Image taken with an iPhone 12 Pro Max in portrait mode.
For the past 2 months I have been going for 1 to 2 mile morning walks to get in a little exercise and also to clear my head. This morning while walking through my neighborhood I came across this VW Super Beetle. From the looks of the bumpers I believe this is a 1973 (which was the first year 5 mph bumpers were required). This Beetle brings back so many fond memories of my youth because in 1973 I purchased my first new car which was ironically a 1973 VW Super Beetle. For those of you that are not VW Beetle fans the Super Beetle featured a curved windshield, redesigned dashboard and a blower motor to control the heat output (very high end for a Beetle). Regular Beetle’s featured a flat windshield and the more conventional convection heating system. Both systems were still controlled by 2 levers in between the front seats but there was much less chance of your breath fogging up the front windshield on hot humid summer days and cold winter mornings. Photo was taken with my iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Fujifilm X-H1 and XF23mm f/1.4 R Lens – 1/200 @ f/5.6
Special thanks to Brandon Joseph Cross who owns this spectacular street rod.
Subaru WRX – STI
Fuji X30 – 1/50 @ f/5.6 – ISO 100
Fuji X30 – 1/320 @ f/5.6 – ISO
This is a 1959 Austin-Healy “Bug Eyed” Sprite and I just adore these tiny British sports cars. This particular one is a “daily driver” so the owner is not just looking at it he is also enjoying driving it. The actual color of this car is BRG – British Racing Green.
Every June in Fireman’s Memorial Park, Lindenhurst Long Island a Fireman’s Tournament is held with most of the Long Island Fire Departments competing for the best times. Make no mistake these are no ordinary Fire Trucks these are full blown race vehicles. All of this happens very quickly so I thought I would do something a little different by showing you a gallery of ten images all taken with the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm f/1.2 lens in high speed continuous shutter mode (8 frames per second). This team is the Lindenhurst Snails Drill team. To see a sequence in real time here is a YouTube video I shot with my iPhone of a different drill team – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J59pO9Rn8sI. Although I prefer the still images I included the video to show how fast all this happens. To view the gallery of images please click the largest image above.