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Discussion in 'Art & Photography' started by NISM0_SKYLINE, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    So when I was going to California a few months ago, I decided to take pictures along the way at the different steps. It seemed like something fun to do, little did I know how long it would actually be. It's normally a 6 hour flight, but after everything was said and done, it turned out to be over 12 hours. I finally got around the getting them up and though I'd throw them up so i could relive my trip again.

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    Lee R. by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    Our driver taking us from the car park to the airport, Lee. R.

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    Detroit Metro by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    Just waiting around in the Dertroit Airport and saw these lights, the new part of the airport is pretty nice.

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    Detroit Tarmac by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    Waiting to take off. My least favorite part, it's so boring sitting in the plane while it just sits there.

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    Dallas by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    Now, this is where it goes down hill. We where put in a waiting pattern over Dallas because of weather. When we finally landed, we were a couple hours late. The pilot said most planes were delayed and that everyone had a good chance to catch our flight.....

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    Cousin's BBQ by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    ...we had to wait an hour for until our plane took off, atleast we didnt miss it. Well as we sat, the plane was pushed back and back. We were hungry, tired, and bored. So at about 1 A.M. Michigan time, my dad and I went looking for food. When we came back, my mom had switched our hotel to another one because there was no way we where going to make it to our original hotel.

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    Hotel Shuttle by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    We finally landed in San Jose at around 11:30 local time. The car rental was closed, so we had to come back the next day. Our hotel said we that happened, we could just call and they'd send a shuttle to get us.

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    Hotel by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    So, after a 12+ hour day we finally got to our hotel. We had a view of the pool, which was nice a nice way to end our ordeal. What was a 6 or 7 hour trip with a layover, turned out to be a 12+ hour trip, changing hotels, and missing our rental car. Overall it worked out, that's part of flying. We got to the room, I charged my camera battery for the next day at Laguna Seca, and we all fell asleep. Only to wake up 6 hours later to get our car and head on down to the track

    I feel like I'm on Speedhunters :lol:.​
     
  2. Azuremen

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    Now this I like. A lot. Colors are amazing.
     
  3. boiltheocean

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    I was going to quote that shot too! Nice work.
     
  4. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    Thank you. The best part is, my dad took that one. I don't like the window seat, afraid of heights, so the window seat freaks me out, well the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes. I only looked at it once when he took it, and just found it now.
     
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  6. tzh

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    Brilliant ! :tup:
    Tons of nice photos
     
  7. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    Thank you!

    So, I haven't really got to too many racing or automotive events in awhile. Yesterday, Saturday the 6th was going to change that. It was the day we were going to go to Mid Ohio to see ALMS. There was also a Cars and Coffee like event happening that we've (my dad and I) have never been to. So we had a huge trip planned that included the Kart 2 Kart show, the 14 & Woodward show Joey D covers and eventually end up all the way down at Mid Ohio. We got what we planned and even more. For now, I'm just going to give a little story on what happended. If you're a TL;DR person, there's pictures too.

    It started with, 7 am waking up in the morning and getting ready. We left but had to get a few things for the Focus and went back home. As we were leaving the Sub-Division, the left rear blinker buld went. Luckly, there's an Autozone 4 minutes form our house. So that's how it all started.

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    Focus Autozone by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    With the buld fixed we headed out. Pretty uneventful trip to the Kart 2 Kart show. It happens every first of the month, and from what I've seen, some pretty good cars show up, Vector, Carrera GT, etc. That day it was ok, mostly Subarus, but we were a little late.

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    R34 by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    As we headed over to Autozone for their show, we stumbled across the Michigan Gumball.

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    Firebreather Gumball by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    The Michigan Gumball is a weekend race where they start mid-ish Michigan, drive up to the U.P., and come back the next day. We knew it was going on, but we had too much going on to see them, but luckly we saw them, at a Hooters of all places.

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    Chrysler Gumball by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    It was a mix of cars, everything from this Chysler, to Mustangs, Camaros, Subarus, and even some normal everydays cars. We left there and headed to Autozone to see what was still there. We figured most the cars would be gone since we were about an hour after the end time, but there was the Lasalle C Hawk Concept still there.

