I'm Always Looking For Good Sports
I’d been mulling over the best way to interpret this week’s theme for a couple of days, until a chance encounter brought me this opportunity. On Monday, I was trying to avoid the Labour Day holiday crowds and, on a whim, I took the underpass below Prince Bridge.
As I emerged from the deep shade of the cool bluestone, I spotted this red MG parked in the sunlight. Realising that the glistening paintwork would look best if I shot it facing south, I walked to the front of the car – and that’s when I saw the extra mounted headlights, making a perfect foursome.
These legendary sports cars were first produced in 1924 and of course they found a new generation of owners when the MG F two-seat roadster was revived in 1995. It’s interesting to note that the brand name MG actually comes from a British car dealership called Morris Garages.
After I shot the first frame, I noticed that the long hood (or bonnet, depending on where you live) of the car was glistening in the sunlight, while the actual chrome grille partially reflected the shade of the underpass. That’s when I hit the shutter a second time for the shot below.
The early autumn afternoon sun was so strong that you just couldn’t tell what colour the hood/ bonnet really was. Just for the record, it was fire-engine red. And yes, it was in immaculate condition.
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