Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Show and Tell Gallery

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2008, 11:13 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 42
New pics from my first road trip

We took our first road trip from Seattle to the Columbia Gorge east of Portland to see Crosby, Stills and Nash at the Maryhill Winery. Almost eight hundred miles were covered which included everything from torrential rains in Portland to Snow on Mt. Hood and sunny, warm top down driving in the Gorge. If it wasn't raining, we had the top down and loved it. I'm really happy we forgot to take out the winter hats before we left.

I have to say that having the two trunks for luggage is a real luxury and made our decision to buy the Boxster over any of the other convertibles we were considering a lucky stoke of genius. We loved the road trip and look forward to another down the west coast and/or up to B.C. Canada this summer.

Near Goldendale Washington with Mt. Adams in the background


A vewpoint in the Hood River valley with Mt. Hood in the distance


The skiiers and snowboarders gave us strange looks and high fives for having the top down at Timberline on Mt. Hood.
__________________
Walt Conley
01 Boxster - Meridien silver
wconley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 06:26 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: parkslope
Posts: 73
The first photo is simply stunning!
porscheracer01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 06:32 AM   #3
Registered User
 
9eighty6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South FL
Posts: 253
I agree ... wow! Just goregous!


Nice pics!
__________________
1984 - 944 - The first one.
1984 - 928S - The loudest one.
2001 - Boxster - The best one.
9eighty6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 02:11 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,460
You take some good pictures. Well done!

Here's a tip I find most valuable: Take down radar detectors, gps units, and anything else that dangles from the windshield. I'm picky, so that's distracting. So many pictures I have taken could have been so much better without that clutter in the car.
__________________
.
1997 Honda Accord | V6
2004 BMW 330i | ZHP | SOLD
2000 Porsche Boxster | SOLD | http://www.986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9114

http://www.kryzak.com/storage/986sig12.jpg

http://kryzak.tumblr.com
Jeph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 06:42 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: virginia
Posts: 399
Wink

Those pictures are absolutely beautiful ! Great job. Do you have negative comments about the BOX on such a long trip ? Just curious.
gmboxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 06:56 PM   #6
bmussatti
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Some of the best pictures I have even seen on this Forum!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 06:59 PM   #7
bmussatti
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmboxster
Do you have negative comments about the BOX on such a long trip ? Just curious.
Well, I am sure Wconley will answer your question, but I can tell you I did a 2,000 miles trip last year to the Tail of the Dragon, and my only complaint is that I wish it were further away!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 07:02 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: virginia
Posts: 399
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmussatti
Well, I am sure Wconley will answer your question, but I can tell you I did a 2,000 miles trip last year to the Tail of the Dragon, and my only complaint is that I wish it were further away!
Thats excellent to hear. As soon as I get some good time off I want to do a long road trip myself.
gmboxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 09:16 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 42
Thanks everyone!

Jeph, good point on the GPS clutter. Didn't even think of it for any but the mountain shot and there I knew it wasn't in the picture.

gmboxster, I really don't have any negatives so far, well other than you have to remember sunscreen. It's comfortable and easy to drive for long distances. I installed the rear speaker option and ipod connection kit and that makes for good tunes even with the top down. As I mentioned, this was a trip to an outdoor concert so we had low lawn chairs in back, a soft-side cooler, light hiking gear and day packs, clothes for the different weather expected and my camera bag and tripod. A lot of stuff!

I was amazed after I got the car to find out you can put two roll-on suitcases in the front trunk, stacked one on top of the other so there's tons of room. We only had one for this trip and then the other loose gear on top. Probably the only negative was that we couldn't buy much at the outlet malls - oh wait, that's a positive as well.
__________________
Walt Conley
01 Boxster - Meridien silver
wconley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 03:35 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 83
Thumbs up

Beautiful shots, thanks for sharing. I live on the east coast where there are lots of nice curvey roads but you can't beat the scenery in the northwest.
Tom Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 04:39 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 7,236
Gorgeous pix! Keep them coming on this thread. You are a great photographer... love your use of depth of field, perspective, and framing.
__________________
'97 Boxster (Black Hole for 42,000 Dead Presidents and counting) - 122k
New motor, transmission, suspension, and on and on and on it goes...
RandallNeighbour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 12:29 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 42
Thanks! Here's another one from the same spot as the top photo - just from a different perspective. Shows what happens when you go from 560mm (200mm with a stack of 1.4 and 2.0 converters) down to 12mm.
__________________
Walt Conley
01 Boxster - Meridien silver
wconley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 12:34 PM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,586
Wow. Got lenses??

On the telephoto, did you tripod it? Or did image stabilization take care of the camera shake? Shutter speed?

