A Mini Trip

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by kathyh, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Kathy
    We took our new car(a Mini) for its first long drive to Kingston (about 200km) by way of the back roads.

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    There was just a light dusting of snow.

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    But the lakes were starting to freeze over.

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    And the summer homes were all closed up.

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    And the crops are all in.

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    In Kingston they had made a skating rink.

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    And Santa was there too.
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Congrats on the new car!! I've been wanting a Mini too. I believe BB has one too. Unfortunately my gas guzzler still has two years of lease to go.

    Thanks for sharing the photos.
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Thanks for posting Kathy. I like all of them, all so different but especially no. 3, 4 and 5. My Mini is a gas guzzler Armanius!!
     
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  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Serious? My definition of gas guzzler are cars that yield less than 20 mpg. The Mini must be at least 30 mpg, no?
     
  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Mine does about 20 :( It's quite old now, 9 yrs, and not one of the newer eco friendly models.
     
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  6. A couple of very nice shots, looks like a fun time.
     
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  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Excellent and interesting set of images. I wonder if Santa will get me a Mini Cooper S this year? :biggrin:
     
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  8. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Lovely series :)
    Like the Mini's, thinking of one myself
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Congratulations upon your new MINI, Kathy! As a longtime MINI cultist, I must put in my two cents that the MINI Cooper S does not have as good mileage as its sibling the non S. They're wonderful cars and tons of fun. Next time, Kathy - we need a shot of your new wheels!

    One of the best things about having a fun car to drive is getting out and about to see the sights - which you surely did by the looks of all the different venues you've photographed. I have two favorites: the one of the ice skaters - strictly from an emotional point of view, because they look so happy and I can feel the cold making their cheeks pink!:biggrin: My second favorite is the your first black and white - if I may, for me the image seems like a Rorschach of what you saw. I love the layers, the roughness and the light amongst those sepia tones - beautifully seen and pp'd, Kathy!
     
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  10. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Kathy
    I'm loving the Mini so far. We got the non S because we didn't like the spoiler on the back of the S. Haven't missed the turbo charging yet. I take no credit for the pp of the first image. It was done using a Nik preset, but thank you.