Sunday, October 02, 2016

Old iron in Heritage Day

In Heritage weekend, I usually gravitate to something that moves. Or used to move. This year I searched for a classic car show but could only get the usual one in Camino Carrasco. So there.

The best display was by the Ford A club. My late father had one and I remember riding it.

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A toothy De Soto was flashing its chrome and its slick, glossy black body. I wonder if this was a funeral limousine.

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Young people cannot believe the dashboards of the era.

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In the museum field there is an ancient British road roller, slowly turning into brown dust.

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An old Aclo bus is also dying nearby. I rode in these buses as a child, and also in a similar one in India, not that long ago.

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Thanks for looking. Hardware: Canon 7 with its awesome 50/1.8, Pan F+ in Beutler.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Walking two Zeiss lenses

I rarely make reference to equipment, but I got recently two nice Zeiss optics from Germany for my Exakta, a Flektogon 35/2.8 and a Sonnar 135/4. A local technician cleaned and adjusted both. Here are some frames of that test roll.

Buceo Harbor, Sonnar.

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Rodo park, fountain detail.

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Gentle Giant monument.

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Now for the sharp Flektogon.

Rodo park artificial lake. Glad to see the birds still survive there.

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Very nice expo of pictures - Asian cities seen by a Uruguayan photographer.

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An old couple making time before lunch, by the River Plate.

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Small fishing boat (I liked the tones and the reflections).

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Thanks for looking! Pan F+ in Beutler.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Cup is Near!

The Centennial America's Cup will be played in the U.S. starting next weekend.

The craze has already started down here. In cities in the First World, one often sees preachers telling us that the End is Near. In earthy but chilly and windy Montevideo, this guy dressed like the King of Cups of the Spanish playing cards, only using our national light blue hue, and went through 18 de Julio avenue telling everybody the good news. The Cup is near!

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The legend in the back refers to the record 15 America Cups conquered by the Celeste, our national soccer team. Whatever it may mean after the humilliation suffered in Chile in the last edition - amply avenged (3-0) in the Qualifying match with Chile some months ago.

Let us hope for the best. The C group is a hard nut to crack, what with Mexico (an excellent team and almost local in the U.S.), Jamaica (big and fast players) and Venezuela (always dangerous to us). And two trips coast-to-coast just to play three games - they must really need the mileage in their frequent flyer programs.

I'll keep you all posted in case our city acts out during the Cup.

Cell phone picture, the best camera is the one you have in your hand.