Peter Rabbit's Grand Day Out

By mrswoolybill
Spotted at Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display on Bank Holiday Monday - this was the mascot on a Studebaker (from about 1927, so contemporary with Beatrix Potter).
He was lovingly polished chrome, gleaming like a mirror and reflecting the blue sky. The light was really bouncing off him and I nearly didn't bother trying - I'm glad I did as I was delighted by how this turned out.
Incidentally, Ty Chee's upload yesterday featured sky reflections on a much larger shiny sculpture, this has something of the same effect in miniature.
Bill will upload another detail from the same vehicle later this morning.
Thanks to everyone for your kind wishes. I'm just glad I didn't fall sick a day earlier, I'd have missed this. (And there's a lot more to come from the day!)
Tomorrow, a shot of the Angel of the North. Taken in Sunderland.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: Close-up and macro Beatrix potter Peter rabbit Seaburn historic vehicle display Studebaker Humour and fun

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30 Aug 2007 8:40AM
Well spotted Moira, did this remind you of someone, if I'm not mistaken that is a camera he's carrying,

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Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
30 Aug 2007 9:39AM
Wonderful capture with well controlled shiny surfaces. What a great idea to have that as a mascotte on your car; sure beats all the modern logos!
Barbaraj 11 450 England
30 Aug 2007 9:53AM
Peter also looks like hes smoking a hooker, rather than eat a carrot ! Well sen.
JudeC 11 6 3 England
30 Aug 2007 10:01AM
Wonderful shot - well spotted - JudeC
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 10:20AM
Hope you are not in too much pain and over doing it!
Interesting story as ever to your pictures
Good shot
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
30 Aug 2007 10:27AM
Have tried before to get details of shiny surfaces before,but not much success.Great job here Moira with the outcome.No major hotspots at all.
I thought I would be the only one to go to see a vehicle display and come away with a pic of a rabbit.Well done for pulling this one out of the hat.
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 10:31AM
lovely bunny shot moira glad to see your feeling better you have captured him so well looking forward to tomorrow.
30 Aug 2007 10:46AM
Brilliant shot Moira and well controlled too. Those shiney surfaces are so difficult to capture. helen x
field 11 Wales
30 Aug 2007 11:10AM
Well captured....detail, contrast. Like the blue and hint of gold. Great mascot.
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 11:40AM
lovely shot, Peter rabbit was the first soft toy bought for my daughter when she was born.....dont know why i mentioned that ,your pic just reminded me!!!well done
30 Aug 2007 11:40AM
Nice shot. Big fan of Beatrix Potter.

Sorry you are not well. Hope you recover soon.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
30 Aug 2007 11:46AM
This is delightful. One of your very best shots. You were able to get the details and the reflections it.
fatmod 11 22 England
30 Aug 2007 11:54AM
great capture and detail
summ3r 11 26 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 12:30PM
Wonderful shot, excellent in detail & reflections dealt with perfectly
imagio 11 12 1 England
30 Aug 2007 1:16PM
Excellent exposure and detail Moira

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 1:56PM
Thanks everyone. Camera? Hookah? These are very adult tastes to attribute to a young rabbit...
And Mick - you don't honestly think that I went to a motor show to photograph cars, do you?
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
30 Aug 2007 3:46PM
Great shot Moira. Lovely detail and reflections. You now have me intrigued, The Angel of the North affectionately known as Auld Rusty by a few people. Taken in Sunderland. Interesting.
P.S. Hope your feeling better now.
Nettles 11 England
30 Aug 2007 4:22PM
Good shot Moira, nice reflections caught in the little Bunny. I think I can see people in the reflection, knew you would get some in somehow.
Nice one. Annette
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 4:32PM
Well spotted, Annette - I'm pretty sure that's me under his second button.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 5:28PM
a lovely detailed shot Moira, love the reflections,
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Aug 2007 5:38PM
A reflective little bunny-- Even his coat is appropiately blue despite the chrome-- Well done!

dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 6:42PM
Hope you are fully recovered Moira. The reflecions in the little rabbit are excellent..I can almost see what is going on.
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
30 Aug 2007 7:14PM
This came out really great. Shiny surfaces are really tricky and you got this one just right. Excellent reflections and DOF. Cars of today certainly lack the character of those of yesteryear. Glad your back and feeling better.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
30 Aug 2007 7:29PM
These really can be hit or miss and yours is certainly a hit.
The Angel in Sunderland? Have those Mackems been at it again
mhaseman 11 608 1
31 Aug 2007 3:41PM
haha he's lovely. Nice capture.
Cheers, martin
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2007 8:32PM
lovely exposure
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
31 Aug 2007 10:27PM
Good detail on this.
Libby_M 11 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2007 10:40AM
this is great
you can tell what it is so lots of good detail
well taken
RobinF 11 83 1 England
2 Sep 2007 4:14PM
This is a superb capture Moira and not an easy shot to get, it's a trbute to your skills that there aren't any blown highlights at all in this shot! Great use of DoF with the background too, a real pleasure to look at and well-spotted!
kind regards,
Morpyre Plus
13 1.6k 8 Wales
5 Sep 2007 1:35PM
wonderful name for a rabbit (no bias of course) =) and especially if he enjoys a hookah now and again (sounds ominous)

anyway, to the photograph - great capture, a really nice character portrait and cool being shiny and metal - far better to look at than that flying lady on the rolls royce =)

i love classic cars but not obsessively like my dear father - i just like photographing them when i get a chance - nice lines and curves and forever beautiful, like moira really Wink lol
AngelaR 13 155 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2007 8:19AM
Don't know how I missed this one Moira - but isn't it lovely.
graff 11 2 France
10 Sep 2007 12:35PM
lovely model dear lady! that a carrot?.....or a Hookah?
23 Oct 2007 6:35PM
what a nice statue

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