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Old 22nd July 2009, 14:43   #46
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@architect: Well, we've had a Mitsu Lancer since 2003 in the family and that was one of the big draws for me towards the stable. I hate HM's marketing (or lack of it) of this car but I love the products - a lot. And they're truly beautiful cars, in an almost classic manner of styling.
You can say "Awesome Cars Aweful Management" for HM.
I also got inpired from my cousin's nine year old lancer. Dont know why Mitsubishi isnt serious about India..

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Great shots Joseph! Send the last 3 to HM to use them in their advertisements!
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Great shots Joseph! Send the last 3 to HM to use them in their advertisements!
An enthusiast, a writer and a photographer…. So that’s Payne
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Great snaps Payne.
The car looks really excellent in black. The snaps with rain drops on the hood is awesome. Have a safe ride.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 17:44   #50
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@karthik: Thanks, drive safe is my mantra!

@pacchu: I use a Sony A300 DSLR with a set of lenses, most frequently used is the Tamron 17-50 f2.8. I use a simple handtowel to safe-guard cameras in quick shots, though I think I'm going to make a temporary rain-cover using a polythene bag, its simple and effective.

@pervez: Hopefully, HM will get to use some of these shots if we make it to the last stage in the Great Driving Challenge.

@f1fan: Thanks a ton. The rains are a perfect time for photography, it is tough business but the rewards are well worth it.

@gaurav: Thanks for all the words and the advise.

HVAC: Ok, that ought to be the issue. I'll get it done, heater is a big deal in these cool times at night.

Power windows: Yes, they're slower than other cars. I was wondering if it was just my car.

Focusing: I'll do more research and decide on a new pair of lamps + foglights.

Power window after ignition: It'll work for 30seconds or so as a backup.

Plastic mats: Asap!

Polishing:
I'm getting detailing done.
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Beautiful pictures and an amazing looking car. When do we get pictures of the interiors? Congratulations and keep driving safe.
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thats one of the best looking cedia i have ever seen and u have hell of a photographiing skill there bro..waiting to see more
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And now, here are some photos from the drive to Kamshet, 75kms from Pune!



Wetlook - Part II
Attachment 162549


Cheers!
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PS: The monsoons are unrelenting here, so sorry for the dirty car.

Awesome pictures. Specially this one - looks like an autobot from Transformers :-)

Post some nice interior pics as well.
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Congrats.. Amazing photos you've clicked man..! Some photography skills you've got!

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And now, here are some photos from the drive to Kamshet, 75kms from Pune!
can you share more details about this location? directions, landmarks..?
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Old 28th July 2009, 18:32   #55
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@Gilead: Interiors pictures are all with my friend cuz they were taken while driving. Will get some shots done soon. Thanks!

@ariendj: The car photographs well, what can I tell you. Every single angle comes out right!

@Zensi: I love that shot too, everything came right in that one. Thanks!

@cyclops: This place is just off Kamshet. If you're coming from Pune, take the left turn before you reach "Rangoli Restaurant" - its one of a bunch of tea-shops. The left turn takes you onto a winding road and you'll see a thin gravel road to your right after some 500metres. Take that turn and you can keep going upwards from that point.

Some more shots - only exteriors, sorry!

Overcast skies
Blackhawk, will you be mine? (A different kind of TD report on Mitsubishi Cedia)-still.jpg

Some vehicles are faster than the Cedia - only when it's parked!
Blackhawk, will you be mine? (A different kind of TD report on Mitsubishi Cedia)-lifegoesby.jpg

Blackhawk against the mountains
Blackhawk, will you be mine? (A different kind of TD report on Mitsubishi Cedia)-blackhawk.jpg

Cheers!
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I dont have word to express what I feel after seeing these amazing shots...They truely look very professional.
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Lovely photographs: total professional publicity material.

The Cedia still retains that traditional, 3-box, low-slung sedan look. It may not have the proportional delicacy of an Italian design, but it makes it up with those lights and grilles.

Just one criticism. They might be useful, but those acrylic or plastic sun-shades / rain protectors / whatever on the top of the windows look out of place on a car that is in beautiful stock condition. Remove them, and you will see better side and 3-quarters views. Strictly my personal view, though.
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Congrats! Great looking! I liked this car but never saw her look this head turning
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Awesome pics payne.looks stunning.Are the break calipers painted?if not paint them.
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@gaurav: Thank you so much. It's a pleasure to photograph this car honestly. I've learnt a lot from Rudra and Torqueguru on the Auto-image thread also. These past 3 months on Team-BHP have been a great crash course on automotive photography!

@architect: Yep, this is a classic conventional beauty! As for the sun-shades, I hate them myself. And they were the first things I wanted removed on the car. I'm yet to start any kind of mods on the car since I'm too busy with The Great Driving Challenge these days. Once the GDC campaign gets over, I have some real nice things planned - without sun-visors!

@Gany: It is terrificly maintained as well.

@Ramsagar: Yes they are! Formula red paint! Look darn good in sunlight!

Guys, please follow us at the Great Driving Challenge (link in my signature). I really wanna show India how darn good a car this is!

Cheers!
Payne

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