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I took this shot of the famouse Thrust 2 landspeed record-breaking car at the Coventry Transport Museum yesterday (11/04/12).

To directly quote the Coventry Transport Museum:

Thrust 2 is a British designed and built former Land Speed Record car.
Designed by John Akroyd, the 35,000hp Thrust 2 was powered by a single Rolls-Royce Avon engine with a maximum power thrust of 7711kg (17,000 lbs). It was constructed using a tubular steel frame with aluminum panel skin, and measured at over 27 ft in length.
On the 4 October 1983 to 15 October 1997, Thrust 2 regained and broke the World Land Speed record with a two-way average speed of 633.468 mph inside one hour. This magnificent feat was achieved by Richard Noble (now Richard Noble OBE) at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA.

Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Apr 2012 - 11:18 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:8sec
ISO:200
Title:Thrust 2
Username:Jacobite Jacobite
Uploaded:12 Apr 2012 - 7:36 AM
Tags:Bradbury, Car, Coventry, DonRak, Fast, Museum, Nevada, Record, Speed, Transport
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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
12 Apr 2012 - 8:06 AM

Excellent 10+++++
Cor.

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Techno
Techno  51004 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 8:36 AM

Love the p/p to this Noble image, sorry about that.

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 8:49 AM

Like the post processing in this

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NDODS e2 Member 32930 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 9:05 AM

A magnificent photograph, full of detail and nostalgia. Great narrative, full of interesting facts.

Regards Nathan

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Jacobite
Jacobite  738 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Apr 2012 - 9:24 AM

Thank you, all, for the comments and I'm very glad you like it. One of the post production tweaks was with the screen above the car; I took an extra shot of the scene when the Union Flag appeared on the screen and then selected, cut and pasted it on to the finished image. I thought that would add to the 'Britishness' of the project and it also looked better than a virtually white screen I'd ended up with after the HDR production.

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Jonny5874  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 11:07 PM

Awesome!!

Jon

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Jacobite
Jacobite  738 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 - 10:00 AM


Quote: Awesome!!

Jon

Thanks Jon Grin

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