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ALEXAKOS
03-09-2013, 10:10 AM
Upon a simple request of member Chris Burns to take a shot of my D in front of the acropolis, an idea was born.

Take a shot of YOUR DELOREAN having included a landmark in the image. As member Spittybug added, the images should have a common layout to be used further on, in a slideshow video on line.

As my D is not in yet, I can only use an image of another member to give you the angle and layout of the image.

Taken from the front left side with open doors and the landmark included.

the sample image below is not including a landmark but is depicting the exact car position.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/michael_cole/Miscellaneous%20posts/IMG_0744.jpg


Let it roll guys :)

Spittybug
03-09-2013, 10:17 AM
Maybe a quick poll on from what angle to standardize from? Do we think the front or the rear of the car is more "iconic"? I think driver's side is appropriate to get the steering wheel, etc. I like the "looking up" at the car angle (which also makes it easier to get landmarks in the background.

Jimmyvonviggle
03-09-2013, 12:44 PM
I think the front view you propose is good, but a back shot is also good showing those iconic rear lights.

Dangermouse
03-09-2013, 03:19 PM
Upon a simple request of member Chris Burns to take a shot of my D in front of the acropolis, an idea was born.
:)

I am Chris, Chris I am.


Of course if Dr Seuss isn't popular in Greece then that was a wasted comment.

Michael
03-09-2013, 03:35 PM
Speaking as a somewhat novice photobug, I would submit that you frame your car around the background, not background around car. Examples being that sometimes the background defines the shot, and a 3/4 shot may not work with a linear backdrop. What if you were shooting against the Cape, a Saturn V rocket on it's side might warrant a profile of the DeLorean. A lot of times, a partial shot of the car works better than the tired "staged" 3/4 shot that fills the internets.

Examples: This shot shows how just a section of the car can work...but I have not yet photoshopped the background out.
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=8624&d=1330209506

Here is one in which the "historic landmark" is lower than the car, so a common theme of looking up would not work
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=10697&d=1338263965

And here is one in which I had to work with very low and bright light, Normally(like getting a photo opp like this is normal), but I would go with the front of the aircraft, but the sun would be right in the lens making the shot too dark even with the lens stopped down, so I positioned my car in the best position for the background's sake, so the front Driver's side 3/4 shot would not look right.
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=6701&d=1320812809

And finally here I think a head on shot works with the background:
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=6700&d=1320812805


I think it's a great idea, but a little artistic license should be expected for the shot layout. As long as the viewer can see a DeLorean in front of the landmark, let the photographer decide the best composition.

ALEXAKOS
03-09-2013, 03:40 PM
Maybe a quick poll on from what angle to standardize from? Do we think the front or the rear of the car is more "iconic"? I think driver's side is appropriate to get the steering wheel, etc. I like the "looking up" at the car angle (which also makes it easier to get landmarks in the background.

Ok Owen..
Hit us with that Poll and let the Mods / Admins clear this thread to the start finalizing the details.

ssdelorean
03-10-2013, 08:57 AM
I don't have time or money to go back and re-take shots but here is a link (http://www.ohiodeloreans.com/16506.htm) to some of the landmarks my car has visited.

ALEXAKOS
03-10-2013, 09:31 AM
Oh come on!

What are you doing this weekend???:strongman:

Michael
03-10-2013, 09:45 AM
I don't have time or money to go back and re-take shots but here is a link (http://www.ohiodeloreans.com/16506.htm) to some of the landmarks my car has visited.

Those are just great captures!!!

eagle-co94
03-10-2013, 11:15 AM
I'm going to cheat here as my D's were on the wrong continent...but I rode in one of these and got to spend the weekend with the DMC club of Germany:

Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart Germany:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/eagle-co94/DeLorean/100_3391full-1_zpsfb78676b.jpg

Porsche Museum in Stuttgart Germany:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/eagle-co94/DeLorean/100_3440-1_zps4c692c0e.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/eagle-co94/DeLorean/100_3453_zps9d4d935d.jpg

jawn101
03-10-2013, 10:50 PM
Here's 6 of us at Point Reyes National Seashore, a local landmark at least.

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=17182&d=1362970043

And a glamor shot of 2100, one of my personal favorite photos of her to date.

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=17183&d=1362970052


Shouldn't be too hard for us to do the Golden Gate, or the Napa Valley. Some of the guys closer to Sacramento could get some killer night time shots with the Tower Bridge in the background.

