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GBRandy
06-13-2009, 08:51 PM
https://www.tessfamily.com/uploaded2008/TR80613%204.jpg

https://www.tessfamily.com/uploaded2008/TR80613%203.jpg

https://www.tessfamily.com/uploaded2008/TR80613%202.jpg

https://www.tessfamily.com/uploaded2008/TR80613%201.jpg

Just sittin in the driveway...need to get to a real spot I guess.....

Brosky
06-13-2009, 08:55 PM
Nice looking car. Love to have one of those someday.

humanoid
06-13-2009, 09:59 PM
Holy crap, that looks like you just drove it off the dealer's lot when it was new. How much work and $$$ did you put into it? If my 7 looked 1/2 as good as yours I'd be a happy man.

Next time you're bored, want to come over to SoCal and do some work on my 7? LOL

tdskip
06-13-2009, 10:38 PM
No kidding - she looks fantastic. Just amazing Randy.

pjsmetana
06-14-2009, 08:06 AM
I've never really liked the look of the TR7/8 till now. All of the sudden I feel myself adding one to my 'to buy' list... Look what you made me do Randy!!!

Mickey Richaud
06-14-2009, 08:39 AM
It's been said many times: The Wedges are the best kept secret, and were completely done in by folks who never bothered to enjoy them.

https://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/MickeyTRMG/NO%202009/PICT0207.jpg

Taking mine out for a drive this afternoon. (If it doesn't rain!)

tr8todd
06-14-2009, 09:27 AM
That is one straight car! With kids, bicycles, and constant activity in my garage, mine never stand a chance of looking that good.

mallard
06-14-2009, 10:34 AM
I never liked the 8 until I drove one. Very nice car to drive and enjoy. Some one near me has one for sale sometimes and says it pristene except for the fact that it was t-boned and the door gaps are now 5 times bigger than they should be, and it's been sitting for 10 years. I really like the look of the Grinnall TR8 in Piggotts new book. Yor car looks to be in great shape and someting to hold onto. Good luck with the TR3 search.

GBRandy
06-14-2009, 05:15 PM
Thanks folks. I was messing around with an 85mm f1.2 lens if any of you are photographically inclined.... It creates some neat out of focus areas and depth of field tricks. I'll post more as another of my many hobbies is photography....


Holy crap, that looks like you just drove it off the dealer's lot when it was new. How much work and $$$ did you put into it? If my 7 looked 1/2 as good as yours I'd be a happy man.

Next time you're bored, want to come over to SoCal and do some work on my 7? LOL

Funny, but I bought the car when I lived SO Cal.... I lived in Lakeweood working for McDonnell Douglas back in the late 1980's. If your TR7 was brown, we would need to talk. I sold mine out there.

How much money? Come now, we don't discuss that do we? :smile:

I had the car painted about 10 years ago by a local guy who excells in paint jobs. It took him 6 months, but you can read the headline lines from the newspaper reflected from 20 feet away :smile: I wax often.

https://www.tessfamily.com/uploaded2008/TR80613%205.jpg

mrv8q
06-14-2009, 07:10 PM
The shape of things to come!

Mickey Richaud
06-14-2009, 07:51 PM
The shape of things to come!

And some of us have ours NOW! :wink:

TonyPanchot
06-14-2009, 09:35 PM
Out standing photography Randy

swift6
06-15-2009, 03:41 PM
Thanks folks. I was messing around with an 85mm f1.2 lens if any of you are photographically inclined.... It creates some neat out of focus areas and depth of field tricks. I'll post more as another of my many hobbies is photography....

"Depth of Field" is the area of <span style="font-style: italic">perceived</span> focus that builds 1/3 in front and 2/3 behind the point of focus (the true area of focus is plane parallel to the lens plane, on most cameras its also parallel to the film/sensor array plane). The smaller the aperture (larger numeric, eg f22) the greater the "depth of field", the larger the aperture (smaller numeric, eg f2.8) the lesser the "depth of field".

An 85mm (short telephoto) is an awesome portrait lens with just enough compression to not really be noticed but not a hint of wide angle distortion. A fast lens, one that can open the aperture very wide and 1.2 is VERY wide, is an excellent choice for making sure a persons entire face is in focus but the background can be a mottled blur. Often very pleasing to the eye.

Sorry, Photography is one of my professions. :wink: :square:

SCguy
06-15-2009, 07:42 PM
Shawn,

For a moment... I thought I was on the wrong website. I come here to escape apertures, but I love my Canon 85mm 1.2!

Randy,

Great car! Wonderful pictures! I love driving my 8... once I got my ECU sorted out.

GBRandy
06-15-2009, 09:43 PM
Well, well, well. I feel like I am on POTN or Nikon Cafe. I am a regular at both....same forum name.

Nice to see some folks that share the same passion I do for photography. :smile:

The Canon 85 f1.2 is a favorite lens of mine for portraits. Never really tried it on a car and I need to get to wider places to make the most of it. The EXIF is all there is you pixel peepers want to look :wink:

I am more of a sports photographer than anything, but I have a set of AB lights and umbrellas just begging to be used on the TR8

Stay tuned.

swift6
06-15-2009, 10:25 PM
Haven't been on a photography forum in years. Last one was APUG (Analog Photographic Users Group). I still prefer light sensitive emulsions to an array of sensors, especially for my personal work. Its all just tools though, whichever method of gathering and writing with light you prefer.

DNK
06-15-2009, 11:18 PM
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