Before digital cameras came along, you had to set your "F stop" to the proper setting to have the right exposure for your photos. There was a saying among photojournalists: "F8 and be there."--set your camera to F8, and get to the scene ready to go. Not that much has changed, really.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Auto Show: Mercedes Two Seaters

So much photographic goodness at the Greater Kansas City Auto Show! Just going to give a taste right now, as the internet connection I'm working with is v-e-r-y s-l-o-w.

Mercedes has created a new gull wing car--and to show it off they brought out a very nice 1955 gull wing 300 SL. The car is very similarly styled to the 190 SL which is near and dear to The Observer's heart. Herewith a compare and contrast between new and old...

The new car definitely owes several design cues to the old original. Both cars are easy on the eyes and fast on the road!

1 comment:

  1. T.O.:
    And both cars were (and still are) HARD & HEAVY on the pocketbook, too...LOL!

    (oh, yeah...I can DREAM...a lot)

    Nice photos.



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