Scott is still on vacation. We did receive this Postcard from Radiator Springs and thought we would share it with you.
Hi, to all my All Ears friends and family!
I am having a wonderful time out here in Radiator Springs. While seeing it in the movies was extraordinary, visiting the actual location where Lightning McQueen and Mater met and became friends is even better.
Radiator Springs Metal Sign.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/3.5, ISO 3600, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length.
Watching visiting Cars take tourists on rides through Ornament Valley by cruising past Firewall Falls and flying around Willy’s Butte on the high banks is breathtaking.
Cars race around Willy’s Butte in Carsland.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/500s, f/4.5, ISO 280, EV 0, 56mm focal length.
I got a few panning photos to give you an idea of the speed of these finely tuned racers. Each car either gets a new set of tires from Lugi’s or a sweet paint job from Ramone and tips from Doc Hudson before starting the race.
Radiator Springs Racers.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/30s, f/22, ISO 200, EV -1.3, 28mm focal length.
I was lucky as I got to meet Mater. He was going out to do some Tractor Tipping out past Ornament Valley.
Mater from the movie, Cars.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/320s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length.
If meeting Mater wasn’t enough, I came upon Lightning McQueen cruising past Flo’s V8 CafÃ©. He gave me his best Ka-chow before checking in at the Cozy Cone.
Lightning McQueen from the movie, Cars.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/13, ISO 200, EV 0, 50mm focal length.
You have not really seen Radiator Springs until after the Sun goes down and the proprietors turn on their neon lighting. Flo’s V8 CafÃ© took on a magical look which brought in a lot of customers.
Flo’s V8 CafÃ© at night in Carsland.
Nikon D7100/Tokina 11-16mm, 5s, f/16, ISO 100, EV 0, 14mm focal length, tripod.
Time to go. Mater promised me a night run out to Ornament Valley. Wish you were here!