Nature’s Transformers

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Last week I went up to Mangrove Mountain, about an hour or so north of Sydney, to visit my mate Justin. He’s a clever bugger and always into something interesting. At the moment he is the coachbuilder at Vintage Motor Garage, where they repair, rebuild, remake, and do basically anything that can be done to an old automobile (and a few new ones too). As you can imagine the place is always full of gems, they usually have around 6 – 12 old cars around the various workshops in all stages of dismantlement and re-creation.

Here is Justin with one of the cars he is currently working on, in the background is the cab of his work ute getting ready to be married with the rest of the car.

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/20s ㅣf/4.0 ㅣISO 800ㅣ6.6mm]

So many curves and angles make it a very difficult job and not one to be rushed. A couple of millimetres out on a line at this stage causes major problems when the metal skin is getting fitted in the next workshop. But such a great moment when it all fits up and works together, they don’t make ‘em like this anymore!

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In the end, all the customers pay up…

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[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/30s ㅣf/5.0 ㅣISO 800ㅣ9.3mm]

Something missing here…

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Outside the workshops are some wonderful old wrecks demonstrating that even cars eventually return to nature given time. Real transformers.

Here are a couple of shots of the same cars , using different setting on the camera, I quite like the effect that the scetch style gives in this setting.

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/60s ㅣf/3.5 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/45s ㅣf/4.5 ㅣISO 100ㅣ7.8mm]

Great clarity and colour captured in this rusty line up.

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I get the feeling that this bus will be taking no more passengers.

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[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/125s ㅣf/3.5 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

Over behind the bus is probably my favourite character in this yard of oldies, an old New South Wales fire truck.


[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/45s ㅣf/3.5 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/90s ㅣf3.7 ㅣISO 80ㅣ5.7mm]

A great looking beast.

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/60s ㅣf/3.9 ㅣISO 120ㅣ3.9mm]

I love this shot with the burning tree insignia and the new growth visible through the rust hole, nicely poetic. I could probably come up with all sorts of deep and meaningful comments to accompany it, but I won’t.

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/60s ㅣf/5.0 ㅣISO 200ㅣ9.3mm]

Here’s another old character, I suspect he may be a friend of the firey. A little mad perhaps, but definitely friendly.

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/60s ㅣf/3.5 ㅣISO 80ㅣ4.9mm]

This one has progressed quite a way on its path into the ground, most likely beyond repair at this stage. I used miniature style in this shot to clarify and bring focus to the centre whilst blurring the foreground and background.

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/45s ㅣf/4.5 ㅣISO 120ㅣ7.8mm]

Here is a closer version of the previous shot using retro style.

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/60s ㅣf/4.3 ㅣISO 200ㅣ15.4mm]

Detail, colour and depth of field are all captured well in this shot of a pulley system on the back of one of the trucks. Not bad for a little pocket camera.

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/60s ㅣf/5.6 ㅣISO 160ㅣ11.2mm]

This is the spray painter’s shed, all those fumes make for happy painters!

[Samsung PL150(TL210) 1/60s ㅣf/5.0 ㅣISO 100ㅣ19.6mm]

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