perspective, nice car!

Mepo
Aug 26, 2012
    PhillipW - Thanks.
Old Finn - This is a modern conversion of an old Ford Model T (I think). I will put another view in the outtakes that will show more of the conversion.
Edited on Aug 26, 2012

Old Finn
Aug 26, 2012
    Nice angle of view. Was there highways in the time this model was on the roads? A very beautiful old car.
Edited on Aug 26, 2012

PhillipW
Aug 26, 2012
    Excellent! Great colour, lighting and composition and suited to the theme. High favourite, good luck.

Mepo
Aug 25, 2012
    It's very encouraging to get so many comments so soon. Thank you all.

el - Our local watering hole holds an old car rallye some nights. I got there just after sunset - late becasue I forgot about the high rise that blocks the setting sun from the parking lot so my ground level shot was partly in desperation and partly to avoid including the dark parking lot. The rumour that I was drunk and fell onto my camera is entirely unsubstantiated :-}

fc - Please don't sing :-0

NileLily - I'm with you there love these old cars.

Jade - Delighted but not surprised you noticed the triangle - the yellow line was supposed to be my baseline. Re your dedication in the Forum - this one is dedicated to Thomas - I hope he likes it - his kind of car.

raf - Much appreciated. Not just avoiding clutter but also darkness.

rafinmelb
Aug 25, 2012
    Terrific subject, but even better photographic thinking to shoot at this Nile. It gives a different perspective and helps avoid background clutter. Well done

Jade O.
Aug 25, 2012
    Too few think to shoot from this angle but this is where the shot is made and where the real feel of this hot rod is brought to the viewer. Excellent choice of perspective perspective and very nice composition with the beautiful triangle from tree to roof, grill, light, fender bumper tree, and across that great suspension and rubber. Even the paint stripe I think adds here. This is one for Hot Rodder Magazine!

NileLily
Aug 25, 2012
    Neat shot. Wishing one day these models will come back.

forkcandles
Aug 24, 2012
    love the angle here gives the car so much oomph and i bet she sounds nice which is more than can be said for mysinging

elliott
Aug 23, 2012
    great. perfect perspective or point of view. makes sense.
high in my favorites.
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