Grand Theft Auto Glasgae Style

Grand Theft Auto Glasgae Style

As posted before here on Flickr (flic.kr/p/shGBys) we were burgled last weekend while we slept in our beds. The thieves broke in and stole a few small items(a kindle, an iPod and my Manfrotto tripod with star-gazing binoculars mounted on it) but also pinched our keys and drove off with both of our cars. The main car was a family Vauxhall Zafira 7-seater spattered in crisp crumbs and dried milk stains. The other was my clapped out 13yr old Skoda Fabia with 90,000miles on the clock sqealing brakes and a rakish dent in the front wing! Even the police looked embarassed for us stating "They’ve not exactly been stolen ‘to order’! " I still find it amusing that they would pinch the Skoda! It’s hardly ‘Vin Diesel’ is it? Coincidentally 3nights earlier I happened to take the only photos of that car that I ever took while I was up at Loch Lomond looking for Lyrid shooting stars. This is my homage to that trusty wee run-around- a work-horse Rocinante to my Don Quixote…
PS it is just a bit of fun… 😉

Incidentally they did film bits of ‘Fast & Furious 6" in Glasgow:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EyZf5ElX48
and
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-19371103

Posted by john&mairi on 2015-05-03 10:58:44

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Vacation, in place

Travel, in space

Ford kindly loaned me this Galaxy to just take aspect in a massive shoot past week, not just as a photographic subject matter- at which it excelled many thanks to its modern appears and panoramic roof (great for driving photographs)- but also to carry all-around the editorial team from the picture journal that was carrying out the behind-the-scenes characteristic.

We moved from locale to locale capturing different images and variations of extended exposure, dodging rain showers, feeding on junk food and smiling regularly for the digicam. It was a extended night but regrettably we never ever got to see the stars.

And that’s kinda how I found myself out the pursuing night beneath an impressively starry sky, piecing jointly this notion shot that experienced marketed the idea to Ford in the initially area.

A number of lighting frames at ISO200 f/9 merged with stacked star trails at ISO400 f/two.eight.

Hope you like it.

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Posted by AndWhyNot on 2012-01-31 twelve:08:08

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