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Grille Power (Just Like The Spice Girls Said!) by David McMahon

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Chrome and highly polished metal are a simple lodestone for photographers. (1,476 views on 9 November 2013)

This beautifully maintained MG was parked under Princes Bridge a few months ago and the afternoon sunlight was just perfect for a tight frame showing the distinctive grille, lights and bumper bars.

I was also intrigued by the way the light shimmied across sections of the hand-crafted metal, creating reflections of different intensity.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my work in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F6.7, 1/180 sec, ISO 200, focal length 75mm.

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bonnet, chrome, grille power, headlights, hood, melbourne, metal, mg, princes bridge, radiator, reflection, spice girls, vintage

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  • Ranald
    Ranaldalmost 5 years ago

    One of my favourite cars David. Nicely done, as usual!

  • Thanks very much, Ranald. A great piece of British engineering.

    – David McMahon

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful presentation David – well done :-)

  • Thanks very much – it was actually a tougher shot than it might seem, because of the variation in light!

    – David McMahon

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    OOOOO!!!!!! VROOOMMMM .. VROOOMMMMM!!!!!!! lol … sorry … just couldn’t seem to help myself!!!!! How I adore this magnificent piece of metal!!!!!! GREAT capture!!!

  • Thanks, Lois, I’m glad it made you think of driving down an open road!

    – David McMahon

  • André  Oliv
    André Olivalmost 5 years ago

    Love this… fantastic capture. Great work!

  • Thank you very much. It is a fantastic car, and this one was in very good nick.

    – David McMahon

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    fabulous shot

  • Thanks very much, JustArt. The red was just too good to walk past!

    – David McMahon

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 5 years ago

    Awesome!!!

  • Thanks, Cheryl. It is a beautiful car, whose lines still inspire awe, even after all these years!

    – David McMahon

  • Paul Rees-Jones
    Paul Rees-Jonesalmost 5 years ago

    great shot David.

  • Thank you, Paul. The metal was just so inviting in that sunshine!

    – David McMahon

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful cat – love to have a ride in it!

  • I’m sure the owner would be happy to take you for a quick spin around the block!

    – David McMahon

  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot David! Nice choice.

  • Thanks, Merrilyn. Just another of the many hidden treasures of Southbank, this one!

    – David McMahon

  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 5 years ago

    Great catch David

  • Thanks, Frogster – wish I’d been able to take it for a drive though!

    – David McMahon

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