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12-29-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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Im Mike, had cameras all my 50+ years, from a box with a lever to push across, through Kodak Instamatics, and 35mm Compacts to my favourite Pentax 110 Auto SLR cameras. I got the first of those in approx 1980 and only swapped to digital as the 110 Cartridge films were getting very difficult to find in 100 ASA - 200 or 400 were just too grainy with 11x17mm negatives!

Then came my first digital ,a Fuji Bridge 3.2 mp, which my 90 year old father still uses.

I got back into cars and photographing them about 2009 and my wife bought me a K-m with the bundled 18-55 and 50-200 DAL's soon supplemented with the 55-300 DAL.

Since then I have had the chance to have a long service award from work- the K-r - and as the K-m has done LOTS of work (over 50K smaps!) my wife has just got me a K30 to replace it.

I am lucky in that I live quite close to Donington Park and Silverstone motor racing circuits and am an enthusiastic member of the Porsche Club of GB, so regular opportunities for exercising my hobbies together exist!

I dont really take pictures for profit, just my own and my friends pleasure, but I have had many published in Porsche publications, including several front covers of the Porsche Club GB monthly magazine (150 page full colour professionally produced etc).

One or two shown below - these are just reduced down to less than 0.5mb jpegs for Photobucket and are not Photoshopped in any way - I cant use it!




I am hoping to get some more lenses and as I am taking advantage of the reviews on here, I thought I'd better sign up!

Thanks for reading and providing lots of answers already, sure there will be more......

Mike Pollock

12-29-2013, 07:59 AM   #2
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That's a hell of a lot of Porsches.
12-29-2013, 08:12 AM   #3
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Sure is!
As far as I can tell every one in that photo is a Porsche. Later in the day we had 1208 911s of every vintage on the Silverstone circuit at one time, all to mark the 50th anniversary of the 911.
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I think I'd be worried about finding my car. I would probably walk up to a car thinking that it is mine when it is in fact someone else's.

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Welcome, wow that's an awful lot of money sitting there on the track.
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Thanks for the welcome guys.
That snap has approx 250 cars, average value say 25k approx 6.25M......
Seen a Ferrari worth more!
But seriously, there were a lot of nice cars there, and I had the privilege of being quite near the front, in amongst some very nice cars.
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