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Leica R8, Elmarit 2,8/35mm. Ilford FP4 Plus, ID-11, 1+3 20min. Scanner, Epson 3170.
Ok, how do you like it, upside down?
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Diablo // Miura // Manthey GT3 RS // Countach 5000S
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Se trata de una realización espectacular, al más puro estilo Maserati de los años 70. Pasos de rueda ensanchados, lunas inclinadas, ese precioso logo Monteverdi sobre fondo negro….
MONTEVERDI HAI 450 GTS (1973)
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1983 Mazda Le Mans Prototype (Colani)
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The Countach was styled by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, the same designer and studio that designed the Miura. Gandini was then a young, inexperienced designer—not very experienced in the practical, ergonomic aspects of automobile design, but at the same time unhindered by them. He produced a quite striking design. The Countach shape was wide and low (42.1 inches), but not very long (only 163 inches). Its angular and wedge-shaped body was made almost entirely of flat, trapezoidal panels.
The doors, a Countach trademark, were scissor doors: hinged at the front with horizontal hinges, so that the doors lifted up and tilted forwards. The main reason is the car’s tubular spaceframe chassis results in very high and wide door sills. It was also partly for style, and partly because the width of the car made conventional doors impossible to use in an even slightly confined space. Care needed to be taken, though, in opening the doors with a low roof overhead. The car’s poor rear visibility and wide sills led to drivers adopting a method of reversing the car for parking by opening the door, sitting on the sill, and reversing while looking over the back of the car from outside.
The pure style of the prototype was progressively enhanced or cluttered (depending on one’s point of view) by the evolution of the car to improve its performance, handling, tractability, and ability to meet mandated requirements. This began with the first production model, which included several vents which were found to be necessary to cool the engine adequately. These included the iconic NACA duct on the door and rear fender of each side of the car. The car design changes ended with a large engine vent directly behind the driver, reducing the rear view. Later additions, including fender flares, spoilers, carburetor covers, and bumpers, progressively changed the aesthetic values of the car.
The Countach’s styling and visual impression caused it to become an icon of great design to almost everyone except automotive engineers. The superior performance characteristics of later Lamborghini models (such as the Diablo, or the Murciélago) appealed to performance car drivers and engineers, but they never had the originality or outrageousness that gave the Countach its distinction. The different impressions left by the various Lamborghini models have generated numerous debates and disagreements over what constitutes ‘classic’ or ‘great’ automotive design (elegant looks and style, vs. technical and engineering superiority).
The word countach is an exclamation of astonishment in the local Piedmontese language — generally used by men on seeing an extremely beautiful woman.
The Countach name stuck when Nuccio Bertone first saw "Project 112" in his studio. The prototype was introduced to the world at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. Most previous and subsequent Lamborghini car names were associated with bulls and bullfighting.
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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011
Lamborghini Countach LP400 – 1977
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Technical illustrations of Dieter Rams products by Bibliothèque
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Darn, this is how I am feeling: I just spent a very frustrating hour trying to figure out how to make layers in Adobe Elements 6, and how to merge two photos. Absolutey no success, unless elevating my blood pressure and learning several new swear words can be called success! SH…!!!! My book doesn’t give basic info, and the web online advice does not either. I could not even get the layers palette to open or figure out how to see which photos I had already opened…grrrrrr..I need a tutor! Hug a Horse showed me once and made it look so easy (well, for her..she’s the sister with the techie brain!)
Note :This is revised: I cropped the door window frame out as suggested by mississaugapictures
I also found some good BASIC info on About.com and printed it all off so I can try to follow the steps…wish me luck..!
Tied with MissyV110 as winner of "Our Memories Our Times" group, Domestic cat contest Feb/09
BRAT CAT OF THE WEEK, JANUARY 24, 2011
Apparently this was viewed over 37,000 times somewhere on reddit.com on Feb 2, 2011…wish I knew the actual source!
I said , put the bleepin’ camera down and open the door!
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I C U 2
View On Black
Eye see you too!
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My name is HANA.
How are you?
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Makro-Planar T* 120mm
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Well… not exactly. I’m currently sitting in Newcastle right now for a job that I am on. Heading back to London tomorrow but I am relaxing as much as I can for now.
Everyone has their own way of relaxing. What is your way? This Saturday, I was sitting in my room in London, drinking a glass of chianti (red wine), listening to Chris Botti in the background, all the while working on my book. THAT was my definition of relaxation. Before I knew it, hours flew by and I felt like I could keep going at it…. But then the bottle ran dry lol
Hope you’ve all had a good and productive Monday. It’s going to be a craaazzzy week!!
How do you relax?
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