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A Champion's Ride

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 9 May 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Car design was attributed as a leading cause of early injuries, and the series made improvements to chassis design to address those safety concerns

PENTAX K200D 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot

9 May 2012 6:08am

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

encor une merveille de bloide dans les bleus, sueprbe compo.
Bravo et belle journée

9 May 2012 6:19am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

9 May 2012 6:31am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are too kind! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

And these rockets are now very safe !

9 May 2012 6:59am

@Gérard Beullac: is a relative term! Thank you very much Gerard! ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


9 May 2012 7:14am

@Nigel: Thank you very much Nigel! ;-)

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Impressive, there is so much power contained in this beautiful car.

9 May 2012 8:21am

@Göran: Thank you very much Goran! Yes, a rocket on wheels! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Nice design..

9 May 2012 10:10am

@Sarito: Thank you very much Sarito! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Un très beau plan serré de ce magnifique engin!

9 May 2012 11:12am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful framing and great blue color... Nice work Eric ! Have a lovely day :)

9 May 2012 11:42am

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A marvelous capture Eric of this great and powerful car. Beautifully framed.

9 May 2012 11:51am

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent view of the chassis - sleek and very solid at the same time.

9 May 2012 12:01pm

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Ohhhh quelle classe !... Superbement capturé ce bolide.

9 May 2012 12:07pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

cool tight frame and focus ;)

9 May 2012 12:16pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

these cars are a marvel of modern-day technology. great shot!

9 May 2012 12:30pm

@B.Sully: That they are! Thank you very much B.Sully! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Aha ... now I 'see' a vehicle!
Can you tell we're not racing enthusiasts? <grin>

9 May 2012 1:00pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! Yes, it's definitely not for eveyone! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great capture of the car and superb blue color !

9 May 2012 1:22pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent view of the chassis blue... Nice shot dear friend! A hug, Adela

9 May 2012 1:37pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I would be cheering for this one - because it is blue. ;-)

9 May 2012 1:38pm

@B. Thomas: LOL...can't think of a better reason! Thank you very much Barbara! ;-))

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très beau ton cadrage!!!!!

9 May 2012 2:00pm

@Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Very nice shot,l beautiful angle and the blue is really gorgeous!

9 May 2012 2:29pm

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! ;-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

I love Mercedes

9 May 2012 2:41pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice!

9 May 2012 3:00pm

@Victoria: Thank you very much Victoria! ;-)

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine image of this race car. I always appreciate the fabulous paint jobs these cars have. Safety in car design in all kinds of racing has saved many lives.

9 May 2012 3:01pm

@Don: Thank you very much Don! Yes, something often forgotten by the fans! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Security is absolutely basic into the speed world. Great pic, Eric.

9 May 2012 3:37pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A blue spaceship!

9 May 2012 3:54pm

@Steve Rice: LOL...definitely a rocketship! Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice series. great shot.

9 May 2012 3:54pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic cool blue ~ great composition!

9 May 2012 5:55pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Well explained! A very beautiful ride! Great frame!

9 May 2012 6:37pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! ;-)

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

What an eye-catching racing car.
Blue is my favorite colour and with dream machine you will win all races.
Well captured !!

9 May 2012 6:55pm

@Laurette: LOL....yes you have to believe! Thank you very much Laurette! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain


9 May 2012 7:39pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Ni9ce light and colors Eric.

9 May 2012 7:44pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful shot! I don't see how they fit in the driver's seat! I would need to be stuffed in there!

9 May 2012 8:32pm

@Elaine Hancock: LOL...I don't thing even stuffing would work for me! Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

That's a nice blue.... I'll take a yellow one if you have it! Seriously though, they are always working on improving these cars to go faster, faster & faster. I don't know what more can be done to make it safer.... but they always seem to find a way. :)

9 May 2012 9:24pm

@Carol: Thank you very much Carol! Yes, it is definitely a fine line between faster and safer! ;-)

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Really beautiful color and great car design !!!! Great shot ..

9 May 2012 10:37pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you very much Baldwin! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine piece of hardware

10 May 2012 12:43am

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Interesting shot Eric. I'd love to ride in this one, at top speed.

10 May 2012 1:23am

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! Yes, so would I but we wouldn't fit in the cockpit! ;-))

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful race car. Very impressive and so powerful ... Wonderful, Love the blue colour, Eric! :)

10 May 2012 9:43am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

this looks like a seriously fast car ... how i would like to try and drive one of these ... ;-))

10 May 2012 6:17pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! Yes, seriously fast indeed! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful colours and details of this earth bound rocket.

10 May 2012 6:28pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very nicely the blue here...

16 May 2012 7:17am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

1/250 second
ISO 100
97 mm (35mm equiv.)