Natural hazard

By mrswoolybill
Thanks and apologies to everyone who voted and commented on the first upload. Adam (sherlob) pointed out a damn annoying intrusion in V1 so I have deleted it. I really was very tired last night, that's my excuse...
Anyway - few pictures from yesterday's Beamish Reliability Run, a 150 mile event over the Durham moors, for vehicles registered before 1956, organised by Beamish Museum.
I know the moors, and V1 was the shot that I really wanted. For people who don't regard the sheep as the main point of interest, my Personal Technical Consultants advise me that this is a 1934 Riley Lynx Tourer.
V2 is a 1928ish Austin Seven, V3 a late 1920s/early 1930s CitroŽn.
Incidentally, twenty five minutes separate V1 form V3. Take a look at the skies, a lot can happen in that time.
Thanks for looking,

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17 Jun 2013 8:40AM
Love the thunderous sky in version 3. Whenever I see chaps in vintage cars I think Mr Toad and want to shout "Parp, parp" Grin

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Jun 2013 8:41AM
How are they going to know where they're going if you scrub out the signs!!! TongueGrin

v1 is very 'Heartbeat' with a bit of geographical licence . v3 is a beauty, the light and colour with the brooding sky behind. The shape of the road imparts so much dynamism to the image (probably greater than the speed of the car in actuality!!)

(ps.. thank heaven for 'cut & paste!)
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 8:43AM
Love it the sheep and the car and the pov with a reasonable sky in the b/g your actually side by side with the elite today in the galleryWink
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
17 Jun 2013 8:46AM
Swaledale's in a foreign county ?

Now what is this you and the lad out in the country.

Grand work Lass.

sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 8:58AM
Better Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 9:03AM
A great series of images Moira, love the vintage cars, V3 the sky looks very threatening indeed!!!!!!!

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 9:31AM
My first thoughts on v1 were naturally "mint sauce" - they wander out with no thought of traffic at all - I like the smile in v2 SmileSmile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
17 Jun 2013 9:31AM
Wonderful old cars, they have so much character - V1, excellent Smile

Sarah *
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
17 Jun 2013 10:12AM
You may guess Moira,that I am in the camp off, ''not regarding sheep as the main source of interest'',
so these fine old cars will go well with my old petrol pump uploads.
Mind you,sheep do have their uses.
I always thought that a sheepskin rug looks splendid in front of these old roaring coal fires we used to have in our living rooms !!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
17 Jun 2013 10:23AM
a quick `Goggle' tells me it's a 1934 Riley Lynx Tourer GrinGrinGrin

looks great fun SmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 10:58AM

Quote:a quick `Goggle' tells me it's a 1934 Riley Lynx Tourer

What did we do before Google??Thank you Jeff, notes updated and Personal Technical Consultants now in the plural.

Quote:My first thoughts on v1 were naturally "mint sauce"

Yes, these are quite a nice size now, without getting tough yet. Mind some that we saw would take a good few hours braising. It's funny how often my mind turns to food too...
Cheers everyone, we have been out attacking Himalayan Balsam this morning, we are in school this afternoon. Life will eventually calm down a bit...
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
17 Jun 2013 11:54AM
A fine set of these 'proper' cars, Moira! Wink But I do love V1 with the sheep crossing the road, great composition too Smile
Trev Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Jun 2013 12:56PM
Looks like we were doing the same thing yesterday Moira. Lovely old cars. Nice the weather wasn't too bad being some had their tops down. Great captures, all 3.......Sandy
And, thank you so very much for your kind words on my Breakfast image and your UA, what a lovely surprise....
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
17 Jun 2013 1:34PM
Three gooduns Moira.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Jun 2013 2:28PM
Beep, beep!
like the sheep!
old cars
and empty roads.....
Two wollie backs doing what they always do, and the sheep are no better. nice car well captured.
ColleenA Plus
5 357 6 Australia
17 Jun 2013 3:37PM
3 great images, love the sheep in V1, love the drivers smile in V2...he looks very happy...V3 wow that sky is dark...must have rained soon after that. Wonderful captures GrinGrin
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 3:43PM
Having just returned from candid land I thought I was losing it Moira as I was sure I'd already commented and now I understand. Smile

17 Jun 2013 5:39PM
V1 is excellent Moira, but all three, 'classic' shots of courseSmile

John Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
17 Jun 2013 6:19PM
That threatening sky in V3 has provided you with perfect light, Moira.
All three show a feeling of speed, well movement at least..speed was not so, well, speedy in those days.Wink
What a shame you clipped the wheel and mudguard in V2.

Hope you found a good picnic spot and that the weather behaved itself long enough for you two to enjoy it.Smile

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Jun 2013 8:04PM
A great set of cars

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
17 Jun 2013 9:46PM
Obviously they know who has the right of waySmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2013 7:30AM

Quote:Obviously they know who has the right of way

Rights of way was my original title for this...
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
18 Jun 2013 9:30PM
like it Moira
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 4:05PM
Ay ooop - rain's coming in v3! I love all three - so difficult to choose. v1 for the sheep and the car, v2 for the happy smiley people and v3 for the approaching storm reminding us that this is England, after all! Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Jun 2013 5:56PM
Heartbeat springs to mind Moira, that gent behind the wheel in v2 looks like our very own John Green aka the Lifesnapper
GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:28PM
The thumbnail jumps out from the Gallery, for its clean crisp formality. It's a lovely capture of late, low sunlight as well as a strong composition. Can I be picky and suggest getting rid of some tiny 'bits and pieces' here and there - the sheep's rear end on the right, the number on the headlight, and what looks like litter on the left (or is that sheep droppings on the verge?), they're not big enough to be of interest but big enough to be annoying. Just minor points, but I think that would improve the image so I hope you won't be offended.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 7:40PM
Garrath, your comment brought a wry smile because I deliberately moved the sheep's backside down the slope before cropping, I thought it was important. Don't tell anyone... Wink
The number on the headlight is actually quite important because it's an organised, formal event. But maybe Co Durham's verges could be cleaned up a bit...

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