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pandora 3rd January 2011 09:20 AM

Classic Cars Downunder
 

I sat in my car by the Snow Road and waited and watched the cars heading back to Melbourne and beyond.
1. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-01.jpg
All were shot with the E-3 (hand held) through the window of my car as they went by at irregular intervals.
2. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-02.jpg
The machines were performing and on display at the North Eastern town of Bright.
3. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-03.jpg
These are just some from the many I captured but I can put names to very few of them.
4. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-04.jpg
I have little if no personal interest in cars aside from photography. You could say that I'm strictly a point a to point b man!
5. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-05.jpg
The driver gives a toot and a friendly wave!
6. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-11.jpg

pandora 3rd January 2011 09:25 AM

Re: Classic Cars Downunder
 
To vary the backdrops I used three locations - the above from a pillar at the end of a bridge
7. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-06.jpg
Needless to say I missed a couple of "Doozies" between locations.
8. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-07.jpg
I was amazed at the magnificent way all vehicles were presented and can appreciate the work that went into them.
9. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-08.jpg
I enjoyed the day's outing and had learnt a lot from the previous day's shoot.
10. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-09.jpg
It was a fantastic day, hot sunny weather, but in typical haste I had left my water at home.
11. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-10.jpg
A new technique for the stupid (like me)that I don't recommend, is driving at 50mph while shooting oncoming cars
through the windshield closing at around 100mph - this example is uncropped and the composition, pure luck.
12. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-12.jpg
If I suddenly stop posting then you will know that I failed to master the technique ...

pandora 3rd January 2011 09:27 AM

Re: Classic Cars Downunder
 
13. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-13.jpg
The actual Rally was over and I parked my car at a number of locations along the "Snow Road" to catch them driving home.
14. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-14.jpg
Vehicle speeds were within Victorian Highway limits, 50-60mph.
15. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-15.jpg
My shoot was from about 11:00AM until 3:00PM on Sunday as I sat comfortably in my car beneath a tree listening to the radio.
16. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-16.jpg
Many drivers waved to me as they sped by and left me rather envious!
17. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-17.jpg
The E-3 performed flawlessly on the basic set up described below.
18. http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Hotrod-18.jpg
E-3 Settings used to set up the shoot - File format, Super fine JPEG -
Continuous focus at 5 fps - AP Mode @ f/4.4-5.6 - Average shutter speed 1/1000sec - Picture mode, Vivid -
In-camera-body IS2 for panning - Olympus Zuiko Kit lens 40-150mm (80-300mm Equivalent) -0.3 EV with Circular Polarizer.
CS3 Processing

theMusicMan 3rd January 2011 10:05 AM

Re: Classic Cars Downunder
 
Lots of pics to look at here Mark, but the colours of the car in #17 grabbed my attention. Nice paintwork on that one!

In noticed some interesting registration plates too.

pandora 3rd January 2011 10:19 AM

Re: Classic Cars Downunder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by theMusicMan (Post 97191)
Lots of pics to look at here Mark, but the colours of the car in #17 grabbed my attention. Nice paintwork on that one!
In noticed some interesting registration plates too.

In all, the Rally attracted some 500 entrants. I managed to capture a handful and missed lots of magnificent cars as I drove in the opposite direction.

smartwombat 3rd January 2011 05:28 PM

Re: Classic Cars Downunder
 
Nice cars, some shots suffer from heat haze I think.
Are they all American? Ford, Chevy - where are the native classics?

jonsey 3rd January 2011 05:47 PM

Re: Classic Cars Downunder
 
great series, thanks for sharing, some fab motors there*yes

StephenL 3rd January 2011 05:51 PM

Re: Classic Cars Downunder
 
Some well prepared cars there. A lot are what I'd call hot-rods rather than pure classics, but prepared with love and skill none the less.

Danny 3rd January 2011 06:06 PM

Re: Classic Cars Downunder
 
Some real lovelies in there, the colours really jump out. Number 17 is a cracker, great paint work

pandora 3rd January 2011 09:00 PM

Re: Classic Cars Downunder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by smartwombat (Post 97239)
Nice cars, some shots suffer from heat haze I think.
Are they all American? Ford, Chevy - where are the native classics?

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonsey (Post 97247)
great series, thanks for sharing, some fab motors there*yes

Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 97250)
Some well prepared cars there. A lot are what I'd call hot-rods rather than pure classics, but prepared with love and skill none the less.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danny (Post 97258)
Some real lovelies in there, the colours really jump out. Number 17 is a cracker, great paint work

Thanks for your feedback, guys.

Smart Wombat - Yes, all participating cars were either American or British as far as I know. Australia had no car industry until after WWII when it developed the Holden. There may have been a few Holdens in the Rally but I saw none.

Stephen
- I should have made it more clear in my intro that the event was actually billed as the 2010 Classic Cars & Hot Rods Rally


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