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Hi again, people Smile

Iíve just caught up on some pfs and thought Iíd do another upload before I continued.

I gotta say that itís really good to be back here after so long. If thereís any place to get the photographic engine running again, itís here. I regret not getting back here sooner.

Now this here upload is something I took a while back at the Singapore Zoo carpark. Only today did I process the two images. Iíve been meaning to share these with you all for a while now and I just noticed that the original shots were taken on the 23rd of August 2008! *gasp*

I love old Beetles, especially those on whom much care and love have been showered. This baby was in AWESOME condition. And from the tail lights, it looks pretty old.

My dad had a Beetle when my bro and I were wee nippers. We used to climb up it and sit on the roofrack. My mum had a Mini at the time which Iím sure was lower than the Beetle but we never climbed it. Maybe itís Ďcos it didnít resemble a hillock?

A Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot A630
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Aug 2008 - 1:38 PM
Focal Length:7.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Beautiful Beetle
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:25 May 2011 - 8:45 PM
Tags:Auto, Automobile, Beetle, Car, Old, Photo journalism, Retro, Vintage, Volkswagen, Yesteryear
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1020 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2011 - 9:08 PM

All those curves, and reflections too...
Smile
Moira

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2011 - 9:21 PM

Good to see you back - yes this certainly is in good condition Smile
Helen

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2011 - 9:33 PM

Sure is well cared for and so polished,
going for V1 as ..well cause I can!Grin
I like it that's why
Lillian

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2011 - 10:18 PM

Wonderfully sensous shape these old beetles have. The paintwork has rich depth to it and I mean in colour and the amount of paint on it! You can see it's a classic and a well cared for one too. Cracking pair of captures. So glad that you are back! Hope all are well?
Barbara

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2011 - 10:26 PM

Aren't those reflextions of the tree branches just so lovely, draped delicately across the curves of one of my top favourite cars? Well, given that my first ever own car was an old but very road-worthy navy blue 1200cc Beetle, followed by the "Yellow Pearl" as all my friends called it, a brand new 1300cc version, I was always going to love these images! A vehicle in tip-top condition from your images. Still have a dream of owning one again but not great for climbing steep roads in snow and ice around here!

Ann

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2011 - 10:27 PM

What a little beauty. Not a mark that shouldn't be anywhere. Excellent shots...........Sandy

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2011 - 10:30 PM

such friendly vehicles everyone waves when you drive one.....Wink

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2011 - 10:41 PM

it looks very shiny and loved.lesley

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2011 - 11:40 PM

two belters cracking light and colour wonderful detail v1 for me today a corker nice one Wink
andy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 2:10 AM

Love the shadows on this beetle!
Jennnn

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 5:52 AM

Someone certainly loves this baby, Andrew, what immaculate condition it is in! Very well captured. Carol

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 7:37 AM

Now that is the kind of beetle I really appreciate, rather than those black things that hide under the junk pile in my garage Smile And it's an oldie, too, with the oval rear window, though not quite as old as the split rear window model common in my distant youth (ahem ahem . . .) Pleased to note that the chimpanzee in the b/g also appreciates it Smile
Perfect rendition of this beauty, Andrew. I could just reach out and touch it.
Bill

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
26 May 2011 - 9:04 AM

Two cracking shots of this old beetle, Andrew, both very well captured.
Good to see you back on the site.
Roy

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gingerdelight
26 May 2011 - 11:17 AM

This is obviously well loved and highly polished! An excellent pair of images with plenty of reflections, just lovely! My dad had VW Beetles when we were children too, and it always amused us when other Beetle drivers waved at us as we drove past!!
Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 1:38 PM

Good to see you again !
What a beauty this one is ... love the reflections as well V2 gets my vote ...
my yellow blobs were the flowers
Regards Barbs

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 2:51 PM

This Bettle is well loved and is in beautiful condition. Love the shiny surfaces. 2 excellent capture.

Good to see you back andrew,
regards
Yung

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 3:53 PM

lovely reflections and make me think of when i was much younger......memories.

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RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 7:10 PM

Don't you just luv 'em! VW Beetles I Mean! This is a great capture Andrew - love it!
kind regards,
Robin

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franken
franken e2 Member 123127 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 7:53 PM

It appears to be in a very good condition.

Ken

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 8:20 PM

Hi Andrew - Long time no contact!!( I too have not been spending too much time on EPZ lately) hope you are OK these are two super images I just love them - great reflections = beautiful colours - kindest regards Elizabeth xx

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 8:48 PM

Two fine shots of this vintage motorcar, they are such iconic vehicles

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photophantom
27 May 2011 - 9:12 AM

pin sharp and in good condition. Good to see you back Andrew
Dennis

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 1:55 PM

beautiful indeed

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 2:22 PM

Certainly looks like a vintage car, in good condition, and nicely photographed. As Carol has just told you I've had a couple of Beetles in the past. The first one I owned had 'semaphore' indicators, no petrol gauge but the petrol tank had an extra depression in the bottom, which was laughingly called a reserve tank, so when the engine started to splutter there was a lever down by the clutch pedal, that when kicked over, with the foot, gave another gallon of petrol, that was in the 'reserve tank', which was, hopefully, plenty to get the car to a petrol station.
Just another bit of useless info, Andrew. lol.
Brian

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