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Maybe this belongs in the photography forum, or anywhere but here, but today was too nice to resist back roads and practicing my photography (lack of) skills. Nothing too exciting here really. Oh well, deal with it people, enjoy the big shiny pics.



Modified by JrodVW at 2:10 AM 9-13-2005
 

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Re: Backroads on a nice day. 56k, maybe (JrodVW)

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Modified by JrodVW at 2:10 AM 9-13-2005

I really like that one... looks like you have the idea. Post these up in the photography forum and see what the pros have to say
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Re: Backroads on a nice day. 56k, maybe (JrodVW)

Nice, NJ and that part of the county in general definitely has some fun roads. We don't have a lot of that here in FL.
Oh well, have you started snow tires shopping yet?
 

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Re: Backroads on a nice day. 56k, maybe (JrodVW)

You call that backroads ?

Man, wish 90% of our highways were that wide.
 

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Re: Backroads on a nice day. 56k, maybe (JrodVW)

Nice pics. Suddenly I have this song in my head:
My uncle has a country place, that no one knows about
He says it used to be a farm, before the motor law
And on sundays I elude the ’eyes’ and hop the turbine freight
To far outside the wire, where my white-haired uncle waits.
Jump to the ground
As the turbo slows to cross the borderline
Run like the wind,
As excitement shivers up and down my spine
Down in his barn
My uncle preserved for me, an old machine ---
For fifty-odd years
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream
I strip away the old debris, that hides a shining car
A brilliant red barchetta, from a better, vanished time
I fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar
Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime...
Wind in my hair ---
Shifting and drifting ---
Mechanical music ---
Adrenalin surge ---
Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware
Suddenly, ahead of me, across the mountainside
A gleaming alloy air-car shoots towards me, two lanes wide
I spin around with shrieking tires, to run the deadly race
Go screaming through the valley as another joins the chase
Drive like the wind
Straining the limits of machine and man
Laughing out loud
With fear and hope, I’ve got a desperate plan
At the one-lane bridge
I leave the giants stranded
At the riverside
Race back to the farm
To dream with my uncle
At the fireside...
 

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Re: Backroads on a nice day. 56k, maybe (HarryHood)

I probably took that curve, with camera at no more than 40 mph. Don't want to manipulate a camera and a steering wheel at the same time. I'll have to try again for better shots with a friend driving.
 

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Re: Backroads on a nice day. 56k, maybe (HarryHood)

Quote, originally posted by HarryHood »
Nice pics. Suddenly I have this song in my head:
My uncle has a country place, that no one knows about
He says it used to be a farm, before the motor law
And on sundays I elude the ’eyes’ and hop the turbine freight
To far outside the wire, where my white-haired uncle waits.
Jump to the ground
As the turbo slows to cross the borderline
Run like the wind,
As excitement shivers up and down my spine
Down in his barn
My uncle preserved for me, an old machine ---
For fifty-odd years
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream
I strip away the old debris, that hides a shining car
A brilliant red barchetta, from a better, vanished time
I fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar
Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime...
Wind in my hair ---
Shifting and drifting ---
Mechanical music ---
Adrenalin surge ---
Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware
Suddenly, ahead of me, across the mountainside
A gleaming alloy air-car shoots towards me, two lanes wide
I spin around with shrieking tires, to run the deadly race
Go screaming through the valley as another joins the chase
Drive like the wind
Straining the limits of machine and man
Laughing out loud
With fear and hope, I’ve got a desperate plan
At the one-lane bridge
I leave the giants stranded
At the riverside
Race back to the farm
To dream with my uncle
At the fireside...

At least give us the title/artists!
 
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