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    C Hawk by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    FINALLY! We were on our way to Mid Ohio. Very boring trip with mostly country views and flat roads. It rained on and off on the trip down making me a little excited, I've never been to a race in the rain.

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    Pit Row by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    We get to the track just as the grid opens up for the walk, which is the only thing we really like other than the race. The race finally starts and we start our trek around the track for the first time. As some people know, Mid Ohio is 97% surrounded by a 12 foot catch fence, making pictures hard. The best thing is to use the photographer holes in the fence.

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    Right Hander by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    My dad needed some coffee, so while he's looking at the board out front, the guy inside says "Hey! You guys have to watch this!" It was the two Rahal BMWs fighting and one spinning. It was a true racing stand, with posters and everything. And when they showed the helo view, he pointed out right where we were.

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    Mid Ohio Coffee by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    We walked and stopped at a few more places here and there for photos and then went though the paddock. Mostly looking at the Touring Cars that come along with the ALMS series.

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    Cadillac by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    There's always something good hidden out in the parking lot. Just on the other side of the Touring Car's paddock, there was a new CLS63 AMG.

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    AMG by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    We continued on our trip around the track, agian, stopping at various open spots to shoot pictures. Then, all of a sudden the trail just stops at a tree line and fences. We weren't about to back track all the way back, so we scoped put some trails that were right next to where we were. The trails were rutted and rough, but that didn't stop the two groups on golf carts we saw.

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    Mid Ohio Forest by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    We walked all over just following random trails all over. We eventually saw some grandstands. So we climbed up a steep grade to get there. We then realized it too was locked in and there was nowhere to go. We didn't realize until later, that 15 feet to our right was a tunnel back to the infield.

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    GT BW by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    So, back to the trails. The then got out back in the camping area across the track from our car. It was sprinkling at that point. After a couple laps we went to cross the bridge. As my foot touched the first step, the skys opened.

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    Rain Lizard by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    It was amazing how hard and quick it came down. Some people had rain coats and were ready, others, like me, had nothing. The race was red flagged with 9 minutes left. We got ready to leave and sat in traffic for 15 minutes or so until we decided to park and get something to eat.

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    Cooper by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    At that time, the some Cooper Tires series was going on. We watched a little of that, got our Domino's Pizza then left.

    Over all, it was a fun day and and car filled day. Hopefully this little thing was enjoyable, it was for me. I'll update with more pictures in the next couple days, but for now, I'll leave it at this.​
     
  8. Neal

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    Great write up and a lot of fantastic shots :tup:
     
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    Awesome, I loved to go through this whole thread and see your work progress, definitely envy the Mid Ohio shots, especially this picture
     
  11. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    Thank you! I realized I went from details to whole cars. I'm glad I'm getting better though :D.

    So like I said in my write up, I was excited because of the chance of rain that could during the race. I have never been to a race in the rain before so I figured it would be cool. And when it did rain, it was like a whole new racing experince. I'm still amazed by the pictures and how different they look with the rain. Here's a few more pictures of with rain.

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    Prototype Rain by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

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    Falken Rain by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

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    Yep, it rained. Hard by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

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    Lizards on Water by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr​
     
  12. Joey D

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    Those rain shots are awesome :tup:!
     
  13. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    Thank you! They're fun to mess with and look so different from other racing shots in the dry. My Flickr account will probably explode with rain shots.
     
  14. Spartan0189

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    I dig that Flying Lizard Porsche on the rain, definitely an awesome team right there.
     
  15. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    So, I've had two pictures featured on websites, one on Hellaflush and the other on Jalopnik. Both had mixed reactions on how it looked.

    Let us look further into it:

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    This Jaguar at Mid Ohio was on Jalopnik as a wallpaper (go ahead and download it :D). Some people said that there should be noise with it, others mentioned racing in the rain. Many though focused on the angle questoning it. I'm not even a big fan of it, but it was when I was trying something new. I don't really care about what they're saying, but there must be something that made the people at Jalopnik like it.

    The other one:

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    This was on HellaFlush as a Daily Driven post. Again, some people thought it was awesome and a true drift cars, but others instantly cut it down for the missing fenders and stuff.

