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I dropped in on the “Coffee and Cars” event, run by Salon Privé, at Blenheim Palace last week. Although neither car nor coffee, this beast was my favourite of the show. I bet it would wake you up pretty damn quick in the morning too.

Eight Litres

Eight Litres

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Note that this isn’t the Dodge Tomahawk that Chrysler built as a concept. This is what happened when an Englishman, Allen Millyard, saw the Dodge V10 concept bike and thought “that seems like a good idea, I’ll build one”. Amazingly, it’s actually road legal.

Here’s a video by Mr Millyard which shows it off very nicely.

I also managed to take some pictures of four-wheeled machinery. Those should appear here sometime in the not too distant future…

Something a little different that I’ve tried as an experiment. This is a cross-view stereoscopic image, which is a simple kind of 3D image which can be viewed without any glasses or special equipment. All you need to do is cross your eyes until the two images converge into a third image in between, then it should pop into 3D.

I was inspired by the CrossView sub on Reddit where there are lots more of this kind of thing, including many by people much better at it than me!

Oh and a quick tip: if you can’t make the small image below work for you, click it to try again at full size.

Green Lane Cross-View

Green Lane Cross-View

Shiny Shiny

Shiny Shiny

Wheelie

Wheelie

A contrast in a hedgerow

Life and Death

A few pictures from the Le Mans Classic in July this year.

Le Mans Classic 2016 starting grid

Le Mans Classic 2016 starting grid

Bentley returning to the paddock

Bentley returning to the paddock

Hard work

Hard work

GT40 TLC

GT40 TLC

3 AM engine swap

3 AM engine swap

Campsite Diablos I

Campsite Diablos I

Campsite Diablos II

Campsite Diablos II

What bits of the City of London look like when covered in water.

Everything London

Everything London

Look up!

Look up!

A reflection upon the City

A reflection upon the City

City parking

City parking

Street life

Street life

A Kimbo

A Kimbo

Some details from Oxford in the Summer.

Up High I

Up High I

Gateway to Knowing

Gateway to Knowing

Physical Angles

Physical Angles

Market Covering

Market Covering

Up High II

Up High II

Here are a few shots of life in Oxford from this Summer.

All were shot on film, this first one on a Pentax P30, a fairly unremarkable manual-focus SLR from the early 90s that came free with a nice 50mm lens I bought from a charity shop back when I had a Pentax digital system. The camera is slightly odd in that it can only do full automatic exposure or fully manual. There is no shutter or aperture priority at all!

Full attention

Full attention

The rest of these pictures were shot on a Yashica Electro 35 GTN, the first rangefinder I have ever owned, and a masterpiece of 1960s Japanese technology with aperture priority auto-exposure, a parallax-corrected viewfinder and a 1/500 sec. leaf shutter. It’s quite a different shooting experience to “normal” SLRs, but I’d recommend giving it a go to anyone who likes messing about with old cameras.

Canal-side living

Canal-side living

Speaking of masterpieces of mid-20th century technology:

Goddess in Jericho

Goddess in Jericho

Over Lock

Over Lock

Flower Sale

Flower Sale

This site has become the internet equivalent of developing a film to find a Christmas tree at both ends. How appropriate then, perhaps, that I should pick a festive subject to ease myself back into posting here after a year spent worrying about much more important things than pictures.

These photographs come from the St. Edburg’s Christmas Tree Festival in Bicester. It’s a collection of an enormous number of Christmas trees in the old church, each of which has been decorated by local groups, organisations or businesses. For the little ones, there is even a treasure hunt to find tiny wooden trees hidden amongst the decorations.

Christmas with a sponsor

Christmas with a sponsor

Transfixed

Transfixed

Old King Kole's Merry Old Souls

Old King Kole’s Merry Old Souls

Exploration

Exploration