This picture was taken somewhere around Grabouw, a little place in the centre of the Elgin Valley, 80kms east of Cape Town in South Africa.
We had a little rally fun with an old VW Beetle. I had that car for about a half year and i still miss it now... right-hand drive, water cooled, RWD, boxer powered...ahhhhh.
Edit: Markogts is the first one that noticed the error: these machines are ofcourse air cooled. (:
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Robbi-chan (2) 2005-12-15 16:59
Go! Beetle Go! Very, very nice Rallye shot! It must have been so much fun. I really envy you.
bend1k (934) 2006-04-16 1:59
that's a cute beetle with a mean machine. We still have a lot of those beetles in our country. it must have been fun driving it
colinbrenchley (6431) 2006-04-23 4:23
Well composed image and well balanced. Pity the telephone engineer couldn't have put the cabled underground!
s10001in (0) 2006-04-24 9:36
Nice rally shot...
Keep it up..
But you can polish it better ..
markogts (1130) 2006-04-27 13:31
Very dynamic shot.Not easy to catch the car's motion, here the dust is really "useful".
PS Water cooled? I thought all beetles were air cooled.
mbaqir (441) 2006-05-03 4:24
Nice shot VW agianst orange & green colors. The Electric wire a bit disturbing. You can earase it. What do you think?
veronika (6058) 2006-05-03 7:45
Hi Gil i like this one,i love those little cars, but dont you think that your POV was little bit dangerous? :))
asanak (1972) 2006-05-04 16:02
I really enjoyed your wondeful photo.Once more u have proved that photography is not just dull technique.
I can summerize my comments for your photo as follows:
Keep up the good work,I'll be following your great photo's in order to learn the best from u.
euryan (8440) 2006-05-21 1:19
You where on the front page of TE just now as a featured artist. This is one three pictures of yours on display. I thought I would critique it, and let you know. This photo is cool because the beetle is coming right towards us, and fast too. Did you have to jump out of the way right after you snapped this photo?
bazal (7900) 2006-06-11 12:06
I think this is a really nice picture with this sympathetic beetle going down the track. As I was a bit disturbed by the electric line in the upper part of the shot, I decided to make a workshop, but it seems you do not allow ws to be posted...
Thanks for sharing.
SchwebagMike (1490) 2006-07-31 16:05
Nice shot, go, beetle, go!
Jaune (324) 2006-11-08 13:24
Nice Motion picture, The beetle very seem to be running fast ! Good capture
rigoletto (34279) 2007-01-31 16:33
This is sooo cute! Run beetle run!
I love your compo with the dusty road and greenery around. Light and contrast is great. Just a pity for the wire. Anyway, this is a superb share :)
japiey (10163) 2007-04-09 10:13
This is a fantastic image. The speed and the power talks in your frame. Good colours and light. congrats.
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1355)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-09
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A20
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: South Africa 2003
- Theme(s): Beetle, Volkswagen Beetle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-12 12:40