Sorrentolens

Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

Archive for March 2010

TR6 and Sharpness

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You can take the word “sharp” to mean a lot of things.  In this case I’m applying to the crispness of a very cool automobile…  My love of TR6s is enhanced by this photo.  For starters I love the color!  I love the clean surface of green with the saddle interior and the snap of those red-line tires.  Like a drive on a crisp autumn morning this TR6 has it all!

I did some playing with the sharpening tool in Adobe Elements – to the point where I think you could put your fingers into the tread of the tires.

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March 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Fun Times at Jalopy Joe’s

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Word has it, that if you enter here for the evening’s entertainment, you’ll come out a whole different person!

Fun Times at Jalopy Joe's

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March 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

TooJay’s in Chevy Town

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TooJay’s Gourmet Deli is a wonderful Jewish Deli-Restaurant in Central Florida.  Love the potato pancakes, love the corned beef sandwiches.  Breakfast and brunch are crowded for a good reason – it’s wonderful!

These Chevys were clean and lean.  Great looking cars and fun to watch and remember past times and think about who had this car when you were a kid, or a young adult – or “My Dad had one of these!”

I rendered these in “grunge” – i thought it was the best fit.

TooJays in Chevy Town - The Villages, FL

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March 23, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Week’s Work

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Over the past couple of weeks a took a couple hundred photos, but didn’t have much time to work with them,  post-processing and so on.  Next week proves to just as busy, I can’t seem to breath Monday thru Friday.  Living for the weekends here!  I’m in one of those situations where I can’t relax.  I have a pile of books I want to read, but I can’t relax enough to read even five pages.  I have three high-profile projects, and I have to keep my wits about me.  I wish I could retire, but that’s just not in the cards right now.

Fishing - Lake Eustis

Night Sky

Top Drawer - College Park

California Special

Woof Vroom Vroom

Fat Fender

Fill – er – Up

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Over at the Chart House in Daytona beach are are million-dollar yachts docked along the inter coastal waterway, their Captains trading stocks with on-board internet connectivity.  Just down the street is a look back seventy years – this old filling station now serving cold drinks on a wooden patio.

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March 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Transformations

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Famous Baxter's in Hyannis

Mr. Grant

World's Most Famous Beach

Get Discovered!

Home

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March 10, 2010 at 8:24 pm

’55 Porsche Speedster

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55 Porsche Speedster

General specifications
Country of origin Germany
Chassis number 550-04 / 550-015 / 550-0030
Numbers built 78
Produced from 1954 – 1955
Body design Erwin Komenda
Engine
Configuration Type 547 B 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1.498 liter / 91.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Solex PJJ Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Drivetrain
Chassis/body aluminium body on tubular steel ladder frame
Front suspension twin parallel arms, transverse torsion bars
Rear suspension swing axles, torsion bars, double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm and nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Dimensions
Weight 612 kilo / 1349.2 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3600 mm (141.7 in) / 1540 mm (60.6 in) / 1050 mm (41.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2101 mm (82.7 in) / 1290 mm (50.8 in) / 1250 mm (49.2 in)
Performance figures
Power 110 bhp / 82 KW @ 6200 rpm
Torque 120 Nm / 89 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
BHP/Liter 73 bhp / liter
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg
Top Speed 220 km/h / 137 mph

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March 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Simpson Hotel – Mt. Dora, FL

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Simpson Hotel, Mt. Dora, FL

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March 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Drunk on the Kool-Aide

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OK, I admit it.  My name is Paul, and I’m an HDR-aholic!  There!  I said it.  I’ve been sloppy drunk on HDR lately – I can’t seem to stop myself.  I know it may be a bit over-the-top.  In some ways it really grabs you and is easy on the eyes.  In other ways — well, it’s a bit much.  I’ll be doing this for awhile if you want to leave and come back in a couple of weeks.  If you think it looks OK, then hang around.

I was in Orlando yesterday at a meeting at the Citrus Club (la-de-da).  Terrible meeting, but I took some photos from the top floor where the dining area is.  I’ve always loved emeralds and sapphires – and that’s what I was trying for with these two buildings.

Emeralds and Sapphires

Emeralds and Sapphires

I took this next one a year ago in Altamonte Springs at Cranes Roost Park.  Its the tower of … @*  ?  I dunno what the tower is supposed to be for or what it represents.  Its just this faux, artsy-fartsy tower here in Central Florida.

Artsy-Fartsy Tower at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, FL

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March 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm