Clouds and Cars

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/9, 1/125 sec, ISO200)

Palm Springs is always hot and sunny. Always? Not this time. It was still rather not but sunny – not so much.

In Austria we are used to overcast and dull days. It’s nothing special. Here it is different. We have visited Palm Springs many times and we never had a cloudy day. Until today. There was even rain during the night. Not that we could hear it. The air-condition in our room was far too loud.

The light was bland so the best thing to do was to have a look at the classic cars at Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (22.7mm, f/4, 1/140 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (20mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO400)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23.4mm, f/2.8, 1/150 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (22.7mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (47mm, f/4, 1/200 sec, ISO2000)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO400)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO640)

My favourite was the steel grey Lincoln Continental from 1964 and also the little red Ford Thunderbird in the image above. Funny: They also had a Lincoln from 1979 with only 27 miles on the clock. I forgot to ask what the story was behind that one.

Every time we visit Palm Springs we always stop by at this car dealership and they always have some cool cars on offer.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO640)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (28.3mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO500)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (32.1mm, f/4, 1/600 sec, ISO200)

Before we left Palm Springs we had a coffee in the brand new Starbucks. There is also a big new hotel that is going to open soon in the centre. Palm Springs seems to be a popular place and it is easy to see why: It’s an oasis in the desert.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO500)