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VW show weekend
Posted By: stl_stadtroller, 06-08-2009, 09:40 PM

Hit a VW show with the local Microbus club this weekend. Brought along my new k20 to play with and see if I still had a little mojo left after a long break from handling any type of SLR..

All pictures are with the kit 18-55 lens, a circular polarizer for the daytime shots, and no PP other than a crop on a few.. 'cause, well.. I don't know how to do much else yet. I shot in RAW, but it seems Picasa does some auto JPG conversion?

I think a few turned out allright...

Type 34 Ghia badge

Perspective of a Type 3 Notchback

Early Type 1 boot badge with Wolfsburg crest



Who let the stepchild in? Porsche 356... my personal fav

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A true classic field

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Notchbacks are sexy!

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Great car show series - I've never been to a show devoted to VW's. The Karmann Ghia was a genuinely beautiful car - I even considered one in the late '60's, but I was too much into horsepower in those days to give up a V-8.


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Great car show series - I've never been to a show devoted to VW's. The Karmann Ghia was a genuinely beautiful car - I even considered one in the late '60's, but I was too much into horsepower in those days to give up a V-8.


Thanks! The Ghia badge pictured is actually from a "type 3 Ghia" - a model rarely seen in the US. Looks much like a Corvair.

I forgot to post a link to the hole gallery:
Picasa Web Albums - StL_Stadtroller - VW Fun Fest 2009

It's been at least 10 years since I've handled anything other than a cheap point & shoot. It felt really good to get back into things!
I didn't get 20 feet from my car and someone stopped me and said "I've never seen anyone else using a K20!" and then later 2 different people asked if I was shooting for Hot VW's magazine, which I thought was rather odd. I guess you stand out by taking pictures other than at eye-level?
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awesome set mate! I really love those early westfalia built campmobiles. just lovely.
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Good stuff! I'm just about to get a 2006 Golf. :P I love the reflection shot (#3), and the way the moon shines like a spotlight in the fourth shot.
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Nicely done - love the old van night shot.

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Nice shots. The night van shot sure brings back memories. I wonder what ever happened to that thing? Wont go into what happened in it. Wink.


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