Greetings from Seven Springs, PA. After about a 2-hr drive from home, we arrived at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. It is a skiing resort but they find other kinds of entertainment with which to draw crowds when it is not snow season. The theme for this weekend is Halloween (I think). This is a once in a blue moon (truly, first since my oldest started school) Fall Break that falls on the same dates for both Geneva College and my children's school. So we had to take advantage by going away.
This photo was take near Somerset. I had just woken up from my nap (not to worry, my wife was driving). A fellow was pulling his Meyers Manx on the PA turnpike.
Meyers Manx is a dune buggy designed initially for desert racing by Californian engineer, artist, boat builder and surfer Bruce F. Meyers. I will do a literature search on this dune buggy when I have more time.
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fabbs99 (11190) 2013-10-12 22:32
Nice shot of the cars.Very nice saturated colors and perfect sharpness.
Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
krzychu30 (12759) 2013-10-13 1:02
interesting snapshot!good you had your camera with you-sometimes we´ve missed so many great photo opportunities.
The small vehicle looks really intriguing and kind of funny.
Have a nice sunday
Didi (51327) 2013-10-13 1:41
Nice road scene with an interesting perspective with the cars
ourania (18704) 2013-10-13 1:46
an effective simple and well bound composition with fine use of perspective, excellent depth and clarity. A most intriguing scene with the two cars, old and new back to back, the more stylish one pulled along by the other. I like very much the natural colours, the precise rendering of the textures and the way light and shadows make the scene realistic and very pleasant to view. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely holiday,
kato (9556) 2013-10-15 1:51
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see dune buggy loaded the loading platform with a good design and lovely shape. It seems to attractive car for desert racing, although I am unacquainted with the knowledge of a car. It's also impressive in a big tire and red/black exterior. And, it draws out a good atmosphere for the greenery of suburbs.
Kugart (1774) 2013-10-15 6:56
Nice capture of this little dune buggy on the trailer. From its condition it looks like more love and affection is given to the buggy than the car that is towing it. The road gives a natural perspective in the shot and the clarity and colours are first class.
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-10-15 11:44
Looks great fun looking a this toy dinky car! simpley yet incredibly effective and less is more. I love the stunning colour and you've taken at a good angle looks straight out of car mag. The catch light on the front portion really makes the diff. An eye catching stuff well shot, Congrats
P/S On your last comments: never ask the subjects to pose, its all about the waiting game and patience!!
pajaran (41759) 2013-10-15 13:01
Lep pogled na prikolicu sa automobilom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan o mesto i trenutak, lep automobil na prikolici.
Imajte lepo i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view of a trailer with a car ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and shown the moment, a nice car on the trailer.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
serp2000 (33201) 2013-10-17 20:13
I like this idea to buy the car registration marks with different letters. I have some collection of the photos of them. Good observation, interesting note.
Miguel82 (14526) 2013-10-20 7:15
A picture taken on the road showing a 4x4 carrying a red buggy, are you taking pictures while driving Murat?!! you were passenger ok..An interesting picture, that buggy looks powerful and made to go in thick sands, high definition, nice colors, good sunday afternoon
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-28 7:44
This is an interesting scene! I have just spent the weekend watching "old boys and their expensive toys" -- a vintage racing weekend at the Circuit of the Americas here. I hope to post some fotos from there in the days to come. The experience gave me some insight into the affluence and habits of people who have "hobby cars."
What strikes me about this foto is that this seems to be a commercial transporter -- the tow vehicle is older and plain, and the orange signal light on top suggests it is often driven at slower speeds on the highways. While a Manx is not an extremely valuable machine, I'm guessing the owner of this one also owns a large, expensive, late-model pickup when he tows it.
The trailer and the Manx bear license plates from Ohio. While Somerset PA is not far from the Ohio line, the story that I make up (as it is pure conjecture!) is that this car has just been sold to someone east of Ohio and is being delivered to the new owner.
The story of Mr. Meyers and his Manxes is very interesting, from both an engineering aspect (these were all built from shortened chassis of Volkswagen Beetles!) and from a patent law precedent -- when folks began copying them en masse, Meyers sued, but lost and had his patent rescinded. It was the original "dune buggy" -- everything that came afterward owes its inspiration to Bruce Meyers! More details at Wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyers_Manx
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (5295)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-12 21:21