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1924 Bugatti Type 35 Model

1924 Bugatti Type 35 Model
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Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 93 N: 875] (4422)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-27
Categories: Transportation, Macro, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Jessops 52mm Skylight 1A
Exposure: f/13.0, 6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-03 16:55
Viewed: 5339
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As a car enthusiast, I was delighted to receive this as a Christmas present. A wonderfully detailed 1/18 scale model of a 1924 Grand Prix Bugatti Type 35. So I had to take a picture of it. I shall try to post some other pictures of it later.

Born in Milan, Ettore Bugatti was a superb artist and designer and, when he set up his motor manufacturing business at Molsheim in the Alsace region of France, the production of his cars was driven as much by beauty and simplicity of design and weight-saving as it was by absolute perfection in engineering. Indeed, he so thought that "poids est l'enemie" in the quest for speed that he disparagingly referred to the racing cars of his British competitor, W.O. Bentley, as "les camions le plus vite" or the fastest lorries.

In this picture you can see the wonderful detail of the external handbrake (which works!) and gearchange as well as the wired-on bolts which were used to attach the bodywork to the frame.

Shot in RAW using my trusty little desklamp and converted and edited in PSE6.

All comments/critiques/advice welcome!

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hi john, wonderful close up of tyhis cool car, the dof and sharpness is great, nice work and a nice read to go along with,

Hello John
Looks like the real thing! Good crop - given the limited DOF the focus is on just the right deatils of the car. Good note too.
Regards, Leslie

Very nice capture of this highly detailed model, John. With some weathering it could like the real thing, but I'm assuming you keep your models in top condition.

Great choice of focus points, and keeping the background distraction to a minimum. Nice lighting too, especially from a single desklamp.

Did you catch this article making the rounds today about a recently discovered rare Bugatti?


Looks like Santa was really good to you :-) looks like a great model did you have to build it?

Terrific shot your selection of point of view give the impression that it's a real full size car.

Just the right depth of field too.

Nice one.


Hi John,

Wonderful detail a perfect copy, I can almost smell the paint.
Hope you had a good break and all the best for 2009.


Hello John and a belated happy new year to you.
I love to see things in miniature and this is obviously a wonderful model.
The details are amazing,very sharp.I have never seen wired on bolts before.
I guess the real thing would not be sneezed at!

Tfs, regards Jean.

hi john.
happy new year.

this is certainly a detailed model. i thought that it was real until i read your comments.
you have presented it nicely with a great depth of colour.
the clarity is excellent.

good to see you back.

ps. i got my new dslr from santa. ;-)

Hello John,

When I read your notes, for a second, I thought you had received a real one for Christmas!
I was just going to pack my bags and head for Scotland!
The details are crisp and sharp.
I like how you have cropped the car and how you have positioned it in the frame.

Maybe next year Santa will realise how much you love this and bring you a bigger model!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi John,
Wonderful,beautiful BUGATTI,fantastic car,congratulation.Good macro shot.Thanks.
Best regards,

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