JohnZ
03-11-2013, 05:41 PM
I will take tower of Pisa and all the Rome stuff one day!

:D

Horology
03-11-2013, 08:12 PM
Arizona Saguaro

ALEXAKOS
03-13-2013, 02:49 AM
Ok, I see the game is on so let's forget the special angles n proportions!

Everybody just chip in!

Ps is that a famous cactus? :) nice retro photo

Michael
03-13-2013, 09:12 AM
Ok, I see the game is on so let's forget the special angles n proportions!

Everybody just chip in!

Ps is that a famous cactus? :) nice retro photo

Oh I didn't realize this was the thread to post landmark pics. I thought this was the thread where we talk about the thread in which we post pics.

ALEXAKOS
03-13-2013, 12:44 PM
Oh I didn't realize this was the thread to post landmark pics. I thought this was the thread where we talk about the thread in which we post pics.

oh well.. it seems it has been stumbled upon being the posting thread.
Would be great if the mods/admins cleared it of all the chatting

john 05141
03-21-2013, 04:58 AM
Far from my home but Delorean around the world need to have some at its place of birth.
At the entrance of the facory in Dunmurry and more important, inside the facory.

Jan

ALEXAKOS
03-21-2013, 05:42 AM
Wow... those two shots are of great sentimental value!!!!
Well done!

john 05141
03-22-2013, 04:22 AM
Thanks.
The feeling you get when you approach the factory from a distance... drive thru the gate... inside the pant... on the test track..; they are by far the most memorable 10 miles I ever drove (and will drive) my Delorean.

Jan

Jimmyvonviggle
03-22-2013, 07:57 AM
Thanks.
The feeling you get when you approach the factory from a distance... drive thru the gate... inside the pant... on the test track..; they are by far the most memorable 10 miles I ever drove (and will drive) my Delorean.

Jan

Is the factory empty and unlocked that anyone can just drive in or do you know someone? Pretty cool shots, these are hard to beat.

Jonathan
03-22-2013, 12:33 PM
As my D is not in yet, I can only use an image of another member to give you the angle and layout of the image.

Hey, that's my car! Beauty!

Here are a couple others. Some of the Canadian landscape you might only be aware of if you're from the area, and others you might recognize anyway.

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These two are from Sauble Beach, which is a popular beach for long weekends, arcades, ice cream cones and campsites. This is Lake Huron you see here.

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Southampton shoreline here. Cruise night every Thursday in the summer "down by the flag pole."

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Not recognizable from the wall alone, but this is Sleeman Breweries in Guelph, Ontario behind the cars.

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Perhaps my favorite picture to ever come out of the Ontario club. This was taken in July 2011 on our "Shecky Q" summer BBQ day. Nothing like a dozen DeLoreans cruising down the Ontario countryside to turn a few heads. Photography credit to Grant Thomas for this one.

Dangermouse
03-22-2013, 01:11 PM
Is the factory empty and unlocked that anyone can just drive in or do you know someone? Pretty cool shots, these are hard to beat.

Nope, occupied. I believe Jan got entry during Eurofest 2011 (or maybe 2006). One of the N. Ireland guys keeps on good terms with the current owners (Montupet) and negotiates access every 5 years for the fest.

john 05141
03-25-2013, 04:12 AM
That is correct.
The testtrack was completely overtaken by nature, but they cleaned that out like it has been in use all the time.
The factory now makes composite aircraftparts for Airbus and Gulfstream. they gave tours to the factory I took for 2 reasons;
It was impressive to see the manufacturing of parts for wings and jet engine covers. And I wanted to walk inside the ex-Delorean plant. Hardly anything recognizeable.

The door was open at the rear, this is were all the Deloreans came out aftyer they were built . Some cars drove in, I wanted to do the same thing.

I wanted to re-create this;
it is the same building.

Jan

Tillsy
03-25-2013, 07:12 AM
Sorry this picture doesn't obey the guidelines here but the area we cruised into in Sydney Harbour was packed and so we only had an opportunity to quickly stop a small number of our DeLoreans, jump out, snap a shot, and take off...

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=17685&d=1364209835

DavidProehl
11-17-2013, 10:39 PM
From a drive I did this past Friday. I've doctored the image a little to remove some signage that was cluttering up the background. Also did some color adjustments. Might retake this shot later if I'm able to get back earlier in the day when the shadows aren't so bad.

