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Paradise by the Dashboard Light.
Paradise by the Dashboard Light.

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Challenge: With the Philosophy of Ubique (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Apr 3, 2015
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2015

[Apr. 8th, 2015 06:48:41 AM]

This is my 16 year old sons dashboard, out driving with him while he's learning to drive. The car is his, bought with money he has saved since working Saturdays and school holidays since he was 14. I'm very proud and so is he, he loves his car. The bobbly hula girl came with a pair of jocks I had brought him as part of his xmas present. (yes I buy my boys jocks every xmas!!~) And in typical teenage fashion he didn't really give much away when first viewing it, but it was quite something when I saw it had taken pride of place on his dash. so kitsch..(again I'm so proud:))

Place: 64 out of 86
Avg (all users): 5.3418
Avg (commenters): 6.5385
Avg (participants): 5.4423
Avg (non-participants): 5.1481
Views since voting: 238
Views during voting: 177
Votes: 79
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2015 11:20:01 AM
Introduction to someones life that leaves us asking for more. Nice beginning to a story.
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04/12/2015 05:00:53 AM
A heady mix, we are being taunted by siren and machine.
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04/11/2015 08:37:30 PM
Thanks now i have that song in my head! Love meatloaf!
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04/11/2015 05:08:59 PM
the raw beauty of this is exceptional, brings back a lot of memories
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04/11/2015 03:22:46 PM
I think she was mentioned as a Meatloaf groupie in his autobiography.
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04/10/2015 07:58:36 PM
Nostalgia at it's best. I remember these dolls from my younger years and it always brought thoughts of a tropical paradise beyond my reach and dreams of one day seeing this in real life. Funny, it still brings back memories but now they are memories of my youth and how I miss that innocent time in life. Nicely done.
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04/09/2015 09:31:19 PM
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04/09/2015 09:03:20 PM
this does not seem to be transcending its dashboardness
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04/09/2015 05:48:33 AM
All I love is here: glorious kitsch, road trips, the documentary mood of black & white, and the askew alignment as if Hunter S Thompson is lolling back in the passenger seat screwing around with someone else's camera. This is irresistibly interesting. Thank you.
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04/08/2015 10:56:44 PM
Contrast arranged so perfectly when I step back and view it from afar. And contrast in real life as well. Is that a dashboard hula dancer hanging out with a tachometer? Stay fresh. Cool photo.
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04/08/2015 02:37:33 PM
Love the humor. It's missing something indefinable though. It stays at 6
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04/08/2015 12:33:54 PM
This is too fabulous, the tilt, the grain, the Gonzo accessories are perfection. You have captured Ubique so well!
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04/08/2015 06:09:32 AM
Bold, with a delightful title. I'm being trained with your eye for detail.
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04/08/2015 01:23:59 AM
Brings back memories. In college, the girls would stand on one side of the room, the boys on the other, and we'd sing this song back and forth. Beer was usually involved. In large quantities. This is a great shot. Not as far as classic pretty-pixel photography - in that sense it's kinda eh - but as far as an encapsulated memory (and an old one at that) this rocks.
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