Kings Of The Road

SONY ILCE-7R (23mm, f/10, 1/160 sec, ISO100)

If the first thing you see in the morning are palm trees swaying in the warm breeze it’s gonna be a good day.

For us it means we are on vacation. This one lies almost 8 years back now but I want to post it here before the memory is gone. That’s also the reason we take pictures. To record our memories. Photography is the dairy of the lazy. And this was a lazy day too. First we visited the car dealer specialised in vintage cars, later we went to the museum.

Canon EOS 6D (61mm, f/14, 1/125 sec, ISO100)
SONY ILCE-7R (27mm, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO100)
SONY ILCE-7R (18mm, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO100)

But cars first. I would love to take one of those back home. For the price of a new small and boring car you could get automobile history. Of course those cars make no sense where I live. The roads are too narrow and petrol has become so expensive that I would literally burning money cruising around with on of those old, thirsty V8. But one can dream.

I would like to have a land yacht. Something like an old Lincoln Continental from the 60s. A true cool ride. The even had an Edsel on display which reminded me on Maniac Mansion and that thought put a smile on my face.

SONY ILCE-7R (33mm, f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO160)
SONY ILCE-7R (30mm, f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO640)
SONY ILCE-7R (19mm, f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO320)
SONY ILCE-7R (20mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO100)
SONY ILCE-7R (23mm, f/10, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

But of course I will never buy one of those since I would also need a garage to put it in and a experienced mechanic to keep it alive. For sure the spare parts are not a big problem in the USA but they would for sure a problem in Austria. In short: to have one of those cars for a couple of rides on a sunny day would be fun but I’d rather spend my money on something else.

If I would live in the dryer parts of the USA I guess it would be a different story.

Btw: back in 2015 my main camera was a Sony A7R that I shot with the Canon 16-35/4 IS. Even though the adapter was new AF was so slow that I switched to manual focus. So I shot it like a medium format camera from the hip with the LCD out to check composition and focus. 

FUJIFILM X-T1 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/950 sec, ISO200)