Take a look at these two iPhone pictures I took in the early morning, last week. While they are from a slightly different angle, note that they are shot toward the same area of DC. Note what's missing in the first one.
I decided to take these pictures, because the sun was glinting off the monument in a peculiar way. When I took the first picture, I noticed what was missing, and quickly looked up from the screen, to make sure I hadn't moved it out of frame - I hadn't. I looked back down to the iPhone screen, and the monument on the screen shimmered back into focus. I took the second picture from a slightly different angle, and the monument appeared. It seems the iPhone decided the monument was an artifact in the first shot, and decided to remove it. You can't always trust this digital stuff, even if you are the one taking the picture!
OK, back to photos of cars! Mark F. told me about an aviation museum near where Debbie & I were visiting in Sandbridge, VA. They happened to have a few cars on display. They had an Amphicar and a Jag XK120. Later in the week, we stopped back by and saw their B-25 take off!
Several years ago, I had the idea to re-create an old Ferrari ad with our Elise. I show the original poster first, below. Debbie and I, along with a photographer friend, came up with the result below. Recently, I saw the third picture below, and I really like it. What do you think?
Mark Franke took this picture outside of Cancun, Mexico. This setup - plastic bottle of gasoline, balanced on the open engine cover of a running (but for how long?) VW bug. What could possibly go wrong?
Afterwards, I had visions of these guys, being chased down the road by a trail of burning gasoline, lit as it touched the exhaust, on its way down the back of the bug. Unless that plastic jug was super-glued on (another great idea!), the deep potholes and diabolical speed bumps will pitch their makeshift fuel cell right off! Mexican engineering!
Last Edit: Nov 16, 2017 21:58:28 GMT -5 by rcollum