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ghost king

ghost king

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abstract Automobile Photos street transportation Urban

road trippin’

road trippin'

..strollin’ down I-10, my first time doing this with some ghetto stabilizer.. πŸ™‚

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Architecture Automobile Fisheye moleman series Photos series Urban

tram

tram

..well, what can i say, i’m still sleepy.. πŸ™‚

..this looks like a crossbow, right? πŸ™‚

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Automobile Indoor Photos things transportation Urban

head on collision

head on collision

..milliseconds before being hit by a lexus..

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Automobile Indoor Photos transportation Urban

corolla

corolla

..shenanigans! πŸ˜€ yep, similar to yesterday’s post, this was shot at an auto show and given the panning look via photoshop.. by the time you read this, i might be probably roaming around the streets of new orleans.. have a rockin’ weekend.. πŸ™‚

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Automobile Event Indoor Photos transportation Urban

gt-r

gt-r

..i’ll let you guys figure it out.. πŸ˜€

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

drum bell

drum bell

..i guess hearing a bell back then in the open seas isn’t a good thing, eh?

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

uss drum

uss drum

..a WWII veteran..

Drum received of 12 battle stars for her World War II service. She is credited with sinking 15 ships, a total of 80,580 tons of enemy shipping, eighth highest of all U.S. submarines in total Japanese tonnage sunk. (more)

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

guns ahoy

guns ahoy

..guns from a different place, the rear portion (stern) of the ship..

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Automobile Photos transportation Urban

big guns

big guns

..it’s the first time i’ve been up close with these kinds of ships so bear with me as i post more from the trip.. ;P

USS Alabama (BB-60), a South Dakota-class battleship, was the sixth completed ship named Alabama of the United States Navy, however she was only the third commissioned ship with that name. Alabama was commissioned in 1942 and served in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. She was decommissioned in 1947 and assigned to the reserve duty. She retired in 1962. In 1964, Alabama was taken to Mobile Bay and opened as a museum ship the following year. The ship was added to the National Historic Landmark registry in 1986.

..if you’re a fan of these ships (or just like to gawk at them), i suggest you swing by Hess site, he’s doing a series on USS Lexington.. we’re having a “gun show”.. πŸ˜€

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

toys for the big boys

toys for the big boys

..must feel great driving this huge ship around the ocean..

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Automobile Photos things transportation

command post

command post

..spent the day strolling around an old boat.. more to come in the following days, it’s now time to sleep.. πŸ™‚

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Automobile Photos street transportation Urban

blocked

blocked

..i normally take shots in bursts.. and while i was shooting something, this taxi happened to zip in front of me, so i thought about patching them up together (instead of deleting it).. and it didn’t turn out that bad.. lucky me..

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Automobile HDR People Photos street Urban

tilting (more) taxis

tilting (more) taxis

..a follow up to yesterday’s fake tilt..

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Architecture Automobile Photos street Urban

brooklyn bus

brooklyn bus

..the B25 going about it’s usual route..

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abstract Automobile Photos street Urban

fast food

fast food

..chinese fast food.. bermuda style.. a few blocks from where we stayed..

..thanks to all who passed by here the past few days, i’ll be back to visiting in a sec.. lemme just take a nap.. ;D

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Automobile People

mobile bikers

mobile bikers

..never had the time (or motivation) to walk around and observe my surroundings here in Mobile.. so yesterday, i went out for a walk and just after 5 minutes walking, i heard loud, throbbing roarsΒ  coming from 150-200 big bikes passing by the road.. i thought to myself, ” man, how lucky can i be.. πŸ˜€ “.. i easily filled up 2gigs+ worth of raw photos.. i’ll be posting them in the gallery today and put the link up tomorrow.. now, i don’t know what the event was nor what those bikes are called but they sure look nice.. πŸ˜€

*..i’ve tweaked the display size for portrait-oriented images so load times will take sometime because they’re HUGE.. πŸ™‚

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Automobile Photos Urban

cat & mouse

cat & mouse

..took the boat out for a weekend cruise down the gulf of mexico..donned some cheesy, flowery, mexican shirt, a sombrero and a mustachio..played cat & mouse with the po-po’s..as shown here..they think i’m packing..why would they think that?