    So basically, it seems that the more controversial photos get better reception? I've sent a few photos into Jalopnik for the wallpaper, but the one I thought was the oddest got picked. What do you guys think? I mean, is it just down to personal taste, or is it the fact that they are different make them interesting? I like them both, they're probably my top two favorite shots. It just seems like they both got more mixed reactions then I thought and compared to other photos too. Especially the Jalopnik one, it has more comments then most the other recent Car Porn ones, and this one has way more questions and remarks then all the others. Again, I don't care, if anything it means it stuck with them better, but I'm just wondering is it good thing they have mixed reactions?
     
  16. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    The TV show, Pass Time, was down in Milan for the weekend doing a few shows. Staurday night they went through about 6 or 7 episodes. It was a blast. I'll update later, but here's a little teaser of one of the best cars there.

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    Matte Black Beast by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr​
     
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    ^ That thing looks mean as hell... :tup: Nice pic too!
     
  18. Cale

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    Sweet!
     
  19. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    Thank you. It was amazing in person. It just looked so mean, it was a car you just wanted to look at.

    Few more:

    I love the classic look.

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    'Vette by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    Another of the Camaro.

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    Matte by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    Nos

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    NOS by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    Then my new favorite. The Bad Banana. This car was built back in the '60's and was a legit classic drag car. The driver was around the car since he was 6 months.

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    Bad Banana by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

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    Evil 55 by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    Then a few shots from around.

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    The Pits by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

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    Golf Cart Style by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

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    The other Race by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr​
     
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  20. R1600Turbo

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    Cool shots!

    But, errrm.....who is the girl in your avatar? She was posted in the Babes thread and I liked her a lot. :D
     
  21. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    Thanks.

    She's, well, urm, she's a model. Let's go with that :lol:.
     
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    No name? :(
     
  23. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    Madelyn, but that's it.
     
  24. Cano

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    Awesome set Nismo, the Bad Banana indeed looks the 60s part (unlike the first Corvette, that looks like a mish mash of gasser and pro streeter, way wrong).

    Howwever, your best shot is the kid playing with the top fueler. I don't know how you nailed it, but you nailed it.
     
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    Thank you, it seemed like your kind of cars :lol:. The Bad Banana was very awesome, in both looks and sound. When he lunched, he did a huge wheelie and was sideways hlf way down the strip. He saved it, and went back to 100% throttle, it was awesome.

    The kid was just random him and his friend were playing and it was cool to see kids at 11 o'clock at night racing, with sound effects and even pre stage burnouts.

    I went to Mid Ohio on Saturday to watch the season finally of the Grand Am championship. Like every year, it was awesome. Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas were the champions, and thier car showed it. I love dirty race cars, the look so used, and there's showed the championship poise they had.

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    Championship Worthy by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr​
     
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    Just read through all six pages of your thread, and all I can say is WOW!!


    I like them. A lot.

    My favorites are the drag racing ones :)

    By the way, you probably just about go past our house when you go to Mid-Ohio...
     
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    Oh, the sound, IT'S SO COOL!!! :D This year we haven't really been down to the dragstrip much, it's 80 miles away :(

    We did go down to the US Nationals, they run the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, etc.

    Oh, I live in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I'm sure you don't go PAST my house, but you oughta be pretty close ;)
     
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    I love these Eric, your photography has come on so fast recently. I regret not being so active in this sub-fourm anymore as I miss out on all these sweet updates.
     
  30. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    I know! When they're staging and getting ready to go is the best part.

    I don't know how well I'd do with modern drag cars. I saw some '70s Funny Cars once, and I thought I was going to go deaf. Although, seeing NHRA atleast once would be awesome. I love the home built drag cars, the big company ones are cool, but the hot rods out of peoples' garages are so cool to me

    And I guess we come pretty close. My Cousin lives there though, so we're there 3 or 4 days a year.

    Thank you. I'm starting to finally use all manual settings and not just relying on the camera anymore. That was probably my best move. I kind of stopped too, but now I'm hooked on photos again, especially in three weeks in London :D.

    So I bought an F/1.8 50mm lens last year, and barely used. I recently thought about it some more and decided to use it today. We had a pretty good day planned, so it got a good work out. I felt bad never using it, so hopefully today made up for it a little. (And they aren't all cars! :eek:)

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    Stair by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

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    Gauges by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    And this one isn't really special, but I remember seeing this plate on Jalopnik once.

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    Snow Guy by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr

    Story
     
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