Ferrari 458

A friend kindly gave me a lift to pick up my new car, so on the way back thought it would good to grab a snap of his stunning car.

Scotland Tour 2013

So it’s that time of year again, to take a long weekend break and visit the Highlands, Scotland for some great driving roads, with stunning scenery. Managed to grab a few snapshots on the way around.

Main route over 4 days & 1500 miles took in Carlisle, Erskine Bridge, Fort William, Achnasheen, Ullapool, Durness, Dornoch, Dornie, Grantown on Spey, Perth and Selkirk plus lots more in between. Prices for Hotels ranged from £35 to £65 a night including breakfast.

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Old Skool Porsche

As a kid, the one super car of the time I had as a poster on the wall, the airfix kit built & the diecast model on the shelf, was the iconic Porsche 911 from the 80′s.

Well now I’ve bought one :) . Aircooled, 25 years old, 133K miles, no ABS, no traction control, just pure driving pleasure

Couple of photos of said car

Highland Hoon – The Cars

A couple of photos of the cars from last holiday, driving around the Highlands, Scotland.

Highland hoon

Unfortunately I haven’t finished building my Ultima and the first day 450 mile slog was too much for me to take in the Caterham. So my wife kindly let me take her Merc. Friends cars are the iconic Honda S2000 & the very british Aston Martin Vantage V8. Great time had by all.

Mercedes SLK AMG Sport

Aston Martin Vantage V8

All photos taken with Panasonic Lumix LX5

9 December, 2012 - 11:19 pm rob - I absolutely love these photos and the landscape shots too, fast cars and The Highlands are a brilliant combination for static shots and of course the thrill of driving! Out of interest what HDR software do you use? Its something I'd like to start playing around with so have had a look at some of the free offerings and wondered if you use something that's free or paid for?

12 April, 2013 - 12:28 pm Dave - Sorry for delay. Thanks for kind words. I use Photomatix. You can download free trial from memory.

Landscape Photography from Trip to Highlands, Scotland

A couple of weeks ago I went on a driving holiday with friends to the Highlands, Scotland. 4 great days driving around stunning scenery, with the mountains, lakes, lochs & coastline, covering approx 1,500 miles. Taking in such areas as Oban, B Orchy, Fort William, Achnasheen, Ullapool & Aberfoyle, to name a few.

Loch Stack - Highlands, Scotland

Loch Stack – Highlands, Scotland

As this was a driving holiday primarily, I only took my trusty Panasonic Lumix LX5 camera to grab some snaps on the way round. My intention was to take photos using HDR (High Dynamic Range), so I set the camera to auto bracket 3 shots at 2 stops intervals. Using some HDR software here are the resulting photos of the Highlands.

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Ferrari 360 CS

Couple of photos of a friends Ferrari 360 CS, taken at Cheltenham race course

The Challenge Stradale is a limited production track day focused car based on the 360 Modena. It was inspired by the 360 Modena Challenge racing car so the focus was primarily on improving its track lapping performance by concentrating on handling, braking and weight reduction characteristics, which are essential in pure racing cars.

Ferrari 360 CS

Photos taken with Panasonic LX5 compact camera


Anti-capitalism protesters – St Pauls London 2011

A few photos from the scene at St Pauls Cathedral, where anti-capitalism protesters have set up camp.

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St Pauls Cathedral London 2011

Was near St Paul’s Cathedral today, so thought I would take a couple of snapshots with my trusty Panasonic LX3.

Taken from the Millenium Bridge & path leading up to the Cathedral. Have to say you never realise how imposing this building is, until you see it in real life !!

St-Pauls-Millenium-Bridge

St-Pauls

Ultima GTR

Haven’t had time to do much photography recently, as I’ve been tied up with another passion of mine….. cars. Not sure if I’m mad to do this or not, but have decided to build an Ultima GTR. How much more intimate can you get with a car ;)

Anyway this morning was spent fitting the headlights & upon finishing the job I found the light was streaming in the back of the garage, so time for a Mono dark moody shot trying to catch the outline of the car.

If you’re also a car nut, then follow my progress on the build here :- Ultima GTR Build

Le Mans 2011 – Crazy Fans

Having never been before, I jumped at the chance to travel to the Le Mans 24 hour race, with friends. Wanting to treat this more as a holiday I only took my trusty Panasonic LX5 compact.

Here are some snaps from the event, which for a change are not just cars ;)

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