Nice work...
Frodo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 01:00 PM   #14
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 42
Frodo-
Tripod is definitely required for the long lens. Either that or I need to drink less coffee. No IS on any of my lenses and I regret not getting that on the 80-200 f/2.8. I was 100+ feet back down the road with the tripod as low as it would go, laying on my side in the on-coming lane hoping not to get run over.

Stats on the long shot, 1/200s f/5.6 at 560mm iso100 (my camera doesn't recognize the stacked multipliers so it reports 400mm). The extremely short depth of field surprised me. I focused on the "porsche" on the windscreen and the back of the car was slightly blurred. The wide angle was 1/500s f/5.0 at 12.0mm iso100.

The full set from the trip can be viewed here.
__________________
Walt Conley
01 Boxster - Meridien silver
wconley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 02:19 PM   #15
bmussatti
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Another great pic, Walt. Good work!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 07:33 PM   #16
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,586
Quote:

"I was 100+ feet back down the road with the tripod as low as it would go, laying on my side in the on-coming lane hoping not to get run over."

Posted by wconley.

Yeah, I have a little experience with settin' up shots and feeling vulnerable. Many years ago (decades) I was into a lot of outdoor photography: mostly long lens shots of various migratory birds (and the occasional raptor) and, at the other end of the spectrum, short close-ups.

In the latter category, very early one spring morning I was out in some field in NE Kansas, framing a shot of some flower with dew on it or something, fiddling around with my macro lens, a shutter release cable, a tripod with the legs clicked way up so the camera would be well supported a few inches off the ground, maybe some extension tubing, and probably a couple other items as well. I was concentrating on camera settings (a film-SLR, of course, Kodachrome 64 as I recall), really engrossed in what I was doing. For whatever reason, I suddenly looked up and there, about 5 feet away from me was a full-sized buck staring down at me.

I froze, just watched him without moving, hardly breathing. He tried to figure me out, what I was doin', WHAT I WAS maybe, me just half laying there like a statue. He even stomped the ground a little with his front hoof, trying (apparently) to see if I'd react. I didn't. Finally he snorted one or twice, turned and just sort of sauntered off.

Funny, but while it was happening I didn't even feel particularly nervous. (I even recall thinking about trying to point the camera in his direction, but of course I had all the wrong attachments on it---I couldn't have focused on anything more than a few inches away from me.) It wasn't until he was gone that I began to realize how scared I should have been. He most certainly could have done a number on me had he decided to go that route. I guess ultimately he decided I wasn't a threat and just left.
Frodo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 10:48 PM   #17
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 617
Send a message via AIM to LoveBunny
Your pictures are beautiful. They look like they belong in a brochure or magazine.
LoveBunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 06:45 AM   #18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,518
Amazing pictures !

Nick
__________________
*
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSC03717.jpg

1999 986 ( Black )
1998 MB C280 ( Black )
1999 BMW K1200RS ( Yellow )
2005 Audi A4 ( Red )
NickCats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2008, 02:28 PM   #19
Registered User
 
Quickurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Coastal Oak Forest
Posts: 1,069
Great shots!! I really like 0137 across the back of the roll bars!

I must buy an interchangeable lens slr digital for general usage.
I shoot a Pentax 67 - 60 x 70 mm negative for real film which is still the way to go for very large format enlargements. Most I do are in the 20x30 to 30x50 range and digital doesn't cut it for that size. Problem is, if I want to post anything I have to scan in proof prints and they.......suck!
Like someone said above, it's hard to beat the Northwest for spectacular scenery. It kills me to be going to Olympia, WA next week, but they won't let me check the box in the luggage compartment
__________________
Sold - Black on Sand Beige 2006 S - 48K miles
18x8.5 and 10 OZ Alleggerita HLT Anthracite wheels and anthracite Cayman side grilles - lovingly adjusted Schnell Short Shift

Last edited by Quickurt; 07-09-2008 at 02:38 PM.
Quickurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2008, 02:46 PM   #20
Registered User
 
Quickurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Coastal Oak Forest
Posts: 1,069
BY the way, how were Crosby Stills and Nash?
Beside really gray!! Great shots of them also.
Wifey gave me their four CD box set many moons ago. I drug it out and put them in as 4 of the 6 in my CX7 DD (Great Bose Premium Surround Sound). I haven't listened too much to the other two in a few weeks now. Man, what a great group they were.
__________________
Sold - Black on Sand Beige 2006 S - 48K miles
18x8.5 and 10 OZ Alleggerita HLT Anthracite wheels and anthracite Cayman side grilles - lovingly adjusted Schnell Short Shift
Quickurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page