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First outing with the A9

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Just trying to get used to using this camera. The jpeg's out of it look really nice on my monitor. I hope you can enjoy these as much as I do here at home. I'll post a few pics from the Huntington Beach Concours I went to today. Lighting was a mix of sun and shade, no clouds out to speak of at all.
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    26mm    f/4.0    1/160s    ISO 100
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    105mm    f/6.3    1/200s    ISO 100
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    40mm    f/10.0    1/200s    ISO 100
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    103mm    f/5.6    1/320s    ISO 100
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    104mm    f/7.1    1/200s    ISO 100
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    105mm    f/7.1    1/500s    ISO 100

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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    105mm    f/4.5    1/250s    ISO 100

There was a large variety of makes there today. I felt for the guys showing, the trees were shedding pollen like crazy today.
 
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Nice shots!

You know you've been hanging around too many classic cars when you recognize the majority of hood ornament shots. I don't know what the first one is, the the next 3 are Packard, Packard, Cadillac.
 

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Thanks guys. I really enjoyed walking around and just shooting at whatever caught my eye. First time out in a 'target rich' environment in some time, and first after my surgery besides the P-car meet last month.
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    71mm    f/4.5    1/100s    ISO 100

This one's for you David:
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    26mm    f/7.1    1/100s    ISO 100
 

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Thanks guys. I really enjoyed walking around and just shooting at whatever caught my eye. First time out in a 'target rich' environment in some time, and first after my surgery besides the P-car meet last month.
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This one's for you David:
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That's an interesting touring rig. Don't recognize the brand, seems to have a longitudinal V4 engine.
 

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I will admit to just letting the camera do its thing this time out. I was pleasantly surprised those shots of the BIG RED car turned out as well as they did. The back lighting was really tough since the sun wasn't all that high in the sky yet. I think it did well for the conditions. Gives me faith that I may still get acceptable images inspite of my, um, questionable techniques, shall we say?
 

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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    37mm    f/9.0    1/125s    ISO 100

The Gent with his back to the camera never was able to put down his polishing cloth. That's his black '67 427 Coupe to the right. The eucalyptus trees on the far side of the road there were raining down pollen all morning. He'd no sooner get it wiped down and he'd have to start all over again. Others were parked right under the trees in a different part of the park. Those people just gave up and hoped the judges would take the trees into account when it came time to judge their cars. I don't think I could have put up with that knowing how long it takes to clean a car for a concours. The pollen was everywhere!
 

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Some more Corvettes...
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    37mm    f/9.0    1/125s    ISO 100
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    29mm    f/10.0    1/160s    ISO 100
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    71mm    f/9.0    1/160s    ISO 100
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    29mm    f/10.0    1/125s    ISO 100
 

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A very good choice, really a good camera :)

Sadly, the light doesn’t make stand up the a9 and all the beautiful cars.

Have fun with your new toy :)
 

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I'll admit that I never "got" Corvettes. Yeah, they're pretty. But like Harleys, they're only good for burning gas, making noise, and going in a straight line. I remember Chevrolet shipping some to Germany in the mid-60's and letting some Porsche factory drivers take them out for a spin at Nürburgring. Their verdict? "Undriveable!" :shakehead:
I had a math prof in JC that had a mid-60's 'vette. He called it his plastic truck. While the early ones were not the best handling cars, they looked pretty nice IMO. I grew up next door to a '60 dual quad car that got changed to an FI car, triple black, so I'm kind of prejudiced I will admit. My brother is working on a '63 and has a fully restored chassis with all the latest stuff on it, including disc brakes all around. When finished it should be a pretty nice hot rod to cruise around in as he's not restoring the body much, leaving it 'patina'd' as they say.
That Orange one had a Maroney sticker in the windshield with a price of $92k on it, so they're not for the everyday man like the old ones were, kind of.
Tino - I'm more than pleased with the way things are going with the camera. My frugality is paying off big time.
 

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