I’m overwhelmed by the response on my last upload, picturing The Stockholm Town hall. It’s a picture that’s been on my list of captures I wanted to make for a long time. Last summer the conditions where perfect so I was lucky to pull it off. I’m very proud of that HDR and consider it to be one of my best. Here is another one that I had on my list for a long time, The Gripsholm Castle at night. This reflection requires perfect wind still and one night in July last year it happened and I jumped into my car and drove to Mariefred and found this magnificent view. The 5 exposures are captured around midnight. The longest exposure (+4) is 16 minutes so the mosquitoes where quite happy to feast on me while I was waiting. But the ducks where quite unhappy with me because I occupied the pier there they had their night rest. They where angrily swimming around in the foreground but because of the longtime exposures they did not spoil my HDR.
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Last out in my veteran car week is a black beauty from Great Britain, a Triumph 1800 Roadster from 1948. Triumph Roadster was the first post war car from Britain’s Triumph Motor Company. A total of 4501 cars of this model was produced between 1946 and 1949. It came with two types of engines, a 1800 cc and a 2000 cc. This black beauty, with the smaller engine type, made a visit to Mariefred on the day of steam 2011. The last car with the Triumph brand was produced in 1984 but BMW currently own the trademark.
I hope you enjoyed these old beauties I presented under the theme “Veteran Car Week”. For sure I will continue take photos of cars but for now there will be HDR-photo with different motives on my blog.
The MG Car Company is a former British sports car manufacturer that was founded in the 1920s by the British engineer Cecil Kimber. Since 2007 MG is own by the Chinese automobile manufacturer Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. Best known for its two-seat open sports cars. The TC model was the first postwar MG, launched in 1945, and exactly 10,000 were produced between 1945 to 1950. This red beauty was spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam, 2011.
Now we are on the last day of the veteran car week at my blog. But I still have some more old beauties I want to show you, so I decided to continue with cars a couple of days. Today’s upload is another Pontiac, we opened the week with a Star Chief from 1957 and we close it with a Bonneville from 1958. Pontiac is a automobile brand started by General Motors in 1926 and was terminated, due to the effects of the company’s financial problems, in 2009. The name Pontiac comes from the Indian chief of the Ottawa tribe who is famous for his role in Pontiac’s Rebellion against the British Army in 1763 to 1766. The Bonneville model was produced from 1957 to 2005 and got its name from the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, a site auto racing and most of the world’s land speed record runs. The Bonneville was introduced to the market in 1957 with a cabriolet. In 1958 they added a coupe, and it paced the Indianapolis 500 that year. This turquoise beauty from 1958 made a trip to Mariefred, on the Day of Steam 2011, where I spotted it and captured on picture.
Below you can see three HDR-pictures of the 1958 Pontiac Bonneville, one of the exterior and two from the interior. There is a fourth HDR-picture of the exterior viewed from behind, you can see this picture in my collection at smugmug or flickr!
Todays car is a Bentley Mark IV, Standard Steel Sports Saloon, from 1949. Just like all other cars of which I posted HDR-pictures this week, this British beauty was spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam. The Bentley Motors Limited was founded in 1919 by the British engineer Walter Owen Bentley. In 1931 Bently was bought by Rolls-Royce and since 1998 it’s a part of the Volkswagen Group. But Bentley still have their business based in Crewe, England. The Mark IV model was the first post-war luxury car from Bentley. It was also the first Bentley from Rolls-Royce with design based on the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith of 1946 and Silver Dawn of 1949. A total of 5 202 Mark IV was produced between 1946 to 1952.
If you wast to see how this British beauty looks from the front, you can visit my photosteam at flickr or my portfolio at smugmug!
Volvo PV is a Swedish classic car. The PV444 model was constructed during the second world war and the purpose was to build a smaller car with good fuel economy that would assure the company’s future. The PV444 quickly become very popular in Sweden and become the car of the people, “folkbilen”. A total of 196 005 units of the PV444 where made between 1944 to 1958. In 1958 the PV544 model was introdced which where a modernised version of the PV444 model. Like its predecessor the PV544 was very popular and until 1965, when the last PV left the factory in Lundby, a total of 243 996 units of the PV544 were produced. This black beauty from 1950 was spotted on the Day of Steam in Mariefred 2011.
Old cars don’t need to be of luxury models to be charming. I this Morris Minor 1000 is very nice, and this is not only because it’s built the same year I was born. No it’s a real blue beauty! Morris Minor is a British economy car that was manufactured by the Morris Motor Company between 1948 to 1971. It was the first British made car to sell more than one million units and the 1000 series was the most popular. This blue beauty was spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam and it was not only me who captured it with a camera.