Author Topic: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!  (Read 88197 times)

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Some exercise before the rains. (Re: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #300 on: January 03, 2021, 11:04:56 pm »
Dear WeatherCat fans of a certain rascally wagon,

As reported elsewhere on this forum, the National Weather Service is forecasting a wetter than normal January for Northern California.  We still had dry pavement on the 1st, so I took my trusty wagon out for a quick run to a nearby church.  It made for an appealing background so I took a few pictures of which this is the best:



If you look carefully, you can even see a Christmas tree in the window directly above the hood (click for a larger image.)

Not a bad way to bid farewell to the holiday season and start in earnest the January grind.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!
« Reply #301 on: January 06, 2021, 12:28:22 am »
Nice wagon. Do you always park in Handicap Only spaces? Hahaha. All of us are slightly handicapped if we ever had to use Windows for Workgroups 3.11.
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Isn't it obvious? . . . . (Re: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #302 on: January 06, 2021, 10:59:37 pm »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat "skillful drivers in parking lots,"

Nice wagon. Do you always park in Handicap Only spaces? Hahaha. All of us are slightly handicapped if we ever had to use Windows for Workgroups 3.11.

 [wink] . . . . . Of course not!  But when I do, I park so badly that it should be obvious that I'm handicapped!  No need for a placard! . . . . .  lol(1)

Besides, Biquette wasn't actually in the handicapped spaces.  She was parked in between the spaces blocking the whole parking lot!

Of course on New Year's afternoon . . . . . not a worry!   [biggrin]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Biquette's Superbowl outing. (Re: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #303 on: February 09, 2021, 10:52:55 pm »
Dear WeatherCat fans of a certain rascally wagon,

A collector car friend of mine decided that a great time to drive your classics is during the Superbowl.  With everyone glued to their TV the roads are much more quiet.  Since both our local NFL football teams have put profits before fan loyalty, it didn't take much to get me to follow his lead.  This year, I decided to take some photos next to an old department store building that has long been closed.  During the week, there are lots of cars parked in the area, but surely on Superbowl Sunday the area would be completely vacant - right?

Alas no - there were cars parked in exactly the position I had staked out for my photos, so I had to come up with a Plan-B in a hurry.  I started by taking this photo behind the building housing Orinda Motors:



The building dates from before the 1930s so it was a perfect backdrop for a digitally aged photo.  For this example, I decided to make it into a faded slide:



In the end perhaps not the best choice because in part I only backdated the image to around the 1980s.  I had a slide from the time as a reference, and fortunately, even 40 year old slides hold up a lot better than slides just 10 years older.

There is a country club golf course nearby and some houses that clearly are quite old.  A stone wall separates a road from this location and that was my next photo venue:



This photo I made into a backdated black and white image:




I think this recreation turned out a lot better than the first.

I took one more picture but decided the background wasn't suitable for digital aging:



That's all the time I had and I returned home to all the waiting chores.

For your viewing pleasure . . . . . . Enjoy!    :)

Cheers, Edouard   [cheers1]

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Re: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!
« Reply #304 on: February 11, 2021, 06:45:41 pm »
Thanks for sharing your Super Bowl outing.
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Re: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!
« Reply #305 on: February 12, 2021, 04:16:16 am »
Great pictures. Nicely done!

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Thanks! (Re: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #306 on: February 12, 2021, 10:43:00 pm »
Thanks Blick and BikerGeek!  :)

I certainly enjoy taking these images and making them appear like photos taken "back in the day!"

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]