Fortnightly Competition #29: CARS


Link Posted 12/11/2009 - 11:13
I'm a confirmed petrol-head so, in celebration of a new series of Top Gear starting on Sunday, this fortnight's competition is CARS.

This should be a nice open topic although I do have an extra rule in addition to the usual fortnightly ones (one entry each, no changing once posted, picture(s) taken between now and the end of the competition, Pentax equipment used, full shooting data given); that is that the subject must be car or car related. They can be real cars, toy cars, car parts, whatever you like but NOT bikes, trains, planes, vans, lorries, busses, space shuttles, etc. Just cars. Everyone clear on that? Good.

Entries close at 6pm (GMT) on Wednesday 25th November. Good luck all!


Link Posted 12/11/2009 - 12:46
Good one Hefty. Now I'm Photobucket literate I might be tempted to enter my first ever fortnightly competition. Must get into gear now.


Link Posted 14/11/2009 - 16:49
My 911

K10D + Sigma 105 macro
ISO 800
1/6 sec
Artificial lighting
14/11/09 @ 15.49

Unfortunately, although made in Germany, the car is only 6" (15cm) long and is made of glass

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T


Link Posted 17/11/2009 - 12:53
A is for Austin

“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -


Link Posted 18/11/2009 - 00:08
"old but classy"

(bit like her owner!)

Lens: Lensbaby Composer & +4 Macro
Camera Model: PENTAX K10D
Image Date: 2009:11:18 00:34:04
Flash Used: No
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: +0.70
White Balance: Manual
Metering Mode: Center Weight
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
Exposure Mode: Manual

Pentax: K20D; FA50mm 1.4; FA135mm 2.8; FA 17-28mm; FA 80-320mm; AF360FGZ
Sigma: 30mm F1.4EXDC; 10-20mmEXDC ..... LENSBABY 'Composer' ,


Link Posted 18/11/2009 - 13:22
2006 Buick Allure

resolution 3872x2592
flash not used
focal length 26.3mm
exposure time 0.017s (1/60)
aperture f/5.6
ISO 800
metering mode matrix
exposure creative program
Last Edited by darlene on 18/11/2009 - 13:23


Link Posted 20/11/2009 - 16:43

My first entry in the fortnightly comp.
Taken: Wednesday November 18 2009 12.12.08pm
Location: Grey Street, Newcastle on Tyne.
K10+16-50mm lens at F6.3, 1/200th second, two thirds of a stop under exposed.
Sensitivity: 400 ISO.
Picture Title: Classical lines
Last Edited by davidtrout on 20/11/2009 - 16:44


Link Posted 22/11/2009 - 19:56
The weather since Friday has been awful so here's an entry I don't think I'll improve on.

Taken Friday 20th
K10D Sigma 30mm F2 at 350th


You can see some of my shots at my Flickr account.

Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 23/11/2009 - 18:47
Right, none of my conventional efforts has really come off, and I'm not going to get anything by Wednesday, so I'm going to have to post one of my more, erm... experimental shots:

Crime scene

Taken Sunday 23rd with the K20D, FA35 f2, ISO6400, f22, 0.8 sec handheld

Last Edited by Dr. Mhuni on 23/11/2009 - 19:03


Link Posted 23/11/2009 - 21:32

A sunny evening, a walk back to the car and behold - the reflection of Kingston House in a new shape Astra



Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 19:56
Standing Out In The Crowd
"Yes I own it"...Porsche Boxer!

Camera Pentax K-m
Focal Len 95mm
lens 55-200mm
Exposure time 1/25
Aperture f/8.0
ISO 200
Date 2009 11/25..
according to camera date...really the 24th


Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 21:24
Even if its total fiasco, there is one more for you....
The only idea I carried was to find some good shape, but the daytime was limiting.
Walking home I saw this reflection. car's ? shaping
Not exactly what I hoped, but
Went back while children were stuck to cartoons


iso 400
exp time 4 s
F nr 18
Sigma 70-300 at 150 mm

Pentax K20D; SMC DA 18-55mm II kit; Sigma AF 70-300/4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
GIMP Flickr


Link Posted 25/11/2009 - 11:07
My Baby Tank

K-7 with DA55-300 @ 55mm
1/10sec, F8 & ISO 200

Taken between rain showers at 10:26 on 25/11/09

Apologies for a late entry, I seem to have been very busy

Last Edited by GlynM on 25/11/2009 - 11:09


Link Posted 25/11/2009 - 12:54
Wasn't sure but thought I'd have a go, although its not quite the effect I was after.

Date: 21/11/09 13:15
Location: Tower Street, Brightlingsea.
Camera: K100D Super
Lens: Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/1.7
Auto Exposure 1/125 sec
Aperture f/4.0
ISO 200

Last Edited by Oppenheimer45 on 25/11/2009 - 12:59


Link Posted 25/11/2009 - 13:05

Taken about half an hour ago
K20D + Tamron AD2 90mm f2.5
f2.5, 1/100sec, ISO 250, -1.3ev
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr • Fluidr • PPG • Street • Portfolio site
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