Vegas with a Bentley

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by tuanies, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2011
    Graham, WA
    Tuan Huynh
    Last week I went out to Vegas for CES. Usually I fly directly but last year I began a new tradition to fly to LA and pickup a press car. Last year we did the trip in a Nissan GT- R. This year we got a Bentley Continental GT V8. Armed with my GX7 and 25mm, we had a blast in such an amazing car.

    Album is available on flickr - http://flic.kr/s/aHsjQvQwoe

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  2. humzai

    humzai Mu-43 Veteran

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    Looks like you had fun. What do you write for?
     
  3. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

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    Tuan Huynh
    I freelance for Toms Hardware.
     
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    12 mpg, did you get out of second gear?
    :biggrin:
    I guess you couldn't choose what colour you got then ...

    I like photo Number2, now post some action shots.
     
  5. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

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    Graham, WA
    Tuan Huynh
    It was at about 8.1mpg after flooring it at every light. By the end of the trip, it showed 23.1mpg. The car gets really good highway gas mileage (24mpg). I love the pearl white, it was a $12k option. There are no action shots, I was the only one driving and shooting :).
     
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  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    A Bentley and Dunkin' Donuts. It's almost too much for me to handle.
     
  7. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 2, 2013
    UK
    Steve
    As someone else mentioned, #2 is a really nice shot, looks like the camera was almost on the deck.
    Don't you have front mounted registration plates in the US? I suppose if one can afford the car, the cost of fuel is incidental!
     
  8. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

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    I used a gorillapod :). The front plates vary by state but manufacturer cars are sometimes exempt.
     
  9. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Did you see the new Olympus lenses by any chance? Any info? Great shots btw.
     
  10. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    ha ha ha ... i know its a bentley.... but in real world terms ( eg europe) 24mpg is really not that good !!!

    still... lucky you to get the chance to drive it... who wouldn't enjoy the chance to drive from LA to vegas in a Bentley

    so how do you get on that press car list ?

    K
     
  11. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

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    Graham, WA
    Tuan Huynh
    Just ask, also joining your regional press association helps a lot. 24mpg isn't good for an economy car but for a 500hp AWD cruiser its quite good.

    I only stopped by Panasonic. Didn't get a chance to stop by Olympus.
     
  12. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    I like the way the first two shots have enough depth of field to make the background informative and interesting.
     
  13. mievil

    mievil Mu-43 Regular

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    May 17, 2013
    San Diego
    That is a very interesting Dunkin Donuts joint. First time I stopped there will be the last. It took 20 minutes to get my breakfast sandwich. From a fast food joint.....totally unacceptable.

    But, a GT-R and a Bentley? Call me up next time, I'd gladly take that trip with you. lol
     
  14. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

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    Graham, WA
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    We ended up getting Subway, was feeling a bit health conscious :D. Not sure how I'm going to top it next year.