No contest, right?…WELL?
This nice quiet evening with a typical sunset is merely the silence before the storm. The next day, the “locals” will enter a race where good Sportsmanship, while driving, is frowned upon. Things get silly quickly.
It all starts with lining up the cars as if there were a Traffic-light even when there are no such lights for many miles around. This driver is a little nervous, the Sheet Metal on his car is not properly Work-hardened and the Paint looks way too nice to be seen in public….
For these Guys, there really are only 2 modes of efficient driving; full Throttle and full Brakes, with the latter not being used. That little Pedal in the middle is considered dangerous and is best avoided.
Sportsmanship isn’t all bad at this event, if you drive from the wrong side of the Car, or Road, like this British Import, the other drivers will gladly help you park your 4 Door Station-Wagon, while converting it into a sporty 2 Door Hatchback.
Total Tally for this quiet Sunday afternoon: 150 Cars crushed, 1 broken Arm and 0 Arrests. I couldn’t get the figures for Beer consumption, only that it was “lots”.
Next up are the Dirt bikes, but that event is much harder on the People participating, usually the Machines survive but the Riders get banged-up instead. Seems fair to me. Thanks for visiting my page of crushed Cars.
The wind was really blowing this day and some people, but also some animals got cranky. Personally I like having a good breeze when I’m sailing, but when I’m out with a camera it can make things a little tougher because almost everything is in motion.
I wasn’t certain whether or not this animal was sizing me up for a charge,…
but with only a single strand of wire separating us…
…I’m glad it chose to simply rejoin the herd.
Thanks for visiting my collection of mugshots, take care.
These Birds spend more time underwater than in the air it seems, and often when you first arrive at the waters edge they are nowhere to be seen, only to make an appearance when they run out of air. Here are 2 lucky shots while I was looking and waiting for some ships to come into view, and sensing a lack of subjects I soon changed my target, knowing that the ships would wait to have their mugshots taken.
The second mugshot was taken moments before diving again. Unlike Submarines, these Birds dive Periscope first.
Thanks for visiting, and if you didn’t already know, the images can be expanded by clickin’ on ‘em, the smaller images don’t really show enough detail.
I live in a flat but visually interesting place, I consider myself lucky in that way. The things I see on a daily basis become commonplace in my experience and therefore I try to create challenging shots, with mixed results of course. The shots that I consider failures could simply be erased and forgotten, but some times I run across a failed attempt that can be altered to yield an interesting visual. In this shot of a train it wasn’t possible to try and predict the exact moment of its arrival as the tracks are hidden by the woods, the only thing I did know, was that the Train would cross the bridge. I didn’t get the chance of leveling the camera, no time to adjust, just shoot.
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As a Dutch Citizen it is my duty,..uh obligation,…er…Well lets just say that complaining full time about the weather is somewhat of a national obsession. May 27th was the first day that was sunny that wasn’t also freezing cold, and rain has kept me from shooting mugshots on days that were warm enough to work outside. With the rain finally gone, my fingers thawed out and a full tank of fuel I headed out and generated another +/-360 shots from my two wheeled mode of transport. But it doesn’t end there, the files are much too large, would be much too slow to load, and a 22 inch picture would not fit most computer screens anyway. I reduce the size to 10 inches, add my logo and hope the resolution doesn’t suffer too much. The Next couple of posts will all be shots from those first 2 sunny days. It’s raining again! #%*&!
While I’m at it I may as well include the rest of the famdamly. The Horses saw a familiar Human and knew it was snack time and they all started walking in the same direction, giving me this little photo op. Oh yea, click on the images to enlarge them.
I have a lot of material lined up, both manipulated and unedited pictures that I will post soon, thanks for visiting.