Just a girls garage... (Upd 08/03/12) ::CR-Z Photoshoot::

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BkS

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Livingston, Sco
BkS-y0
APX BkS
All of fantastic shots here, and I absolutely love the commentary, It's made me want to go buy some of the cars I never would have given two thoughts about buying! Absolutely splendid! :D 👍
 
1,679
United States
Sin City, USA
Primus Ortus
Great job as always my friend. Wonderful style - the C30 set was my favorite.

Also, I hope you don't mind, but I saw that great picture you did with the problematic sky and tried to fix it for you. While I was at it, I also repaired/smoothed the color banding/posterization on the bus and removed the watermark. I hope you like it. :)

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grrlpurple
Love it Primus! :)

Thanks for the comments everyone - I love the premium models, I just somehow seem to have got myself into a habit of test driving all of the standard ones first. I'll try to include some premiums next time too :)

@BkS - that was one of my reasons for doing this, finding those hidden gems in the standard models that a lot of people simply don't drive :)
 
I love this gallery! 👍

I really enjoy reading about your thoughts on each car.
Some great pics too.

I'll keep checking here to see all 800+ cars !!
 
1,481
Brunei
Keele
Leicht92
Where did you get that Lexus GT1??? I never see that in GT4! Your brief comments on each car you drove made it fun to visit your gallery!
 

Beeblebrox237

Two heads, no brains...
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One obscure car I like is the Fiat Barchetta. The stock wheels look like crap but the car is great fun, could you do a shoot of it?
 
1,089
grrlpurple
@beeblebrox237 there are a couple of shots of it on page 16 ;)

Thanks matt-mtb :)

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One of these days I'll have to get around to editing some shots in Photoshop. All I use for these at present is a little post production editing (for tone and cropping) in Lightroom and then use irfanview (freeware tool) to resize and sharpen before uploading.

I'm fair-to-reasonable with Photoshop, though not anywhere in the league of most editors here in the galleries, but think I ought to give it a go soon :)
 
1,089
grrlpurple
Time for another update and I found a few treasures among the latest crop of standard car testing :)

One of the treasures was this Alfa 147
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I expected huge understeer but it had almost none and was zippy to boot!
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Unlike the Mazda Axela
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Understeer in abundance
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...and ugly at the boot!
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Ah... one of my premium race conversions - Courtesy of RKM Motorsports tuning garage
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My 'Coffee Car' Cappuccino :)
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A standard Copen
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Drove like a standard Copen
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Ah... Vauxhall Corsa. Staple of many UK driving schools
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No thrills and no surprises
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The Honda NSX usually tears me to pieces
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Not on an almost straight track though
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Not really a 'road test' in the classic sense
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I gave the Ford Focus RS a good workout at the Nurburgring GP Circuit
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Loved it, absolutely! Crisp clean handling
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Unlike this FR Skyline - I know they have a tendency to bring about premature virtual death when I am behind the wheel...
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It didn't take long
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Before completing the first lap I had used up more lives than a basket of kittens!
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This 1980s Mitsubishi Lancer was super fun
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Not overly powerful - slight understeer
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But the handling was predictable so you could really push it around
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Come on PD - we need more classic '80s cars!
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The Mazda6
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Nothing much to report, move along
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What manner of evil beast is stalking those cars?
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Why... it is my loud and proud Honda Civic RM :)
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Yet another Roadster - yet more fun
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You can have too much of a good thing though... and I suspect there will be few updates without a Miata/MX-5/Roadster in them
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Having barely recovered from the previous Skyline I was dreading this 4WD beast
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Nurburgring Edition or not... I expected some killer understeer
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What I actually got was a planted, fast and responsive drive
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Enjoyed it so much I did several laps and got my best result so far
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Finally.... SPOON!
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A Spoon S2000 with no rear wing? What were they thinking?
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Genius is what! I tell you, a brand new favourite - completely unexpected. This thing corners on rails!
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Hope you liked the update - always a pleasure to share and enjoy your comments. :)
 
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Denmark
face_count
Really nice pictures, i havent seen a lot of people take pictures of average afordable cars, i know i dont ^^. they are really nice, cause i fell like if you take pictures of "normal" cars, it might turn out boring, but you manage to make them look good.

And the pictures you take of the expensive cars are very nice too!
(and the comments in between the pics are nice too)

Really good job :)
 
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Jason_B

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expressseven75
One of these days I'll have to get around to editing some shots in Photoshop. All I use for these at present is a little post production editing (for tone and cropping) in Lightroom and then use irfanview (freeware tool) to resize and sharpen before uploading.
:)

Still more editing than I do :lol:

nice update.
 
1,089
grrlpurple
Thanks guys, really appreciated :)

@DarkR you won't regret it - I swear they replaced the rubber with glue on those tyres :)
 
5,249
Sweden
Gothenburg
jaco_bin
Awesome shots, I'll concur with everyone else. The texts really are the highlights, at least for me. Great work. 👍
 
571
England
Cambridge, UK
tdyln
I always liked your photos, mostly because you, like me, have lots of love for the often-overlooked Standards, particularly the less common varieties, e.g the Corsa. A good friend of mine had one in that solid dull, blue colour too! It's pretty forgettable stock but once tuned can be a little giant-killer.

Love the photos of the '83 Lancer - and yes, we need more boxy 1980s classics in the game. It's a great car too.

The MX5 ones are awesome, it could almost be a Premium.
 

Nato_777

Moderately Super
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8,186
New Zealand
Kaikoura, NZ
Nato777
Great update, I love your commentary and the b&w NSX shot at SSR X is genius! 👍 :)
 

BkS

3,159
Scotland
Livingston, Sco
BkS-y0
APX BkS
Another great update! 👍

"Ah... Vauxhall Corsa. Staple of many UK driving schools"

How very true. :lol:
 
6,320
Portugal
Lisbon,Portugal
IRT_hordeR35
Whats an Xbox??
Nice pics:). ALL of them :P. One of my favourites is your 1st NSX pic in the tunnel:tup:.