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2013 National Plug In Day at the Trenton Farmers Market, Trenton NJ

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by john m flores, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I organized the Central NJ celebration of National Plug In Day at the Trenton Farmers Market. We had over a dozen electric cars and lots of curious shoppers coming out to check them out. Here are some photos shot with the Nikon V1:

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    It was a bright, sunny day with lots of strong shadows and contrast. One of the good things about the V1 is that the files are very malleable in post; I did a lot to pull back the highlights and lift the shadows on these photos.

    For more information about National Plug In Day: http://www.pluginday.org/index.php

    And the complete set of photos can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmflores/sets/72157636028962936/with/10009128444/
     
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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Fun set. The last two are my favorites.
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    They are all great but the last two and particularly the last one, definitely tickled my funnybone :) Which lens?
     
  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Great set. I love the 3rd from bottom best with the last one coming a close second.
     
  5. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    10-30mm kit zoom. These are just grab shots as I was organizing the event. The V1 with the 10-30mm is perfect for this, I set it full auto including focus point and just composed and shot. These photos will never see a drop of ink, so I'm comfortable pushing and pulling the pixels harder than I usually do. Some I pushed a bit too far I think, into faux HDR territory. I may dial them back a touch later.
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Nice shots and great event! I recognize the Leaf (easy enough to do), but not the other models. Were you including plug-in hybrids like the Volt, or just full electrics? I didn't know BMW was making either - is that a production model or a prototype or maybe a personal conversion??

    -Ray
     
  7. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    John, the next time you do something like this, give us a heads up. Some of us in the region probably would have showed up. :wink:

    P.S. As I was riding home from the Jersey Shore through Farmingdale, NJ on my BMW R1150R (in avatar above) yesterday, a Tesla Model S pulled out in front of me. Pretty nice.
     
  8. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Plug in hybrids were welcome too. All in all we had 3 Teslas, 4 Volts, a LEAF, a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (shipped to NJ from CA, it actually uses the drivetrain of a Tesla), a Ford Fusion Energi plug in hybrid, and a couple of BMW ActiveEs (they were part of a public long-term test, the results of which helped the upcoming i3 electric car).


    Ok, will do. The Tesla is pretty sweet...
     
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I'll admit, at first I thought this was about a Photoshop workshop on using ACR. :redface:
     
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  10. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Cool! And so close to my former home town Princeton!
    I especially love the last one of the biker inspecting the engine!