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Monday, September 5, 2011

A Pleasant Day at Thanksgiving Point Gardens: CAR SHOW!!!


I had never had the opportunity to attend the Concours de Elegance at Thanksgiving point before, but my lovely wife took the opportunity to get me a ticket for my birthday. THANKS BABE!!!
 I had my new Pentax DA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro that had arrived the day before so I took that and my K 24mm f2.8 and K 50mm f1.4 (didn't use) and headed down on a warm summer morning. The light was bright and the sky fairly cloudless so the light was harsh on most of my shots, but it was still a lot of fun to work out a new lens and see some beautiful cars.

This was my first real shot with my DA 100, I love the color rendition.

   
This belongs to a 1930 Packard, it was one of my favorite cars there and another shot further down is my current wallpaper. I love the old fashioned radiator caps and this one had a doozy!




Really liked this shot!


This Pace Arrow was fun as well, K24mm @ f2.8




Another Packard, a little more sporty in style.


Just down the row, there was a 1958 Cadillac... in Green... which really worked for me. the cleaner lines of this vs. the 1959 fins is a tossup, I like them both.



There was no year posted for this Cadillac Seville, it was a beauty though.



I believe this was on a '40's Pontiac with the 100mm @ f4.5


100mm and f2.8 produced a nicely rendered image and blurred background for this shot. Really liking this new lens!


This was my all time favorite hood ornament. Just LOVED IT!



Never knew Ferrari made a blue car, couldn't get a decent shot of the rest of it with the light and the other cars around it, but at least I got the name plate!


Lusted after this car for years, never will be able to own it, seating position looks terrible, but the outside is SEXY!


A little more outlandish shot of an early '80's Porsche, good looking car though!



Beauty of an old Jaguar, loved this car... to look at... probably not a daily driver though.



There was a nice covered walkway around a garden that pleased me aesthetically.
K 24mm @ f8


Ford


A few handheld flowers, getting really close with the macro requires a tripod to hold the camera steady, at 1:1 the slightest shake makes for blur!




all in all a fun day with a new lens and an old friend of a lens, created some memories and got really sweaty. The kind of day I like!

7 comments:

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Nice shots, all around Lloyd! My favorite car shots are the detail shots--really cool eye for those details!

Lloyd said...

Thanks Cindy! That is what makes these shows fun, the detail and craftsmanship of those old cars just turns my crank!

Lloyd

Stelle said...

I find vintage cars very romantic. They remind me of old movies like Breakfast at Tiffany's. You're very good at taking pictures. I love the shots of the Cadillacs.

Stelle Courney

Tari said...

I wonder what those ornaments truly mean. Why didn't the automotive companies tell much about it? Now it gets interesting on that note. You're very lucky to bump into a garden with lots of vintage vehicles showcased in an event.

Tari Ledsome

Patrick said...

Among these fantastic vehicles, my favorite would be that Porsche! It may be from the 80s, but it still has the sleek sports car appeal like the ones that new sports car models have. If it’s still available in auto stores today, I’d definitely buy one! I just love the old school sports car!

Patrick Gauer

Maria Wegner said...

You could be right, Patrick. But do you think that Red Ferrari right there has the same appeal just like your favorite? It’s also a model from the previous years, but hey, take a closer look, it’s still has the touch being modern just like the ones of today. And that last car at the bottom part is kind of familiar; I think it was featured in the old James Bond movie before. Hmm…

Maria Wegner

Kay said...

I was looking for the car from the notebook ally was driving to rent for prom, any suggestions?