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Automobile Photos

hot rod, rat rod, shmat rod

hot rod, rat rod, shmat rod

last saturday, i was preoccupied with technical mumbo-jumbo to make shots look good, that i missed a crucial part.. to gather information about the subjects.. well, of course i could google it and find out about it later, but now i was thinking that it would be better if it came from the owners themselves.. too bad, maybe i’ll give it a try later..

my buddy told me that these were rat rods.. the model? year? specs? i dunno.. they looked so damn good i just snapped away.. πŸ™‚

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Automobile Landscape Photos

touchdown

touchdown

..my hare-brained scheme to evacuate to another state where there was a chance that it’ll be hit by gustav was a lesson learned.. a lesson that gator tail tastes good.. and shiner bock gives you a wicked hangover.. see? we all learn from our mistakes.. πŸ˜›

..and what does it feel like to fly on a jumpy plane over gustav? ( insert barfing sounds here )

..next weekend i’m off to nyc.. hope the weather cooperates and give me a smooth ride, if not, i’ll be downing $5 cocktails till i drop, or till my wallet pops..

..hope everyone had a great weekend.. πŸ˜€

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Automobile Photos

SS

SS

first off, i appreciate those bidding me a safe trip while traveling through the hurricane season.. thanks guys.. πŸ™‚ after having 2 flights cancelled, i hope this one would go on unhindered..

still from the a houston parking lot, another gas guzzler (5.7L V8), a (1967?) Chevy Camaro SS..

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Automobile Photos

the old & the not so new

the old & the not so new

..still ensconced in my buddy’s place, avoiding the storm, guzzling booze and sampling the local cuisine (gator tail).. also went to a parking lot and saw a bunch of American muscle cars.. *drool*..

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Automobile Photos

Lights, Motor, Action

Lights, Motor, Action

a nice thing about my weekend was that i wasn’t the “tour guide”.. i was the “tourist” so i just tagged along and had fun.. so i didn’t know what to expect when we entered this show but soon found out that it was an auto stunt show, sweet!! there were cars & motorcycle chases, then they were flying around ramps and stuff, guns were a-popping, flames shot out and explosions were blowing up like loco, just your typical hollywood auto stunt shoot.. and of course Herbie was there.. πŸ™‚

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Automobile Photos Urban

Mad Max

Mad Max

..outta my way, or else..

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Automobile Photos Urban

Hummin’ By

Hummin' By

Taken last year on a road trip along the streets of Huntington Beach, California.. a ‘decent-sized’ thing passed by us..

With today’s gas prices, who knows if he’ll be able to buy gas for this monster.. πŸ˜€

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Automobile Photos Urban

1936

1936

Beneath all the glitz & glamour of those technologically advance automobiles at Javits Center, there was this less populous exhibit. It was a display of cars from the LeMay Museum, America’s car museum. And here was one of it’s stars, the 1936 Hudson Custom Eight Convertible Coupe.

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Automobile Indoor Photos Urban

Furai

Furai

Early this morning, on my way to see the Easter parade at 5th Avenue, there was a lot of things running on my mind. Especially since the trains were running local, I had a lot of time to cerebrate. One of them was deciding whether to forgo the Easter parade for the Auto Show. Needless to say, I opted for the Auto Show, and it was great!

Here’s a quick clip of what this car is all about. Lifted from Wikipedia.

The Mazda Furai is a concept car revealed on 27 December, 2007 and manufactured by Mazda. A teaser image of the vehicle was released on 11 December, 2007. The Furai officially debuts at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Furai, meaning Sound of the wind, is based on the Courage CompΓ©tition C65 Le Mans Prototype that Mazda last used to compete in the American Le Mans Series, two seasons previously[3] and is designed to use E100 ethanol fuel. The car bears the #55 number that of its 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans winning ancestor, the 787B.

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Automobile Photos Urban

Fiery

Fiery

Wow, the first day of spring! It didn’t actually feel like it though, it’s still freezing cold. I’ll give it a few more weeks and see what happens. Maybe it’s global warming that’s causing all this. I wonder how hot summer will be. Hmm.. Fiery?

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Automobile Photos

Vintage

Vintage

Shiny, happy tech news! Canon released the successor to the 400D, the 450D. It’s all out in the web so just Google it for more info. Not so good news for me because the value of the 400D is going to drop. Not so big an issue though, because the 400D spews out good looking photos like that vintage car up there. =P

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Automobile Photos Urban

Excess

Excess
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Automobile Photos

Coronet

Coronet
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Automobile Photos Urban

(5117) M42

(5117) M42
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Automobile Fisheye Photos Urban

PORSH-uh

PORSH-uh

Got home on a rainy weekend afternoon and saw this Porsche parked in front of our apartment. Being the country bumpkin and not used to these luxury cars parked around, I got my camera and shot a few bursts.