So if you pop the hood of the “The Mean Green Machine”, this is what you’ll see. Beautiful chrome work on the alternator, valve covers, intakes, radiator hood and some good ole Aztec porn under the hood. My guess is, they don’t run the engine all that much if at all otherwise the paintwork gets fried.
The Los Angeles car scene is truly heaven for car nuts. I was pleasantly surprised to see these two beauties side-by-side. These two automobiles represent more than half a century of Toyota’s commitment to representing the Japanese way of excellence in car making. On the left is the Toyota 2000GT which made its debut in the 60s and today fetches a sum of about USD 375k. To the right is the Lexus LFA which also costs roughly USD 375k and was made in 2010 till about 2012. Both were ahead of their time and the LFA can still run rings around most of the offerings from the Prancing Horse or Raging Bull.
To a car fan, seeing the Lamborghini Huracan in the flesh for the first time evoked feelings akin to that of seeing Amber Heard or Kate Upton in a little black dress. Or better yet, lying on a beach wearing nothing but a bikini. It’s that kind of car.
It’s been awhile but I managed to visit the US of A after more than a decade. I think the last time I was in the USA was back in 2000. Anyway, my family and I spent some time on the West Coast and our first stop was Los Angeles. I hooked up with an old classmate while I was there and we checked out the local car scene by way of a local Cars And Coffee get together and a Toyota-sponsored event. By the way, a little shameless plugging…he does a fantastic job doing high-quality audio installations and the name of the company is OEM Audio. You can check them out here. I saw this beautiful rendition of an Impala and just had to take it. I’ll show you some other detailing later on.
It’s that time of year when I have to visit the farm in San Pablo which is a road trip of about 2.5 hours. Was gifted with some squash shoots and flowers which make a great salad when cooked with some coconut milk or sautéed with some garlic and onions. The flowers can be lightly battered and deep fried.
Something seems to be happening over at WordPress. I’ve been trying to post a new page but for some strange reason, WordPress wasn’t allowing me to use my usual method of embedding a Flickr URL as my preferred method of incorporating images. You see I have a picture library on FlickrPro which makes it easier for me to share and keep track of my favorite images. It’s just something I’ve gotten used to over these years and if it ain’t broke… So anyway, for some strange reason, WordPress now refuses embedding a URL in the “insert Media” section. So I somehow managed to find my way to the WordPress app which I downloaded (Windows ver.) and now it works like a charm. Well at least it works like it used to but outside of the browser. Funny but why do they hide the App in the Help section? Anyway, hope you guys enjoy this one.
Saw this little bugger perched on top of a petal and he reminded me of an old biplane like the one used by Snoopy. I really have to try focus stacking one of these days although I’m sure it would be a real challenge for live bugs in an outdoor setting.
Well at least that’s what it looks like. This was another experiment shooting macro with my lens set at f2.8 using available light. That’s the top view of a hibiscus flower bud and I was really happy with how this image turned out. It also reminds me of something else but then that would be NSFW.