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    Re: Car Mirror Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Here's my take
    on the way to the supermarket to buy some Chateau Musar:


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    Great shot Jono, very Harrison Ford Indiana Jones!

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    Re: Car Mirror Self Portrait

    MAGPIE
    Love the Reflection in your Sunglasses and the Bangs too
    I just had tres short, short bangs cut today as well as having my hair darkened..... bangs in homage to Bettie Page & Jean Seberg OR as Lili would say Chaneling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Nice , okay what kind of wrong sided car driving machine is that. LOL


    Seriously short story . i went to Sydney several years ago and i rented a car and all that to get out to a Air force base in Adelaide . Had a nice big job there to shoot. Anyway i landed in Sydney and i looked outside and not realizing right away about driving. Than it dawned on me it was my wrong side of the road. I cancelled the rental car immediately and took a taxi. So just for fun i sat behind the driver and pretended . I killed everyone on the road. I ran into more stuff than I could laugh about. Luckily for the folks of Australia i did not get behind the wheel. LOL
    Hah
    we have to do this all the time - I'm off skiing next week, and we'll pick up a french car in Geneva - steering wheel on the wrong side . . .more radical is having to change gear with the wrong hand; there's always a danger of opening the door instead!
    Actually, it takes 5 minutes to get sorted, the danger area is getting back to the UK tired and going around a roundabout the wrong way!

    always wanted to use that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Charming !
    I actually like that shot better than your avatar....More Youthful and Serene
    Thank you Helen - youthful and serene . . . that's me
    Just don't check with Emma

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Great shot Jono, very Harrison Ford Indiana Jones!
    A youthful and serene Harrison Ford! It get's better and better
    THANK you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    OK, my turn. (If nothing else, I probably win the "crappiest car" award!)
    Badass I'd say - and I haven't a clue what sort of car it is - might be a top of the range lexus for all I know?!
    Great shot - funny, I always imagined you with a black one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    OK, my turn. (If nothing else, I probably win the "crappiest car" award!)
    Maggie, great shot! You GO girl! Love the bangs too

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    Jonoslack,
    I loved your shot and adore youe new avatar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Badass I'd say - and I haven't a clue what sort of car it is - might be a top of the range lexus for all I know?!
    Great shot - funny, I always imagined you with a black one.
    It's a very dirty Subaru Outback Wagon, in silver. I'm looking to trade it for a Subaru WRX, though. I don't haul much big stuff anymore, not being in a band or anything, so I want something that goes fast, both in a straight line and around corners. Sadly, a Lotus Exige (a veddy British badass, wot?) is out of my price range! (As one of my friends told me, "I swear, you're the bastard love child of Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond!")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    It's a very dirty Subaru Outback Wagon, in silver. I'm looking to trade it for a Subaru WRX, though. I don't haul much big stuff anymore, not being in a band or anything, so I want something that goes fast, both in a straight line and around corners. Sadly, a Lotus Exige (a veddy British badass, wot?) is out of my price range! (As one of my friends told me, "I swear, you're the bastard love child of Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond!")
    Sheesh - so which of those two is the girlie?!
    Lotus is just up the road from us (well, 25 miles) - I've been around the factory, but never owned one. I've had Saabs since 1989, until this current car which I've had since January (and which does go fast, both in a straight line and around corners )
    The WRX sounds like fun - when's it coming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Jonoslack,
    I loved your shot and adore youe new avatar!
    Thank you Lili - I'm not so sure - I usually use something abstract for an avatar (probably more appropriate!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Sheesh - so which of those two is the girlie?!
    Lotus is just up the road from us (well, 25 miles) - I've been around the factory, but never owned one. I've had Saabs since 1989, until this current car which I've had since January (and which does go fast, both in a straight line and around corners )
    The WRX sounds like fun - when's it coming?
    I generally vacillate wildly between super girlie and wild-eyed tomboy. Keeps life interesting and other people on their toes.

    Is the current car a Z4? I missed what it is.

    I'll get a WRX when a decent used one shows up at my dealer. A brand-new one is out of my price range, so I'm looking for a slightly broken-in one. In World Rally Blue Pearl, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I generally vacillate wildly between super girlie and wild-eyed tomboy. Keeps life interesting and other people on their toes.
    LOL - I wasn't clear enough, if you're the bastard wotsit of Hammond and Clarkson, one assumes that one of them should be a girlie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Is the current car a Z4? I missed what it is.
    No - I think Jeremy Clarkson said "See a man in a Boxster and you see a man who can't afford a 911" and I certainly can't afford one!
    It's a Boxster S - I got it from Tim Ashley - 18 months old - 6000 miles, poor thing doesn't know what's hit it (I've done 5000, in 6 weeks!). Scrabbling around for a picture I found this:



    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I'll get a WRX when a decent used one shows up at my dealer. A brand-new one is out of my price range, so I'm looking for a slightly broken-in one. In World Rally Blue Pearl, of course.
    What else! Let someone else pay for the initial depreciation.

