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wheels of pride

wheels of pride
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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-07-25 13:24
Viewed: 2145
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 123
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
By accident it happens that my last 3 postings were, directly or indirectly, about «wheels».

In our days the concept of «wheels» generally appears associated to the «automobile». Therefore the photo I leave today, that I called «wheels of proide» for obvious reasons (the car is fantastic) is a homage to the «automobile» - that’s different of «car» - to their beauty, strength, and elegance.

However, I have to admit that, in some way, I agree with one of the personages «The Magnificent Amberson’s» (Orson Well’s film by ….) when he says that (I reproduce the general idea by memory):
«…speed annuls the time that we delayed to go from a side to another, and, in this manner, steals us the pleasure of the trip…».

It means that, with the advent of the «automobile» everything started to be faster;
however will it means that everything started to be better?

I love «automobiles», and I think …


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Wonderful B&W photo my dear friend!
Nice composition.

Well I like the older vehicles Jose. Well composed image with some good detail. The conversion process has created good tones and textures. TFS,

Belíssimo documento, José.
Em preto e branco ficou excelente, "old fashion".
Parabéns e obrigado.

Boa noite jose

Adoro esta foto.
Great times to remember. Love this photo always. Thanks

My regards


Ciao Jose,
wonderful "automobile" for a wonderful shot!
Very nice.


A sweet classic style portrait of this vehicle Jose.
Great slice of life shot, with excellent B/W tones.
It is with your work that hear the Music!
- Vincent

Hi Josee,
What a beautiful mood., my friend?...
Oncce upon a time...
Selahattin E

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-07-25 21:30]

Hi Jose,
This serie is a great tribute at this golden Age of "automobiles"
For me, the mood you created ressemble at the ones we could see in many Fifties American films on the prohibition's theme.
The cars appeared there always shining and classy.
Excellent B&W and title!
Bravo! Annie

Ola Jose! Amazing rear. Amazing car. Amazing scene. Good POV and capture. Very nice and funny shot. Boa viagem!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-07-26 3:03]


Très belle image, ce brillant sur le capot arrière de cette vielle voiture est de toute beauté, superbe compo.

Bravo et amitiés


Wonderful job
Great car
Very well done

A tribute to a past period that you have made to live again. Great composition.

Con amicizia.


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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-07-26 7:34]

Wow Jose,
what a beautiful old vehigl,wonderful B&W photo and amanzing detaliert picture.
Well done.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-07-26 8:45]

hi Jose

A great composition and tight crop to show this antique car in B&W and really good street candid shot.

tfs, bill

Great capture of this beautiful old-timer.
Good choice to present it in b/w !!
I like the models of these old cars, and I (think I) like the time in which they are invented.
No, cars don't make things better. But we are not able to live without them anymore.

        Hi Jose,   Wonderful shiny composition...   Nice black-white photo.   I love very much.tfs.   Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi Jose,
Excellent POV and B&W colours.
Wonderful old car with image.TFS.

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  • starky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 320 W: 2 N: 40] (2945)
  • [2008-07-26 13:15]

Interesting old car and interesting B&W photo.
Best regards, Bosko.

Ola José.
Automobiles are like women. They can look gorgeous and glimpy.
A reall man adore them both and will take good care of them, right ?
The Motorcar (suid Afrikaans) also can bring us faster to our friends, so they dont have to wait too long.
My cousin Dave brought his bride from Brasil to Holland by aeroplane, when he had done it by horsepower, she has been grandma before she had arrived, haha
I just selected a picture of the married couple, like to 'dropp'it in your ws. (hope you dont mind).
Tenha um bom fin de semana, Sol Maravlhoso,
Boa noite.

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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2008-07-26 18:04]

Hello Dear Jose
Amazing B&W shot, great comp, and excellent details, very high quality image,very live picture.
Well Done Jose
Best Regards

hello Jose,

nice classic car shown here.. lovely converted in black and white.. looks like an old shot.. nice composition and detail. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-07-27 0:32]

A great picture of this VERY UNIQUE auto. The b&w is very suited to this. I like the pov. Good capture. TFS

This could very well be a scene from a black & white film Jose. It looks so classic. The automobile's shape is prominent, with good texture and contrast. Well done. Danilo

Hi, Jose!

Very interesting shot and note. Excellent BW work. I like it!


Ola Jose

Belíssima imagem e de alta qualidade!
Voce fez um bonito trabalho em b/w.
eu gosto do automovel, detalhes diferentes e incriveis!
Muito bem composto!
Parabens my friend...


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-07-27 7:03]

Maybe the backdrop could have been blurred a bit more, José; the passenger, for instance, has some people growing out of his/her head. B&w was an excellent choice, and I really like the contrasts in the shot.
This is one of the occasions where I'd select everything outside of the car (and the inside of the windscreen as well) and apply rather a lot of Gaussian blur to it.
I know, I know, shooting cars in narrow streets is not easy. But that's why PS has been invented ☺^☺.

Hi Jose,
actually it is a nice accident my friend,
not complaining about your wheels;)
they are so beautiful, joyful,
excellent old car in b&w looks amazing here,
superb compo,
welldone and thank you very much also for your delightful note as always,

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-07-27 9:27]

Boa tarde Jose

from london to lisbon i saluted you. I love planes and this kind of cars. Yes it´s like here everyone and everything come appears and some are more shinning other more modest but all it´s possible here. The world seems great I spend almost the day hearing music, seeing perfenformances, drinks expensives water, lay in the grass and look the sky looking for geom. stars. I stop to say I like your photo mood.

have a nice day my friend.

