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A few of us got together today. Here's some pics of the meet. Hopefully, we'll have more participants next time.

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:tu:BEST pictures ever. Very professional action shots. Three beautiful SLK 55s. Nothing left to say.
 

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WOW!!! stunning pictures!!!!
3 beautiful cars, love the brabus wheels, however dsb i adore your cra, those photos make it look incredible, the big dish and clean shiny blue, looks immaculate!!!!!!!
get mroe pics up if you have any.
 

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nice photography, those are some nice rolling shots. Those AMG brake calipers looks huge. :hail: That's a start of good things to come, it starts out small, before you know it, it'll be a huge event. :tu:
 

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Very Nice pix. :tu:
 

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Great pictures!
 

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Thanks everyone! I, and I'm sure CJ and RC, really appreciate the kind words. We'll try to keep it up. I'm working on getting us and maybe more together on a track. I think it would be quite impressive to have 3-6 SLK's representing on Thunderhill or Infineon.

It was fun taking those pics. I'd like to say it was all skill but it really comes down to the equipment. I just got a new lens and I'm happy with the results so far.

PS VitaminT,
I upgraded from the D50 to the D80. I actually reduce the size to 6Mp from the possible 10Mp quality. The quality is largely due to my new 18-200 VR lens. Image stabilization is key with moving shots. I was able to use a shutter speed of 150 which is pretty slow considering I'm in a moving car. That makes for some nice pics especially the wheels with that motion blur.

Next time, we plan to have a better background... maybe the ocean, or a windy road.
 

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Man a buddy of mine has a D80 and said that to him it is more "vivid" than his D50 was. This is really making me want to upgrade. As you know I have had the 18-200 for some time but have problems getting the colors to really pop. Always looks flat...either faded or not contrasty enough for my taste. I imagine the D80+18-200 was a nice jump for you. Plus the D80 has wireless commander for my sb600.

Great work.
 

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Thanks everyone! I, and I'm sure CJ and RC, really appreciate the kind words. We'll try to keep it up. I'm working on getting us and maybe more together on a track. I think it would be quite impressive to have 3-6 SLK's representing on Thunderhill or Infineon.
Count me in, if it's not too much having another Silver 55 rolling with you- especially @ a track.

-Doug
 

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Man a buddy of mine has a D80 and said that to him it is more "vivid" than his D50 was. This is really making me want to upgrade. As you know I have had the 18-200 for some time but have problems getting the colors to really pop. Always looks flat...either faded or not contrasty enough for my taste. I imagine the D80+18-200 was a nice jump for you. Plus the D80 has wireless commander for my sb600.

Great work.
I don't think it's the camera that is making the biggest difference. I've gotten some great results from the D50 too. Example: all my garage pics are from the D50. Get yourself a circular polarizer for your lens. That will boost some color. In addition, I use Photoshop Elements $99. It's an easy program to master. All my pics get a quick crop, auto level and auto contrast. The D80 is nice, but again, I don't think that's the driving force behind the color.

Count me in, if it's not too much having another Silver 55 rolling with you- especially @ a track.

-Doug
Absolutely! I would love for you to join us. The more the merrier. Also, just another plus. I rig my car with 3 camcorders for the track. I can get some great videos of all of us together!

REALLY nice pics!!!
This is pushing me to get a upgrade!!
Haha. I know what you mean. I can't say I was the first with any of my mods/upgrades. I would see another member's car and think, "I need one of those."
 
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