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Old Nov 6, 2011, 8:09 PM   #1
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A month ago I posted photos of our new "lawn ornament". Today I woke up to find that it tried to change colors last night, it's now two-toned. Just had to take some pictures of this Southern California car:



Maybe it thought that I really wanted a white car instead of blue?



Both cars and a glimpse of our view:



Thought this was kind-of cool. The last bi-weekly challenge was "on the street where you live" - wish it were still going on as I would have loved to post this one:



Looking closer:





I think I'd better quit procrastinating and buy a set of chains this week.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 8:42 PM   #2
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Nicely done. Like them all, but my favorite is # 5.
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Sure do hope your vehicle returns to its normal color soon!
Looks like it's going to be a snowy winter across the continent...

Nice photos too - great balance of a difficult (wide) dynamic range.
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This is definitely looking to be a rough winter already and it's barely November.

Nice ones, Harriet. I really like the 4th and 5th.

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Harriet, there is nothing worse than seeing snow on a new car. Even worse is seeing road salt on a new car.

Nice shots of the pretty new ride. I like them all.

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I think you are gonna need those chains this year!

We flatlanders just get rain here in the lowlands.

No. 4 is a really neat shot.
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 10:14 PM   #7
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Road salt is much worse than snow - luckily they sand our roads, not salt them. That means that the Wrangler, which is an '04, still has an excellent body.

#4 is a rather distorted view of the house. My other half noticed the reflection one day right after we got it, but I hadn't quite gotten around to taking a picture of it. The snow gave me an excuse.

We're planning on driving the Prius more in the winter, so chains are a necessary evil. We normally get our first snow right before Thanksgiving, so it was only about a week or two early this year (it's been as early as the first of November). I'm not yet convinced that it will be a big snow winter for us, but I'm hoping so - we need the water.

Most of the time (not always) I'd rather have our snow than the rain you flatlanders have to suffer with during the winter. Snow is so often fun - dreary, drenching rain is never fun.

I purposefully let these shots be a bit underexposed - the K5's ability to retain detail in the shadows still amazes me. Also, it was still very overcast and early morning so there wasn't much sun - not as much dynamic range as there would be once the sun came out.

The snow is pretty much gone now, and they are starting to mutter about possible Santa Ana winds (which means warm temperatures) for this week, then maybe rain later on. Never a dull moment when it comes to weather in autumn.
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