When this theme was first announced, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to go about it. As the month went on, I had a couple of shots with my phone, but nothing really stood out. Then the idea came to me.
With having a new car since late December, I thought maybe I could do five shots with the car. Alas, I wasn’t feeling it — at least how I envisioned it. So I put it off until the last day, figuring I’d be able to force myself into something. Then a better option came along.
A friend stopped by today and he had a new car — so new it had fewer than 200 miles on it. Even better, it’s a car I’ve not had a lot of experience with (it’s a Mini Cooper), so it became the perfect subject, at least for me, for this month.
Below are my five shots, looking at this new car in different views.
For the record, this is a pretty nice car. They are surprisingly roomy inside (though I can’t imagine having four people in there) with ample legroom and it’s comfortable. The six-speed manual transmission is really nice and all the bells and whistles are quite cool. Even better is that it’s an affordable car. I’m not sure I could see myself in this car, per say, but it’s definitely nice.
Anyway, without further ado, here are my five for the month. The link for the challenge is below! Try to visit and comment on everybody else’s so we can see what everybody did!
1. New ride
Darren with his new baby — a Mini Cooper.
With the landscape of our local area in the background, it’s quite the nice little car. Roomy and pretty nice to look at.
The backside of the mirror of the car provided a way to have a form of a portrait.
I am a fan of manual transmission myself, so it’s always nice to see when others like it as well. The shifter in the Mini is pretty nice.
The steering wheel is nice and compact, which is always good in small cars like this!
And that’s my five for the month.
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Mo used to have a little black mini and she loved it.
I almost took close up shots of various parts of our car for this prompt, but I managed to get five other vehicle shots in the end.
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It’s the beauty of this challenge … we all might think alike at times, but then go off and do our own thing!
Great photos. I am in the hunt for a new camera. Maybe when I get one, I’ll try one of these 30 day challenges.
Thanks! And remember, you don’t need a big fancy camera to get involved with this. Just any camera and a blog! For several months, I used nothing but my phone as I wasn’t inspired with my normal DSLR. So feel free to join up with us!
Farin Vazquez says
I love this, especially the parked shot and the detail shot of the shifter 🙂
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I’ve always thought Mini Coopers were so cute! But, they’re waaayyy too small for my preferences. The blue sky with the clouds in the background are great. I like your take on the prompt this month.
You know, the interesting part is, these cars are surprisingly roomy. I don’t think I’d want to stuff four people in there, but for two… pretty solid.
Ooooooh! That mini looks good! Love that shot of the steering wheel!
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Jessica Cook says
You made this car look so good! Very nicely done!
Thanks! Appreciate it!
Nice pics. I actually think the mini Coopers are pretty cool. One day I want to test drive one for fun.
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I agree. They are pretty cool little cars. And well worth testing. They have some giddy up.
Nicely done! I like the shot of the shifter and the steering wheel the most. I don’t know why particularly. I am frantically putting together my post right now!
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There’s something about shifter photos, I think. I’ve always thought it showed maybe some control of the car.
Nicely done. What are the rates for having a parking spot in a field?
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Mrs. GeoK says
What a fun set of photographs. That’s a cute car. We test drove one several years ago, but with two teenage boys it just wasn’t the car for us.
I like the mix of context and close-up shots. Sometimes it pays to wait ’til the last minute!
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You probably made the right choice. If it’s for a couple, it can be a great little car. For a family… not so much. Though they apparently have a four-door now that is a tad more roomy.
Smart looking car. I like the shot in the back of the mirror.
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Thanks… looking back at the shots, that might be my favorite one, too.
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