My regards

ciao Jose.. your note was really funny! ;)) i have follow u in ur thoughts.. and your citations.. nice to read at this logical road.. for me automibiles are great.. but this futuristic item.. maybe has contribuited to destroy our planet!! not sure everything started to be better after cars age!! ;)) in any case.. the subject of your shot is really wonderful.. and this photo has the taste of '30 years.. so particular and cool!! well done! thanks
ciao Marco

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-07-27 13:06]

Hi Jose...
Another excellent B&W catch, nicely done..!
Fine image, and details...
Best regards,

Hello master Hose
What are you say
great and congr...
my regards

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  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-07-27 18:41]

Hi Jose,
The black & white treatment to this beautiful antique two seater give it a timeless feel. Wonderful clarity and sharpness to this shot that could have been taken decades ago.
Regards, Tom

Hi Jose,
A wonderful daily life scene.Great B&W composition.TFS.


Hi Jose,
Like this crop and view, great B&W image, maybe a less contrast, it appears to have OE areas, but nevertheless a fine posting!

Ciao Jose, elegant B&W composition with wonderful old car, splendid reflections, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-07-28 7:40]
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Merhaba Jose..
siyah-beyaz güzel bir kare, insanı eskiye götüren güzel bir açıdan çekilmiş güzel bir kare...tebrikler..

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  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-28 9:25]

Dear Jose,
Outstanding capture.
Wonderful momment.
Kind Greetings

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-07-28 12:04]
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ciao jose...bellissimo lavoro...ottimo pov...complimenti per il bianco e nero...ottimo pov...complimenti

Olá José,

Como na resposta do comentario que me fizeste ha pouco, 'o prometido é devido'!
Ora aqui está uma foto que gostei bastante. Penso que está tudo muito bem enquadrado, o carro, as pessoas, as cores, enfim tudo. E acredita que aqui o 'desfocado' fica bem, deu um charme unico a fotografia.
Só lhe resto dar os parabéns :)

grande abraço,


simply fabulous. i love these old cars and the british class--- beautiful catch and fantastic picture , Master!!
see you soon

ola Jose
An old timer. Yeees. A B&W photo. Amazing. Excellent lighting. Impresive. details. Marvelous.
Best wishes

great capture dear friends
perfect image and great bw

Hello Jose,
Interesting shot with good composition, nice old car,
My best Regards

Hello MB,
A great composition of beautiful black and white picture.
Nice detail and beautiful classic car here..
Wonderful done my friend.


Jose Hi:
Amazingly magnificent composition, presented impressively in b/w. Excellent sharp details and wonderful POV.
Thanks for the note, as well.
Congratulations, very well done.

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-07-29 14:51]

Hi Jose, great car and great shot! Fine composition with people as bg, perfect management of light, really a good b/w.
Ciao, cinzia

Hello Jose:)

Very unique view now-a-days - like from a movie:) I like your PP treatment here, creates the atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • ARGI Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 99 W: 2 N: 40] (1139)
  • [2008-07-30 0:38]

Bom dia Jose.
Beautiful car very well presented with your compostion. I think that b&w it fits well.
Good POV
best regards Argyris

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-07-30 7:35]

Hi Jose,
A beautiful car! Good choise of b/w to stress on its antiquity.

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-07-30 13:53]


Gosto muito desta foto sobre rodas! O P&B assenta muito bem e o facto de a foto ser á parte traseira do carro acho que dá um encanto maior.


Hello Jose,

It is always a pleasure to see that fine old cars are taken well care of!
This is a fine specimen that begs for some black&white treatment, to make the shiny paintwork really stand out...
A fine composition with good details!

Pablo -

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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-07-31 5:52]
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Olá José,

Parabéns pelo excelente momento fotográfico.

Muito bem escolhido o B&W a fazer lembrar os tempos de outrora!

Tal como o titulo indica esta foto deve enche-lo de orgulho.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-07-31 9:27]

Hello Jose, nice image of that old car, good use of B&W and a good composition, well done, thanks!


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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-07-31 12:31]

Hi Jose
A great oldie we have here. What I like with you is the second look you have at things that give a different perspective to the way we experience the world around us. Certainly a nice style and very creative thinking
My compliments

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-08-01 13:01]

Hi Jose

The London to Brighton 'Old Crocks Race' with all the working old cars stops in my town. These old cars are stunning. Nice timeless feel to the shot



I always hate it when we want to go to visit some place and we have to get there "fast", by taking the highway. You never get to see anything except for the never ending walls of concrete...it's definitely fast, no doubt there, but it's damn boring...
I think I'm just going to borrow this car for a while and roam through your picture for a change. I'll drive at just the right speed so I don't cross over any pedestrians and I will enjoy the ride, to its fullest. :)
Wonderful posting, Jose! Excellent mood created by the b&w conversion!
Have a great weekend!

Hi Jose..nice old time shot...nice details and tones..



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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-08-06 0:32]

very nice picture of this old timer

Hello Jose,
great car, very nice pov and black and white fits wonderfull into it.
Regards Caesar

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 0 N: 242] (2673)
  • [2008-09-01 14:07]

hi again José,
even if I prefer motorcycles to automobiles I apreciate your picture very much and I agree with your words, beautiful picture and beautiful car
kind regards

i like it very much jose.. its a good photo for B&W

Hi Mb
Wonderful shot of this old car that go in the street like the modern car

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