Day 2

Two words: MONSTER TRUCKS!!!  I’ve never been to any kind of car show or what have you, so this was a new experience for me.  And it was awesome!  I was fully prepared to get my bogan on, but was surprised to find that mostly families attended.  There were mohawks and rats’ tails aplenty, but it wasn’t too bad I have to say.  Aside from the numb bum it was a lot of fun (and that sort of rhymes…).  Highlights included a huge flat tyre on Batman, and watching another truck (Outback Thunda?) have its real axel snapped.  Good times!

The trucks all lined up in a row:

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The crowd (well, half of it):

21

PS3 Pacific Rift:

3

…Something or Other:

4

Batman!!!!!!

5

Outback Thunda:

6

The jet truck (while it was getting geared up):

7

All systems go!

8

Pretty sunset (I can’t help myself):

9

Fireworks:

10

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The dump and burn, turning some poor old Mitsubishi into molten lava:

121

Tonight was really challenging!  While the fireworks and the dump and burn were easy thanks to my camera’s presets, capturing the trucks in motion was hugely difficult, particularly as the sun went down.  Focussing was a real challenge, as was getting the shutter speed sorted.  Plus I couldn’t work the light out, as the grass was lit was stadium lights but everywhere else was pitch black.  Oh well, practise makes perfect I guess…

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January 3, 2009. Tags: , , . Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. Pat replied:

    Yeah Batman was the best, too bad he blew a tyre at the end of the night. Would hate to be the guy to jack that bad boy up to put the spare on.

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