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Thu, 29 Dec 2005 23:09:19 +0000 quote
Just got back from France and had a great time as usual. As many of you already know, Paris is to scooters and motorcycles as Ford 150s and Honda Civics are to "Anytown, U.S.A.". So, photos of scooters might be pretty mundane to Parisians, but for a guy from the States who's into them, they're obviously more.

Anyway, I'm putting together a more robust online gallery but was anxious to share some scooter porn.

Here's a preview.



Fri, 30 Dec 2005 01:22:31 +0000

Hooked
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Fri, 30 Dec 2005 01:22:31 +0000 quote
Some nice pics there.
Fri, 30 Dec 2005 03:53:54 +0000

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Fri, 30 Dec 2005 03:53:54 +0000 quote
Beautiful pics, great depth & contrast. What'd you use to shoot?
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Fri, 30 Dec 2005 04:30:02 +0000

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Fri, 30 Dec 2005 04:30:02 +0000 quote
Thanks. The only difficulty with photography in Paris is finding enough time to shoot everything you want to. Scooters are everywhere so that's an easy subject.
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What'd you use to shoot?


Sony Cybershot DSC-F717. A little "old" by digital camera standards. It came out in 2002. The newest (2 models later) is light years beyond this. The F717 has a great lense (Carl Zeis) and is generally easy to get around feature-wise, but "only" has 5 megapixal resolution. Performance-wise, it's probably somewhere between a very good point-and-shoot and a digital SLR -- a big stretch, but it works fine.
Fri, 30 Dec 2005 10:53:36 +0000

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2003 ET4 150/PX 150 Serie America #232/1974 Rally 200
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Fri, 30 Dec 2005 10:53:36 +0000 quote
Cool pics!!! I really like the way that modern PX looks with dobleseats oh and that smallframe looksweeeeet!!!!!!can't wait to see more...great job!

CHEERS!
CUCO
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Fri, 30 Dec 2005 22:36:23 +0000

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Fri, 30 Dec 2005 22:36:23 +0000 quote
Here's the link to the rest of the photos:
http://homepage.mac.com/tedrobledo/PhotoAlbum36.html
Sat, 31 Dec 2005 16:15:47 +0000

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2005 vespa px125 (sold) + 1998 Yamaha XJ600N
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Sat, 31 Dec 2005 16:15:47 +0000 quote
I hope I don't offend anyone but this is sooo ugly

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Sat, 31 Dec 2005 16:25:20 +0000 quote
It's a great photo. But you're right -- the scooter itself is way over the top.
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Sun, 01 Jan 2006 04:14:17 +0000 quote
I agree completely, but thought it was SO bizzare that I had to take a picture.

Actually, you'd be surprised how many times I saw scooters with similar moster shields just like that one. Better yet, I saw quite a few of those scooters with full windshield and roofs. Now THOSE I find even stranger -- like someone straddling a giant metal and plastic donut. But considering the weather they get in Paris, it's probably pretty practical -- albeit fugly as all heck.
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