Saturday, 30 July 2011

GT5 photo of the day: GranTurismo

2008 Maserati GranTurismo S, Rome Circuit.

Exposure: 1/60 @ f/5.0, focal length 207mm, Panning Mode 3

Friday, 29 July 2011

Drifting Photo of the Day: Nissan 180SX



Photographer: Rohan Phillips
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6

Burnout Photo of the Day: Holden EK panelvan



Photographer: Rohan Phillips
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO DG HSM

GT5 photo of the day: Corvette

2004 Chevrolet C5 Corvette Z06, Daytona Road Course.

Exposure: 1/125 @ f/8.0, focal length 51mm, Panning Mode 3

My Cefiro #5: First drive and photos

My Cefiro #1: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-cefiro-1-carsales-ad.html

My Cefiro #2: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cefiro-2-inspection-and-test-drive.html

My Cefiro #3: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cefiro-3-buying-it-and-bringing-it.html

My Cefiro #4: http://carscameraschronicillness.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cefiro-4-starting-modifications.html

So after doing a very rough and dodgy touch-up spray of the burnt part of the rear bumper, it was time for our first leisurely drive. It was also a good opportunity to take a few half-decent photos of the Ceffy, using my Nikon D300 digital SLR with an 85mm f/1.4 lens, which tends to give slightly better results than a low-end Canon compact.

I decided to head a few kilometres along the coastline and up to Outer Harbour. Cruising along the Esplanade from Semaphore, you're greeted by sweeping ocean views as you make your way north up the Le Fevre Peninsula.

There are a few open spots at Outer Harbour to choose from for taking car photos, but being a weekday afternoon near a busy port, there were lots of trucks frequently rumbling back and forth around the main roads and warehouses. So I turned down towards the boat launch ramp, which has a small road and carpark squeezed in between the export car yards and marina. It was fairly quiet, so I was able to park in the open area near the ramp to get some shots of the car.












Then a few days later, took the Ceffy to church for the first time on Sunday morning, and parked it next to a mate's Toyota JZX100 Chaser. It has just under 200kw at the wheels, so it's much faster than my car, and much less dodgy looking. Photos were taken with my long-gone Canon Powershot A470 compact, may it rest in peace.



Coming up in Post #6; changing the exhaust.


Personal Archive Mining: July 11th, 2009.

This post probably contains the weirdest variety of photos I've taken in one day, all with a Canon Powershot A470 compact digital camera.

Not quite up to the digital SLR standard quality wise, but great for quick macro shots like these, of some worms I found underneath the garage roller door that morning.





I then took a few photos of my old Civic (which my girlfriend Sally now owns) near Queenstown, as a location test for a very cool 454ci Holden LH Torana I had lined up to shoot for a feature in Extreme magazine. Mostly just checking the light, available space and reflections in the water, so photos are nothing special.







And after looking at a couple more locations around the Port Adelaide docks area...



...I snapped off a few shots of this goods train trundling over the Port River bridge.







So there you go; worms, cars, graffiti and trains all in the one day.



Thursday, 28 July 2011

Drifting Photo of the Day: Nissan S15 Silvia

Photographer: Rohan Phillips
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Exposure: 1/100 @ f/10.0, ISO 200

Burnout Photo of the Day: Kenworth W925

Photographer: Rohan Phillips
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO DG HSM
Exposure: 1/640 @ f/8.0, ISO 200