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Mercedes 1951?

Mercedes 1951?
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24942 W: 520 N: 42055] (180260)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-04-15
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/8, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-07-02 9:26
Viewed: 569
Points: 70
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Old timer:

I think this car out of 1950 or 1951 out of my series old cars taken during a bikes trip.

Mercedes 170 Cabriolet A 1950 or 1951

During my bike ride I saw twenty old cars, coming on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands (Maldegem B - Eede Nl)

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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15/04/2018 17:31:14
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Manual Exposure
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ikeharel, pajaran, Fis2, PaulVDV, PiotrF, bukitgolfb301, papagolf21, snunney, mcmtanyel, danos, jean113 has marked this note useful
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Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokaznao, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep oldajmer.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.

Hello John

A magnificent image of beauty. This car is in awesome shape. You have a great POV on this with the greens and greys to bring the image into harmony. I did do a workshop for added blur if you don't mind.

have a nice day

Hello John,
I think this kind of car was relatively common also on Swedish roads when I made holiday journeys with my parents as a child. However, I was not very good at identifying different models in those days, and I can still hardly tell a Mercedes from a Volvo. But I can see this is an elegant car, still looking very good. Your photo is also nicely taken with excellent colours and sharpness.
Kind regards,

Ciao John, great view of lfantastic old car, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 2 N: 1474] (8003)
  • [2018-07-02 11:16]

Hi John,
I'm not an expert on classic cars (I prefer antique motorcycles) but this is a real beauty! Mercedes have always produced nice cars and this is no exception. Fine shot of this
old MB, tfs!

Have a nice evening/

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12191 W: 126 N: 21997] (112281)
  • [2018-07-02 11:24]

Salut John,je pense que cette voiture sois plus vieille de ce que tu pense,mais je suis pas un expert...ehehe...une capture excellente malgre' la lumiere sombre,jolie effect aussi dans l'arrier plan du WS. Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9606 W: 57 N: 16405] (60620)
  • [2018-07-02 13:14]

Hallo John,
Een mooie foto van deze oldtimer met een statige zwarte kleur. Uitstekende scherpte, terwijl de achtergrond mooi wazig is. Het zorgt voor dynamiek in de foto.

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new day
wow!!!!fantastic car bringing memories
from the past it seems like a movie
film scene I like the idea

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10216 W: 161 N: 16911] (129655)
  • [2018-07-02 13:46]

Witaj John!
I am a fan of Mercedes and owner.
Beautiful Mercedes W136 (170V).(cabriolet?)
Excellent frame, colors and light.
I love it.
Well done.
Good evening.

Hallo John,
Terug ééntje aan de Belgische zijde van de grens!
De eigenaar moet wel heel fier zijn hiermee te kunnen rondtoeren.
Perfect scherpe foto van deze Mercedes met de bomenrijen als goede achtergrond.
Vele groeten, Paul

Ciao John
oltre ad essere una bella auto, mi sembra anche perfettamente ambientata, forse una strada con ghiaia sarebbe stata più credibile, ma anche così va molto bene.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-07-02 14:37]

Hello John,
A very nice photo of the old car.
Perfect captured,excellent clarity and nice colors.
Nice shot.

Hi John,

The car is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the 1951 Mercedes. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.


Hi dear John

Wow so rare classic car still in the best condition.
Did you get flow shot, as the background is tasty bokeh? We have to appreciate for your high techinique and keen inspairation.

Congratulation on Belugium Vicotry! I hope to win aganst Brasil!

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Il me semble reconnaître une Mercedes-Benz 170S Sedan, elle est superbe !
Je reste toujours admiratif devant ces vieilles voitures parfaitement entretenues.

Salut John,
Belle ancienne Mercedes avec cette carrosserie lustrée qui ressort sur le fond flou de l'arrière-plan, très bien présenté.

Fine dynamic scene with the beautiful classical car. I like it, simple and attractive.


Hello John,
Excellent capture of this lovely old lady; a car I would be happy to own myself if only I could afford it ;-) Fine control over depth of field neatly lifts the vehicle from the background. Well exposed with good colour contrasts.

Hello John!

Born in 1953, I'm not a specialist in Mercedes cars of the fourties or early fifties. But this definitely isn't a Mercedes 170 Cabriolet A, as it is obviously a limousine and not a cabriolet.
I asume we see a 170 V or D (depending on the motor) or even 170 S (which was produced after 1949). Wonder if they already had the direction indicator in today's shape of a blinking light instead of a solid one which swung out by 90° from the B-pillar?
However: a joy to see that car again, despite the image's tendency to tilt to the right.

Regards from Rhineland

Hi John
looking at the WS photo, I have to say I love that one too. The extra blurring effect is A+

who wouldn't want to own or at least admire a car like this.
its a great little snap shot you took as the car is zooming by, which is hard to capture. thanks for this one

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14385 W: 0 N: 16316] (174849)
  • [2018-07-03 9:53]


Un rêve ces ancienne emrcedes quelle compo et vue quelle iamge et cpatage fantastique elle brille tout en oir un bijou d'image et de voiture sueprbe
Bravo et amitié

Hello John,
Oh, bring it on! I love old cars, especially well-kept ones like this. 👍

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-03 12:45]

Hello John,
nice the view as the presentation of the old Mercedes that looks during its moving in a best condition.I like the clarity as the sharpness of the scene.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14777 W: 1051 N: 30245] (141865)
  • [2018-07-03 22:00]

Hello John

Nice use of a shallow dof with perfect sharpness on the black vintage car. They don't make Mercedes Benz like that any more. I like the pastel colours and diffused light. Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3594 W: 0 N: 8399] (59417)
  • [2018-07-03 22:05]

A bit of nostalgia, a very nice old car, very elegant and stylish, excellent photo with perfect quality as usual
regards Ryszard

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10629 W: 146 N: 26778] (128419)
  • [2018-07-03 23:04]

Hello John, You spotted the beautiful old Mercedes during your bike trip. Was this a kind of rally? it looks in a perfect state and it still goes. What a fun to see it and greater to go by this beauty.
KInd regards MAlgo

Hello John, good sharp focusing upon the moving car, with a nice blur of the surrounding scenery.
The car is in beautiful condition. Were the cars going to a special get-together?
Regards Jean.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-07-04 8:04]

John, here you present us a wonderful view. The cars at that time really seemed to be built for eternity -and they somehow had something like elegance and even dignity. The todays cars in comparison are faceless and "ready-made".
A car with a personality! You placed it nicely in the picture.
See you!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10394 W: 174 N: 18556] (82651)
  • [2018-07-04 12:50]


very nice view of this old car and its traditional shapes. I liked this view with the car in movement. perfect result,

take care


fraaie mercedes mooie foto John,
goede compositie fraai werk.
gr. jaap

Hi John
The famous world brand, an iconic vehicle with a vintage look, good details and colour of the lady. It's an excellent record of this mean machine but pity no audio to hear it running!! Excellent catch, Congrats
Best wishes

Hi John.
Magnificent image of this old model of the house Mercedes, which was an icon in its time, is in very good condition and sure that people look more than a new car.
The management of color and light, are magnificent, highlighting the beauty and sharpness of the image.
Very well done. I like it
Enjoy a good day
Very best regards.

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 129 N: 1168] (7755)
  • [2018-07-07 11:28]

Hello John
Elegant and well preserved.
This car is an attractive subject and you caught it with a pleasant background.

Best regards

Hello, John, very interesting old car, I really like this style. Great blurred surroundings, too. Perfect picture.

Hi John,
Excellent capture of this fantastic old mercedes.
Very well framed with superb colours and clarity.
Well done.
Best regards

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