JCNA Car Show

The Jaguar Club of North America put on a Concours d’Elegance in Chandler today and since I love cars (especially the E-Type Jag) I went down to check it out.  These are just some of the pictures I took.  I’ll probably post a part two with more complete pictures of cars and I want to check out some video I shot and possibly put it on youtube and embed that.

Starting with the oldest

 – wheel off a 1935 SS90

 – logo from a 1938 SS100

 – gauge cluster from the same SS100

 – logo off a 1952 XK120

 – reflection of a ’54 C-Type in the ’52 XK120

 – gauges from a 1953 XK120

 – rear three-quarter view of another ’53 XK120

 – front of a ’54 XK120

 – I’ve looked this car up since I came home & it seems like there was only one 1957 XK140 Zagato that was made.  If this isn’t that one car they did a big job of reproducing that one, even going so far as to recreate the front license plate.

 – the Zagato Z

 – 1958 XK140

 – mirror off what I believe to be an XK140

 – 1961 E-Type convertible (I love this color)

 – couple of E-Types with their hoods open

 – clouds reflected off an E-Type’s trunk

 – E-Type front ends

 

It was a cool event.  Some really beautiful cars on display.

365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – March 30th

This photo was taken at the “wide” end of my 70-210 lens.  I liked the colors of the setting sun, but couldn’t get high enough to capture it in a way I liked, so I moved to the other side of the backyard and used the trees and umbrella as a silhouette.  I took it into Lightroom and adjusted the vibrancy and saturation some to bring out more of the orange in the sky.

365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – March 28th

Today is the start of a new week and that means a new theme.  This week’s theme is another one about me trying to learn how best to use a lens, this time it’s my 70-210 4.5 Vivitar lens for Minolta MD.

Today’s photo was taken at the 210 mm end of the lens at f/4.5.  Nothing too far away and you can see the depth of field isn’t very shallow at this aperture, but still noticeable at this focal length.

365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – March 27th

Today’s photo is the last for this week’s theme of using my phone’s camera apps.  This was taken with the Retro Camera app and it’s Pinhole camera.  This is probably my favorite effect with this app, it’s definitely the most dramatic.

I was definitely less excited about this week’s shooting than I’ve been in the past.  That’s probably because I felt slightly more limited, even though there’s all kinds of instant effects, I really only have two apps that are worthwhile since the others save at too low of a resolution to be useful.  Camera 360 will definitely be used in the future just for fun snaps.