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2011/271: Bonus – The Race

It’s technically cheating, but I’m going to submit this to Scott’s Competition assignment anyway.

This little racetrack (it’s Sara’s) hasn’t seen any action in quite a while, unless collecting dust in a basket on her bookshelf counts 😉
I didn’t want to flake again on Scott’s assignment, and because there weren’t any competitions (that I knew of) around here, I decided it was time to dust off set up the racetrack and pretend there was a race. Pretty sure the orange one is a Mercedes, so of course it won! The Audi fell way behind!

Wouldn’t you know it… Sara saw the picture when I was getting it ready for the blog, and she put the track together and had fun knocking my car off the track with hers (I had fun knocking her car off the track with mine). She even got daddy to get off the couch to race a few laps with her.
So maybe this isn’t cheating after all?

Reminds me of the race track I had as a girl (of course mine was much better quality than this one!). I was probably about Sara’s age, maybe a little older, and I soooo wanted a racetrack for Christmas. My dad had some fun building all kinds of twists and turns, and mounting them on a wooden board, and all I had to do, was put the straight part and one curve together. I remember that Christmas… I had to fight my dad and my uncle for some race time!

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18 responses

  1. This is such fun!! Love the series…almost looks ‘real’!

    28. September, 2011 at 06:31

    • Thank you! They ARE real….. toys! 😉

      28. September, 2011 at 07:56

  2. doreen3boys

    what a unique idea! love it, did Mel play too? haha!

    28. September, 2011 at 07:55

    • Thanks, Doreen! LOL nope, not that day, but I made her play with Sara yesterday (for 5 minutes!). She didn’t want to, and when I asked her why, she said “race cars are stupid!”

      28. September, 2011 at 07:57

  3. Those are awesome, love the colors! How could someone not want to play race cars?

    28. September, 2011 at 10:34

    • I know, right?! Especially when you can cause a few crashes! 😉
      Thanks, Deanna.

      28. September, 2011 at 11:12

  4. I love it! The blurred background in the first image makes it look like the real thing.

    28. September, 2011 at 11:15

  5. Becky Sue

    LOVE how you captured and edited these. Great color!

    28. September, 2011 at 11:15

  6. Always pushing the envelope, aren’t ya, Michaela? 🙂

    Since you got your family into racing, I’ll give it an thumbs up for the assignment. Besides the photos are great! Laughed at the Figure Eight collision!

    Agree with Becky Sue, the processing is great. Very tilt-shift looking which is prefect for toys.

    28. September, 2011 at 12:29

    • Thanks, Scott.
      You should have heard Sara laughing every time there was a crash! She tried to cause them on purpose! LOL
      This was actually the “Blockbuster” filter, there’s also a “Tilt-shift” filter, but it didn’t work on these images.

      28. September, 2011 at 12:45

  7. Sarah

    Love this series! The setup, processing, and angles are great.

    28. September, 2011 at 13:03

  8. plainmama

    I also love your pping! It really makes those gorgeous colors pop! What I love even more is the narrative. These are such sweet heartfelt memories of your family as a child and your family now with children.

    28. September, 2011 at 14:34

  9. Cute idea! I think since Sara and your hubby got involved it really wasn’t cheating!

    28. September, 2011 at 17:20

  10. My money would have been on the Mercedes! You should win… these are fun and fabulous!! Or is Scott’s challenge really a competition or merely a friendly gathering of beautiful photos in the “spirit” of competition?

    28. September, 2011 at 20:08

  11. Competition – between two great German cars – nice contribution 😉

    29. September, 2011 at 17:35

  12. Love these! Any plans for a demolition derby series? 😉

    1. October, 2011 at 13:57

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