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Original (in case anyone cares):
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rdarlington
11-17-2013, 10:53 PM
These are pictures of my car taken by Sheriff Longmire's location out in Wyoming. Aka, the Valles Grande caldera right outside of Los Alamos, NM where I live.
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Rich
07-03-2014, 04:40 PM
David's car is pictured on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge in post #25. Sort of a stainless + steel motif, if you will.

This spring three of us drove our DeLoreans across the bridge together, as David captured in his video journal. I got this shot of David's D headed north out of San Francisco:
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=28685&d=1404418826


On a separate journey I got this shot of our car beneath the south end of the bridge, opposite end of where David's post #25 shot was taken:
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=24996&d=1391275590

MML
07-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Those are awesome shots, Rich, particularly the first one.

DavidProehl
07-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Love it! You are a great photographer!

Tillsy
07-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Not a internationally significant landmark - but a brand new viaduct in South Australia as part of an extension of our completely rebuilt rail system that is now electrified with all-new electric trains. Bit of a rail fan so it is entirely possible I am more excited about snapping this shot than perhaps others might be...

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=28688&d=1404427730

AugustneverEnds
07-03-2014, 08:03 PM
From a drive I did this past Friday. I've doctored the image a little to remove some signage that was cluttering up the background. Also did some color adjustments. Might retake this shot later if I'm able to get back earlier in the day when the shadows aren't so bad.

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Original (in case anyone cares):
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I like the shadow of the door on the hood :thumbup2:

ALEXAKOS
07-04-2014, 04:04 AM
the concept is great chris:)
past and future...

Jonathan
08-28-2014, 01:21 PM
Beautiful day for a drive today. This is only about a one hour drive away from my home in Midwestern Ontario and I thought it would make for a nice picture. Not exactly the same as the car's birthplace, but you get the idea. Not much more than a half dozen homes to this town. No doubt the original settlers had an Irish background. :)

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Domi
08-28-2014, 01:29 PM
Belfast in Ontario, great pic :smile:

ALEXAKOS
08-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Nice! Although the d should be facing the other way toward the camera.... After all it is coming from Belfast...;)

jwrayth
08-29-2014, 10:25 AM
The Brecon Beacons, Wales. Part of my UK Summer road trip, covering 1400 miles.

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Domi
08-29-2014, 02:32 PM
Nice road trip :)
You have a go pro camera mounted on the luggage rack?

jwrayth
08-30-2014, 02:57 AM
Yeah! I have a modified handlebar mount that I use on it. Makes for some cracking footage;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euXlWyS5DYE

Domi
08-30-2014, 06:07 AM
Looking good!
I guess it's not so easy to pass a trunk with the steering wheel at the wrong side of the road in your country?

jwrayth
08-30-2014, 07:05 AM
It's not too hard, but from inside the drivers cabin I didn't have as good a view as the GoPro does. Plus I had my fiancée with me and she's not too keen on going fast :D

Dangermouse
08-30-2014, 01:13 PM
Beautiful day for a drive today. This is only about a one hour drive away from my home in Midwestern Ontario and I thought it would make for a nice picture. Not exactly the same as the car's birthplace, but you get the idea. Not much more than a half dozen homes to this town. No doubt the original settlers had an Irish background. :)

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How did I not know there is a Belfast ON ? Great picture J.

I have been to Belfast PA, though. Another sleepy village, admittedly a bit bigger than 6 families.

Jonathan
09-01-2014, 10:46 AM
How did I not know there is a Belfast ON ? Great picture J.

I have been to Belfast PA, though. Another sleepy village, admittedly a bit bigger than 6 families.

Hey, thanks. I found this place by accident really as I took a way home from DCS on the Canadian side that I had never been before. It is sleepy, that's for sure!

I love seeing so many little places that were named after cities overseas. Or street names even too. There are a ton of repeats, that's for sure. My hometown is Hanover, and there are dozens of those all over North America. :)

Dangermouse
12-19-2014, 09:51 AM
How about this for an international photo


http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=32185&stc=1

A NI built DeLorean at a shopping mall in Ireland named after a US president, featuring a well known American pizza chain and a Canadian donut chain

vps3922
12-19-2014, 10:25 AM
A NI built DeLorean at a shopping mall in Ireland named after a US president, featuring a well known American pizza chain and a Canadian donut chain

Tim Hortons in Ireland? Wow! I did not know that they ventured that far.

