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Classic Cars Downunder


I sat in my car by the Snow Road and waited and watched the cars heading back to Melbourne and beyond.
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All were shot with the E-3 (hand held) through the window of my car as they went by at irregular intervals.
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The machines were performing and on display at the North Eastern town of Bright.
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These are just some from the many I captured but I can put names to very few of them.
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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!
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The driver gives a toot and a friendly wave!
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Re: Classic Cars Downunder

To vary the backdrops I used three locations - the above from a pillar at the end of a bridge
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Needless to say I missed a couple of "Doozies" between locations.
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I was amazed at the magnificent way all vehicles were presented and can appreciate the work that went into them.
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I enjoyed the day's outing and had learnt a lot from the previous day's shoot.
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It was a fantastic day, hot sunny weather, but in typical haste I had left my water at home.
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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.
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If I suddenly stop posting then you will know that I failed to master the technique ...
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Re: Classic Cars Downunder

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The actual Rally was over and I parked my car at a number of locations along the "Snow Road" to catch them driving home.
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Vehicle speeds were within Victorian Highway limits, 50-60mph.
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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.
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Many drivers waved to me as they sped by and left me rather envious!
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The E-3 performed flawlessly on the basic set up described below.
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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 -
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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.
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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.
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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?
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great series, thanks for sharing, some fab motors there
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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.
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Re: Classic Cars Downunder

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

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Nice cars, some shots suffer from heat haze I think.
Are they all American? Ford, Chevy - where are the native classics?
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great series, thanks for sharing, some fab motors there
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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.
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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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