Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cool Photo Frame For Car images

Arlington Memorial Bridge at Dusk - Washington, D.C.
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Image by Sam Antonio Photography
Another three in one photograph.

From the banks of the of the Potomac River you can get a great view of the Arlington Memorial Bridge, The Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument all in one frame.

The Arlington Memorial Bridge not only links the state of Virginia with the District of Columbia, but also the Civil War era North and South.

On one end you have the Union’s Lincoln Memorial and across the Potomac on the Virginia side you have the Confederacy’s Robert E. Lee Memorial.

Some of you have commented on the recent watermarks on my photos. It’s there for a reason. People have been using my photos without my permission or compensation. If you want to use my photos please let me know and I would be more than happy to share them with you. Just drop me an email.

Don’t steal! The government hates competition!

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Finished and Unfinished Work
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Image by Island Capture Photography
Some stuff I printed.. Photos are more appreciated when printed in large size. :) I wish I had an Epson 2400!

My Hot Wheels collection in the background.

1934 - 1939 Mercedes-Benz W31 (Typ G4)
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Image by Georg Schwalbach (GS1311)
The Mercedes-Benz W31 typ G4 was a German three-axle off-road vehicle first produced by Mercedes-Benz as a staff/command car for the Wehrmacht in 1934. The cars were designed as a seven-seater touring car or closed saloon and were mainly used by upper echelons of the Nazi regime in parades and inspections as they were deemed too expensive for general Army use.

The G4 was a development of the G1, launched in 1926. In the first three years of production they had an 8-cylinder inline engine of 5018 cc displacement delivering 100 PS (74 kW). An unsynchronized four-speed transmission transferred the power to all four rear wheels, or optionally to all six wheels. The rear wheels were attached to two rigid axles 950 mm apart, which were suspended in joint semi-elliptic leaf springs. The front axle was rigid with semi-elliptic springs. All six wheels had hydraulic brakes with servo assistance. The top speed was only 67 km/h (42 mph), limited by the type of all-terrain tyres. Only 11 of these vehicles were delivered to the Wehrmacht. The car used an elongated box-section frame that allowed for generous interior room with comfortable seating for up to 7. Seating was provided by two benches (front and rear) and one middle-placed row of seats with separate arm rests.

From 1937 a more powerful engine of 5252 cc and 115 PS (85 kW) was used. The performance remained the same. Between 1937 and 1938 16 cars were built.

From 1938 a larger motor of 5401 cc and 110 PS (81 kW) was used. Vehicles of this model were used by Adolf Hitler and his staff in parades marking the occupation of Austria and the annexation of the so-called residual Czech Republic. The last year of production was 1939. 30 cars of this model were built.


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Der dreiachsige Geländewagen Mercedes-Benz Typ G4 entstand als schwerer Geländewagen für die Wehrmacht im Jahre 1934. Nach dem ersten Versuch 1926 mit dem Typ G1 startete Daimler-Benz nun noch einen Anlauf. Das Modell trug die interne Baumusterbezeichnung W 31.

Die Wagen waren als siebensitzige Tourenwagen oder geschlossene Limousinen ausgeführt. Durch sein hohes Gewicht von 3,7 Tonnen wurde der G4 vor allem zum Repräsentieren auf der Straße eingesetzt.

In den ersten drei Produktionsjahren besaßen sie obengesteuerte Achtzylinder-Reihenmotoren mit 5018 cm³ Hubraum, der maximal 100 PS (74 kW) liefert. Ein unsynchronisiertes Vierganggetriebe mit Vorgelege leitet die Kraft an alle vier Hinterräder oder wahlweise an alle sechs Räder weiter. Die Hinterräder hängen an zwei Starrachsen mit einem Abstand von 950 mm, die an gemeinsamen halbelliptischen Blattfedern aufgehängt sind. Auch die Vorderachse ist starr und hat Halbelliptikfedern. Alle sechs Räder haben hydraulische Bremsen mit Saugluftunterstützung. Die Höchstgeschwindigkeit liegt bei 67 km/h. Lediglich elf dieser Fahrzeuge wurden an die Wehrmacht geliefert.

Ab 1937 wurde ein stärkerer Motor eingebaut. Er hat 5252 cm³ Hubraum und leistet 115 PS (84,5 kW). Die Fahrleistungen blieben – begrenzt durch die Bauart der Geländereifen – gleich. 1937 und 1938 wurden 16 Fahrzeuge gebaut.

1938 kam ein nochmals größerer Motor zum Einsatz. Er hatte 5401 cm³ Hubraum, liefert aber nur 110 PS (81 kW). Nachdem die Reichskanzlei einige Fahrzeuge für Adolf Hitler und seinen Stab orderte – eingesetzt als Kommandeurswagen z. B. bei der Besetzung Österreichs und der Annexion der sogenannten Rest-Tschechei – konnte Daimler-Benz im letzten Produktionsjahr 1939 nochmals 30 Wagen absetzen.


photo frame for car
Image by woody1778a
Flat plate, thin guage metal rolled onto a wire frame for reinforcement. Plate is blue on ivory in color. The clear vinyl bag in which the plate is sealed makes the plate seem wrinkled and faded. Many of my SK plates appear that way because of this.

Greenwood Car Show 2009
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Image by Ham Hock
1958 Cadillac Edlorado.

Hundreds of other great classics came out to the Greenwood Car Show this year. Unfortunately, a crowd of over 20,000 people meant taking photos of cars without someone cutting into the frame was nearly impossible, and I took very few photos because of this. Most cars had their hood up anyway, which makes for an unappealing car photo in my view.

I highly recommend this show, although I wish they would host it from 4:00pm until dusk and have a night cruise, rather than from 9:00am to 4:00pm with no cruise, as is currently the case.

Hint, hint.... (show organizers)


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