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    Re: Car Mirror Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post

    What else! Let someone else pay for the initial depreciation.
    Sort of what you just did to Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Sort of what you just did to Tim
    Shhhh - I had to give him my tri-elmar as well - not sure who got the best deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hah
    we have to do this all the time - I'm off skiing next week, and we'll pick up a french car in Geneva - steering wheel on the wrong side . . .more radical is having to change gear with the wrong hand;
    Proper cars always have the gear change on the right: try one of these



    PS Geneva is in Switzerland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    Proper cars always have the gear change on the right: try one of these



    Yes please

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    PS Geneva is in Switzerland
    Yes - but there is a french side of the airport - which is where we pick up the car.

    Incidentally - why do you think I've changed? Could it be the hat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Yes please


    Yes - but there is a french side of the airport - which is where we pick up the car.

    Incidentally - why do you think I've changed? Could it be the hat?
    Be very careful of theives in Geneva airport. The french side is a sort of french domestic terminal but physically in Switzerland.

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    Obviously, Jono, I'm some sort of science experiment, gone terribly, terribly, yet delightfully, wrong!

    I'm with "papa" Hammond- the Boxster is a marvelous car in its own right, and yours is a gorgeous example!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    Be very careful of theives in Geneva airport. The french side is a sort of french domestic terminal but physically in Switzerland.

    A mirror image!
    Hi Bertie
    Damn it, of course I should look more carefully, you live in Switzerland! It's certainly a fiddle to get in and out of the airport on the French side. It does always amuse me how terrified most people are at the concept of driving on the 'wrong' side of the road.

    As for the mirror image . . . . the other was in a mirror too I think? Not sure why I ever put a picture of myself up - yours is much more dignified!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Obviously, Jono, I'm some sort of science experiment, gone terribly, terribly, yet delightfully, wrong!
    Or Delightfully (yet terrifyingly) right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I'm with "papa" Hammond- the Boxster is a marvelous car in its own right, and yours is a gorgeous example!
    Thank you; it's a bit of a learning experience at the moment, after all those years of front wheel drive . . . . . and if you send me a large cheque very fast I wont write and tell "mama" Jeremy what you just said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Bertie
    Damn it, of course I should look more carefully, you live in Switzerland! It's certainly a fiddle to get in and out of the airport on the French side. It does always amuse me how terrified most people are at the concept of driving on the 'wrong' side of the road.

    As for the mirror image . . . . the other was in a mirror too I think? Not sure why I ever put a picture of myself up - yours is much more dignified!
    It must be the raffish angle of the hat I prefer it to the previous. My pic is a cartoon from years ago, framed and glazed and rather inaccessable - the only use for the skew function of the GRD I have yet found.

    I'm going through Geneva on Tues, but on the Swiss side - I have only ever left from the french part by going via CH.
    BTW, if you really must hire a french car, and are worried about having the steering wheel on the wrong side, then go for one of Ettore's models - they have the steering wheel on the 'right' side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post

    BTW, if you really must hire a french car, and are worried about having the steering wheel on the wrong side, then go for one of Ettore's models - they have the steering wheel on the 'right' side

    I assume that this is an offer of a loan car?
    I don't have the slightest worry about the steering wheel on the other side - it always makes me feel like I'm on holiday (I do work abroad a bit, but rarely hire a car then).
    This is a skiing trip - and to visit our 19 year old who's doing a season in La Rosiere - it even looks like it might snow just before we get there

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    I don't know whether an E-400 counts as a small sensor cam, but since this looks like fun... here goes

    Thought I'd play safe, remember we're living in a Nanny state & I didn't want to lose points off my license! lol



    Thanks everyone, this is a very friendly forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    I don't know whether an E-400 counts as a small sensor cam, but since this looks like fun... here goes
    Well, it's a small cam sensor at least
    I think everything counts here as long as it's good natured and vaguely relevant!
    Nice shot - a colourful person in a drab world?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Thought I'd play safe, remember we're living in a Nanny state & I didn't want to lose points off my license! lol
    yes, well, I was stopped in a layby as well!

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    Thanks everyone, this is a very friendly forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    I don't know whether an E-400 counts as a small sensor cam, but since this looks like fun... here goes

    Thought I'd play safe, remember we're living in a Nanny state & I didn't want to lose points off my license! lol



    Thanks everyone, this is a very friendly forum!

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    The selective color works so perfectly in this shot. Well done!

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    Bravo, Brian!

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    Re: Car Mirror Self Portrait

    Thank you, glad you liked it!

    this is actually a cool idea for a series... I had fun trying to make it slightly different - LightZone makes this *so* easy! The 14-54 is a bit bulky - I suppose I could just as easily used the more compact and lightweight 14-42 lens as I didn't need the speed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I assume that this is an offer of a loan car?
    I don't have the slightest worry about the steering wheel on the other side
    If only! My problem isn't the steering wheel, but the indicators and lights and wipers are transposed between the cars in CH and IRL

    Enjoy the skiing.
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