Christmastime Cars & Coffee

One of the most enjoyable aspects of any Cars & Coffee events is the unpredictability of what kinds of cars show up. Take f’rinstance the venerable Nissan GTR. There were a dozen of these Godzilla cars at December’s event at the vehicle vault in Park, CO. Then there was the gaggle of Ducati motorcycles that showed up to widen this event’s...

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Photographing the World of Speed Museum

Today’s Post by Mark Toal The World of Speed automobile museum uses historic racecars and motorcycles to tell the story of America’s love affair with the automobile and leadership role in world motorsports. It encompasses many aspects of motorsports including drag racing, road racing, land speed racing, motorcycle racing, as well as open wheel and NASCAR. It tells...

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Shooting The World of Rallying

Today’s Post by John Larsen For many years I watched television coverage of the World Rally Championship and thought it would be fun to spectate and a real challenge to try to take photos of this unique form of motorsports. Eventually I would attend my first Rally of the Tall Pines that takes place annually in Bancroft, Ontario in late November and I have been back...

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Mercedes Benz CLA250: Long Term Report

In January 2016, I purchased a used 2104 CLA 250. It has 22,000 miles on the odometer and was clean as new and well equipped, although it lacked the 4Matic AWD option and wasn’t an AMG model. Not that made any difference to the haters out there who didn’t even think the AMG model, which includes 4Matic, was a real Mercedes either; clearly mine was a pretender too. Now I...

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Shooting Motorsports: Techniques

Today’s Post by John Larsen The basic techniques required to cover a motorsports event can essentially be broken down into four categories: panning, head-on, three-quarter and close-ups. Panning photos with visual impact require a blurred background and spinning wheels but with a sharp point of focus. This is achieved by firing your camera while smoothly following...

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Giving Thanks Today

On this special Holiday I’d like to say Thank You to all the people out there who help me with this blog and my life. Thanks goes out to Mark Toal, my partner at Mirrorless Photo Tips, whose wit, wisdom and talent serve to electrify that blog. He’s not just a great photographer but a great human being and I’m glad that I met him a few years ago at...

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