The New Car

Alas, my experiments with lightpainting were crap. However, this will have to do for now.

2003 Ford BA Fairmont.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 12th November 2008, This photo: 8:50pm


  • NKN Photography said:
    That looks familiar.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! ;-)
  • InterfacePublications said:
    Hey cool car, mine is blue!
  • David de Groot said:
    Lea would have loved a blue one, but it was a case of "you can have any colour you like, as long as it's white" ;-)
  • frednaut said:
    HEAPS better than my attempts. I think if this was reframed in a carpark or somewhere less...outdoors, then this style of lighting would work better - does this make sense?
    Have you tried an up close one on the grill? There's some trick to that I haven't quite figured out yet. I've seen some great ones in the Austrobist group over the last month or two.
  • Xenedis said:
    A white Ford, eh? Not a common car. :-P
    I kinda figured you'd buy it. Congrats. New(er) car smell, more room, etc.
  • David de Groot said:
    Clarence does some pretty awesome stuff, but I have no idea how he manages it -
    I need to find a light source that doesn't spill back towards the camera. Will put my thinking cap on.
  • David de Groot said:
    :-P Yeah, it's white and a Ford, but it's a car and has gadgets, and Lea can drive it (quite willingly).
  • Xenedis said:
    It's a sad say when the radio in your new car is more technologically advanced than the entire engine in your old car. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Well in my older car anyway. Japanese engines tend to be more technologically advanced than Australian or American engines.
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    It'll soon turn brown with Aussie mud and dust! Straight-6 4.0L or V8 5.4L? Either of those pot sizes sounds large to me.
  • David de Groot said:
    Straight 6, 4.0L V8's are nice, but just way too expensive these days.
    As for size, in a country this large, where you rack up kms rather quickly, a larger lower rev'ing engine that lasts longer is a good idea.
  • heidi_K said:
  • chooks! said:
    Good Luck with your new car David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Geez a white Fairmont - living dangerously Dave? :-)
    Next you'll grow a beard a wear a hat!........wait a minute!!!!!! :-))
  • David de Groot said:
    Cheeky bugger :P
    But at least you know which came first now - the beard or the Fairmont ;-)
  • leadegroot said:
    Oi! Its *my* car!
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Oops sorry :-)
    It's all this new fluoride in the water...its making me giddy....cant wait for the sewage to be added! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Not here, we have tanks and thus get our water free of human-additives. We just get the odd dead frog, and tanins from fallen leaves (what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, or something like that) :)