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Old Sep 22, 2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Visited this museum in Birmingham, Alabama last week and captured these. Not my usual subjects, but it was a fascinating exhibition of the most variety I've seen in motorcycles.

Nikon D90 + Nikkor 12-24 hand held, no flash.

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5 Floors of exhibits



Afficianado's will recognize this well known British make.




And especially for Walter, a well preserved 58 Bel Air.


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Wow, quite an impressive museum. Lived in Birmingham in the early '90s and don't remember anything like this. Must be recent. Thanks for sharing these.
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Yes, fantastic and well captured....
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Well done, Jehan-looks like an impressive place that you could spend hours in. Thanks for sharing.

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Wow, quite an impressive museum. Lived in Birmingham in the early '90s and don't remember anything like this. Must be recent. Thanks for sharing these.
Walter, the museum openned in 1995 and is home to over 1200 motocycles!

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Nick, from my handle, you can guess I am more of an airplane guy, but got to admit that this collection impressed me. I had not planned to attend this, but kind of fell into it on account of a business related function. Glad it worked out.
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Thats the biggest motorcycle collection I've seen.

Great job balancing the light and WB on the first shot Jehan, I like that one the best. There is a lot of detail in that shot.
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Nice job on that BSA Twin and the '58 Chevy, Jehan.

I'm a vintage motorcycle enthusiast and the Barber Museum is on my bucket list.

As you've indicated the Barber Museum has 1200 motorcycles in their collection...I collect vintage motorcycles also...but I've only got two.

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Thats the biggest motorcycle collection I've seen.

Great job balancing the light and WB on the first shot Jehan, I like that one the best. There is a lot of detail in that shot.
Thanks Mike...I really like that 12-24 mm f4 lens..allows you take in a ton of visual material and together with the D90, handles the lighting very well. That close up of the BSA emblem was with the same lens...I thought I'd get less DoF with a wide angle, but was pleased with the outcome.

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Nice job on that BSA Twin and the '58 Chevy, Jehan.

I'm a vintage motorcycle enthusiast and the Barber Museum is on my bucket list.

As you've indicated the Barber Museum has 1200 motorcycles in their collection...I collect vintage motorcycles also...but I've only got two.

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Les, With your interest in vintage motorcycles, there were many examples of Triumph, Nortons, Indians, etc. There was a large number of modern beauties as well. Your collection by the way is 2 more than mine

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