Friday, 29 July 2011

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.


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