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Vintage Digital

By TyChee    
Digital cameras have come a long way over the years. The series of photos were taken over 10 years ago with my very first digital camera. The Casio QV100. The resolution was not even one mega pixel at a puny 640x480. With that much quality film had nothing to worry about.

The car is a 1977 Porsche Turbo Carrera. The owner is my 76 year old, fighter pilot turned trauma surgeon, uncle. When ever I visit him in the San Francisco Bay area, a romp in the Turbo is a must. Northern California is the perfect place for a scenic drive and on this particular day I though I would try out a photo shoot with my new digital wonder. I used these images in an exotic car website I used to have years ago. I remember during that visit, it rained all week long. I felt guilty about taking the perfectly detailed Turbo out in the elements, but my uncle reminded me that it could be washed again. Smile

I usually say "Please View Large" here......but at 640x480, I don't think it it will make much difference. The photos are as they came from the camera except for the border.

I'm running out the door right now to start my 500 mile trip to North Carolina. I was supposed to have left yesterday but I had to go to work. This will be a very quick trip. I am going to my Grandmother's funeral, which is tomorrow and will be back on the road headed home on Wednesday.

Thank you for you comments and support.

Tags: General Transport Carrera Turbo Porsche 911 Landscape and travel

Voters: ChrisNikon, willgriffiths, ripleysalien and 65 more

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ChrisNikon 16 52
29 Oct 2007 11:12AM
A great moody image of a classic car.
ripleysalien 16 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 11:21AM
Im sorry to hear of your grandmothers passing,
This is one of my all time fav cars.
Safe journey.

Brilane 16 5 12 Wales
29 Oct 2007 11:23AM
They're still good shots. Nice to view.
Rogerex 16 32 12 Australia
29 Oct 2007 11:36AM
Great car, and the camera did a pretty good job, all pretty decent shots, except perhaps No.5. All much better than my first digital could do anyway. Please accept my condolances re. your grandmother, and I hope you have a good, afe trip.
meadowman 15 1
29 Oct 2007 11:50AM
nice motor.... great shot

Helban 16
29 Oct 2007 11:58AM
Number 2 is the best I think.

29 Oct 2007 12:04PM
I like this car.

Mounters 16 85 2 England
29 Oct 2007 12:05PM
Great study of a true super car
chensuriashi Plus
16 336 18 England
29 Oct 2007 12:07PM
Number 1 for me Ty have a safe trip and of course my condolences. Chen.
Glynn 17 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 12:20PM
Top motor Ty - a classic car - my Condolences to you & the family.

imagio 16 12 1 England
29 Oct 2007 12:22PM
Like this car Ty,

taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
29 Oct 2007 12:25PM
All good wishes to you and your family--

Seems Digital imaging has made great strides-- but it looks like you had the eye back then as well!

imander 15 388 7 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 1:15PM
wonderful picture the camera and your did well, hope you have a safe trip
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
29 Oct 2007 2:16PM
No 2 for the abstract quality of the lines.Good stuff.
Grim1 16 49 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 2:34PM
Gosh - it's like watching an old TV show - you don't realise how much things have improved - great car - sorry about your Grandmother. Cori
stevie 19 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 2:58PM
Like the car, a classic!
davidhu Plus
17 22 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 3:12PM
Nice bit of pixel nostalgia here, Ty. Sorry to hear your news. Hope all goes well.
LesF 16 182 9
29 Oct 2007 3:17PM
Classic Ty, nearly owned one myself a few years back, only thing that stopped me was the wife. Why, it was her money

Les F
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4337 Canada
29 Oct 2007 4:21PM
Nice, - especially like # 2.

wow they have come far...great photos
RockArea 16 18 3 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 6:45PM
Great car and the pics stand up well.

Maiwand 16 3 73 England
29 Oct 2007 7:28PM
Superb shot of a superb car Ty. I think my favourite is No5. I just love the feel of wilderness in the location.
madusa1 15
29 Oct 2007 8:02PM
Very good. Nice car well done.
sandrish 19 36 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 8:12PM
Interesting series of images of a very nice car.

So sorry you have lost your grandmother.

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
29 Oct 2007 8:22PM
Super shots, gr8 documentary.

My condolences at your loss.

Fran x
PatrickSmith 18 1.2k 2 United States
29 Oct 2007 9:54PM
I know where every shot was taken! Good commentary and hope you come back out soon.

29 Oct 2007 10:21PM
Nice series of shots Ty, you can still be proud of them.

sparklep 16 146 1
29 Oct 2007 10:56PM
Lovely car...have you still got it.
Great photo's even though the pixels are much lower.
User_Removed 19 16 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 11:24PM
a well traveled little sporty number.... nice set of images.

beriah 16 1 Canada
30 Oct 2007 1:39AM
Version 1 has my vote - why improve on a great one!!! Enjoy the ride!!
JimV 16 6 3 Canada
30 Oct 2007 1:49AM
Just shows you've been taking great shots for over a decade now Ty.......and it's not the camera! Must have been the thrill of a lifetime driving that beauty!
Rgds., Jim
AnneWorner 15 620 43 United States
30 Oct 2007 2:08AM
Men and their toys Wink My husband says to give you a giant click.
A Booth 20 11 4 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2007 1:59PM
good low angle shot - excellent image from a basic camera
dianah 16 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2007 4:38PM
Excellent shot Ty and the first is my favourite..what a wonderful car, love the colour but that is a woman thing my husnband says.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
30 Oct 2007 6:22PM
An excellent shot of this classic car, this one looks just like a car advert that you'd find in a glossy magazine
brownsilent 16 7 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2007 10:25PM
A classic car, in very good shape still.
Hope you have a safe journey,
All the best to you and your family,
JohnH37 16 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2007 11:38PM
Great series of shots.Like 1 and 2 best.Great car.
newy17 17 273 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2007 5:01PM
safe journey and sorry to hear about your gran stunning car Ty.
ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
1 Nov 2007 7:55PM
Very good series, Ty, and I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma, man Sad

riprap007 18 1.6k 37 England
1 Nov 2007 8:03PM
please accept my condolances too.

The first digital camera I used (which I purchased for work, was a DC220 or something like that, similar, maybe a touch higher resolution, I'd never dream, even for web images of taking shots at such a low res now!
BEVZED 16 1.1k United Kingdom
5 Nov 2007 10:28PM
Condolences for your loss Ty.

Super run of images, wonderful

11 Nov 2007 1:15AM
Must have been a sight having all these cars in one place. Hope you had a great time, Ty.
Possum 16 148 England
15 Nov 2007 2:28PM
A great set of images. 10 years... and how technology moves on... but classic cars retain their beauty forever Smile
Very sorry to hear of your loss - Grandmas are so special.

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