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Old Jun 11, 2010, 8:53 PM   #1
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There was recently an Austin Healey club hosted nearby, and I got a chance to photograph them in the parking lot of the hotel where all the members were staying.

Since I was mostly just experimenting with vintage car photography, I shot in my camera's "Retro" mode - nothing really looked right until I used it.

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Old Jun 11, 2010, 8:55 PM   #2
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I love bright shiny things as much as anyone. Especially cars. I'm not sure about your composition of pic #2 but I really like #8. Even without the flare, it's an interesting angle. Too bad the buildings in the background are in focus. Looks to me like you really worked on big dof. Thanks...
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I love bright shiny things as much as anyone. Especially cars.
Ahahaha! That's basically what my interest in car photography amounts to.

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Too bad the buildings in the background are in focus. Looks to me like you really worked on big dof.
Nah, it's just the sucky world of point-and-shoot.
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I like them all except #2 & #4.

I used to own the only Austin-Healey in Hawaii, a Sprite Mk III. As I was scrolling through your photos, I was afraid all I'd see were 100s and 3000s. Then I saw #13 and recognized the wing of a 'square-bodied' Sprite.

Thanks for brightening my day.
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Then I saw #13 and recognized the wing of a 'square-bodied' Sprite.

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Lol, no problem. The Sprites were mostly kept covered - I guess their owners realized they're special?

As for #2, I'm thinking it would benefit from a crop - something like this:
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... The Sprites were mostly kept covered - I guess their owners realized they're special?
That's odd since the Sprites are newer, and from the Mk II on, the A-H Sprites are almost identical to the MG Migets. (I've got a story about that, but this is not the place.)

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That works for me, but it probably wouldn't work as well in an 8x10.
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Those cars look to be in pristine condition. Must have been fun to be there.
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Great shots. Your extra effort at unusual angles was definitely worthwhile.

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That works for me, but it probably wouldn't work as well in an 8x10.
True, true, but the original is only questionably good enough for 8x10. The Samsung SL30 is so far the best point-and-shoot I've gotten my hands on, but it is still just that - a point-and-shoot.

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Those cars look to be in pristine condition. Must have been fun to be there.
Oh yeah. These guys are really proud of their cars. I observed one guy who spent an hour daily polishing his metal baby.

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