StanMan PushN 88
06-15-2015, 08:45 AM
Not a internationally significant landmark - but a brand new viaduct in South Australia as part of an extension of our completely rebuilt rail system that is now electrified with all-new electric trains. Bit of a rail fan so it is entirely possible I am more excited about snapping this shot than perhaps others might be...

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=28688&d=1404427730


I like your photo, and it is hard to get moving objects in proper framing sometimes, but that is an awesome picture! Would love to see more of your pics with Delorean.

Stan

Timebender
06-15-2015, 06:45 PM
My DeLorean at the historic Steele Canyon Bridge, built in 1929, one of the only 3 truss bridges left in San Diego, CA.

http://www.hwy94.com/Sweetwater.htm

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http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=34997&d=1422315678

Jimmyvonviggle
06-15-2015, 10:05 PM
My DeLorean at the historic Steele Canyon Bridge, built in 1929, one of the only 3 truss bridges left in San Diego, CA.

http://www.hwy94.com/Sweetwater.htm

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http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=34997&d=1422315678

Do you have a side view of your car? I want to get a sense of how low I want my suspension to be, and yours looks good.

Timebender
06-16-2015, 05:10 PM
Do you have a side view of your car? I want to get a sense of how low I want my suspension to be, and yours looks good.

Yes, yes I do!
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=35008&d=1429120739
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Jimmyvonviggle
06-16-2015, 07:31 PM
Yes, yes I do!
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=35008&d=1429120739
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How is your turning? Any complaints?

refugeefromcalif
06-16-2015, 08:08 PM
Timebender, Your signature says that you have a late 1981 D. (VIN 7000), Yet, your pictures show a gas flap hood and a right front fender mounted antennae. (I won't ask about the spoiler or out of Calif state license plate)...
I'm guessing that your antennae has to do with the engine swap and limited room in the engine bay for a OEM late model one. What's the story with the Gas Flap Hood?

I Love the truss bridge pics with your car! Pictures of New things, (Granted a DeLorean Isn't New anymore), with Old things are something I Love seeing.
(Maybe I need to drive my D down some of the Old dirt roads around me and get some, ((Tasteful)), pictures of it around some of the 100++ year old graveyards here).? :eek:

George

Timebender
06-18-2015, 02:47 PM
How is your turning? Any complaints?
Only issue I've discovered is the front tires do rub a little when doing a sharp turn while going over a slight hump. Otherwise no.

Timebender
06-18-2015, 02:54 PM
Timebender, Your signature says that you have a late 1981 D. (VIN 7000), Yet, your pictures show a gas flap hood and a right front fender mounted antennae. (I won't ask about the spoiler or out of Calif state license plate)...
I'm guessing that your antennae has to do with the engine swap and limited room in the engine bay for a OEM late model one. What's the story with the Gas Flap Hood?

I Love the truss bridge pics with your car! Pictures of New things, (Granted a DeLorean Isn't New anymore), with Old things are something I Love seeing.
(Maybe I need to drive my D down some of the Old dirt roads around me and get some, ((Tasteful)), pictures of it around some of the 100++ year old graveyards here).? :eek:

George

Good question. I'm trying to get more info about what the OO did, as the PO bought it already modded - he had really no info on the first owner since he had owned it for over 20 years and was too old to remember much. I do know the first owner did all the mods and showed it a lot - it has the Designed by Giugiaro emblems on both doors, and even SS squares glued onto the rear facia over the plastic ones. My guess is he wanted a gas flap hood (WIN for me!), and did the antennae fender as well. I need to register it here, as he had it registered in South Dakota. I did send a PM to James at DMCH but haven't heard back yet.

The bridge is great - I've been wanting to get a pic of the D going down the road as a Model A (there are a lot of old cars cruising around Jamul on a weekend) is going in the opposite direction, black and white, and some at the Campo train station - kind of a time travel series. With all the country roads out here there's some great photo ops.

I'd look for anything less spooky like old barns, etc.

Iznodmad
06-18-2015, 03:22 PM
Some late 81s came with the right front fender mount antennae. Apparently the factory ran out of the power rear and in efforts to keep assembly going just used the phased out front fixed for a while. I've seen quite a few that way.

Timebender
06-18-2015, 03:47 PM
Interesting. I'd rather have the back one as getting a car cover on with the antenna is a pain.