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      11-14-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Photo Session at Lake Hodges

Lake Hodges is about 30 minutes north of where I live, is pretty quiet / out of the way, and has some fun winding roads on the way to it; figured me and the lady would go check it out and grab some real photos while we're at it.

All the photos on my my site (in my signature), but I'll post some of the better ones here. Keep in mind, I didn't clean the car for this shoot, so there's bugs / dirt / brake dust all over the car



































Those above are re-touched from the raw photos, these below are from the same set, but run through a Lomo PS action I came up with:



















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      11-14-2010, 10:00 PM   #2
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Great photos. I take it you remove your CA license plate when you take photos?
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      11-14-2010, 10:12 PM   #3
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Great photos. I take it you remove your CA license plate when you take photos?
Don't have one
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      11-15-2010, 09:08 AM   #4
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Nice, but nicer with the BMW roundels.
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      11-15-2010, 10:02 AM   #5
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very nice shots, I like the way the roof looks in some of those shots, it was a good choice.

what camera are you using? the shots kind of remind me of when i had my Canon T1i
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      11-15-2010, 10:07 AM   #6
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nice color combo. like the wheels too but why the under size rear tires? btw, any luck with donations? that cracked me up! not a bad idea, you just never know
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      11-15-2010, 11:07 AM   #7
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very nice shots, I like the way the roof looks in some of those shots, it was a good choice.

what camera are you using? the shots kind of remind me of when i had my Canon T1i
Camera was a Canon Eos 20D

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nice color combo. like the wheels too but why the under size rear tires? btw, any luck with donations? that cracked me up! not a bad idea, you just never know
Because the wheels are only 8" wide, so most people don't recommend a 255 tire on that small of a wheel. 255 was the only size to get the 35 profile, so I had to get something with a 40 profile; which was why I went with a 235 section width, since the 245 would have been even taller than the 235 already is.

I got $1...of which paypal took $.33. $.67 in the bank!
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      11-15-2010, 12:00 PM   #8
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Great pictures
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      11-15-2010, 12:34 PM   #9
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Like it. Nice color combination with the wheels.

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      11-15-2010, 04:29 PM   #10
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Love the color combo... I assume your tails are painted? Did you do them yourself or have a shop do it.
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      11-15-2010, 05:06 PM   #11
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Love the color combo... I assume your tails are painted? Did you do them yourself or have a shop do it.
Thanks! They're a vinyl overlay, done by the same shop that did my roof and windows, with the reverse section cut out.
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      11-15-2010, 05:59 PM   #12
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nice interior/exterior colour combo
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      11-16-2010, 03:29 AM   #13
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fantastic photos
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Nice upgrades! Congrats! U can put the BMW Performance Brakes for a perfect match with the wheels
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      02-01-2011, 09:43 AM   #15
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The first set of pictures I really like, the 2nd set look a bit over processed. You're car looks great though, can you please explain your license plate situation?
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The first set of pictures I really like, the 2nd set look a bit over processed. You're car looks great though, can you please explain your license plate situation?
It's a custom German tourist plate
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      02-01-2011, 11:41 AM   #17
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It's a custom German tourist plate
And you regularly drive with it? You don't get pulled over? It looks cool for sure but I would be cautious to drive around with it.
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you can drive around with them but you have to have your regular plate displayed properly, that would have been put there just for the photo shoot.

you can put whatever stickers and whatever plates you like on the car, as long as you have your real plate displayed properly and legally.
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      02-01-2011, 01:13 PM   #19
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you can drive around with them but you have to have your regular plate displayed properly, that would have been put there just for the photo shoot.

you can put whatever stickers and whatever plates you like on the car, as long as you have your real plate displayed properly and legally.
I'm actually running no plates other than the "Zoll" one right now. In California, you can run the dealer registration on the car for up to six months, to cover cases of delays in plate making. So I'm just running that sticker up front, and that plate at the back
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cool photos
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      02-01-2011, 06:08 PM   #21
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Looks much better without front license plate.
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