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Donald Campbell's Bentley



Donald Campbell's Bentley at the Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside, Cumbria

Donald Campbell's Bentley at the Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside, Cumbria
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People's Choice in Something Blue Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Anything transportation Photo Challenge
Peer Award
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MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle September 13, 2018
Congratulations on your winning photo. I think my vote put you over the top. I was in second place. Keep up the good work.
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kez.photofolio September 13, 2018
Thank you! Yours was a worthy winner too!!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug September 13, 2018
Nice image. This would be a nice entry in the Color Blue Contest!
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kez.photofolio September 13, 2018
Thank you! Heading there now :)
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BiggShots Jun 18
What a beautiful blue vehicle!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
In the Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, South Cumbria, UK.
Time
Early afternoon when it wasn't too busy.
Lighting
The exhibits were already floodlit with halogens and throughout most of the museum the ceilings had skylights.
Equipment
Samsung WB1100F, aperture: f/3, ISO: 100, shutter speed: 1/23, focal length: 9/2, no flash.
Inspiration
This is a stunning example of a Derby built Bentley, with a fascinating history and unique blue colour. This vehicle was owned and driven by the world land and water speed record holder, Donald Campbell, hence the colour, Bluebird Blue, which was applied during it's final restoration - along with the Bluebird radiator adornment.
Editing
I added an HDR finish using Photomatix Pro 6.
In my camera bag
My trips find me with a custom backpack containing my old but trusted Nikon D200 with my favourite lens attached which is a Nikkor 35-70mm f:2.8 AF. Extra lenses in the bag are an AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G, a Micro-Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 macro, and a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro telephoto zoom. Oh, and a tripod. The weight of this kit demands a tripod at low light!
Feedback
Aim for pictures that you would be happy to display and occasionally go for the fun element - as in head off for that elusive and unique shot. Whilst I still shoot film (I still own the cameras I used for my studies at college in the 1970s) digital photography is a boon as I brazenly go through 100s of frames occasionally finding a few keepers. Film is a good learning curve, teaching you how to get to grips with a camera and, of course, every shot has to count! Get your body right in, move away - don't just rely on focus. Use every angle you physically can, though I'm not quite ready to try that in the middle of a shopping street! Always take a tripod with you and if you’re on a hike take only as much equipment as you'll need. If I’m landscaping my 35mm prime is lens enough whilst the 35-70mm is a superb all-rounder. Take a look around you through the lens. You’ll soon see things that wider vision overlooks. I draw a lot of inspiration from other photographers too. Most of all have fun!!

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