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Forum: Automotive / Photography 05-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,086
Posted By mkword
Don't know why they wouldn't let people bring in...

Don't know why they wouldn't let people bring in tripods, but like you said, you don't want to schlep a lot of stuff around.

Do you have a monopod? That might come in handy for the Nikkor lens.
Forum: Automotive / Photography 05-02-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,086
Posted By mkword
Sounds like a great trip ... I love driving the...

Sounds like a great trip ... I love driving the southwest.

When my wife and I moved to LA from NYC we tried to find and drive as many sections of old Route 66 as we could.


Never been to...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 04-27-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 90,601
Posted By mkword
Spring break ... Maui. ...

Spring break ... Maui.




http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/Maui-PoloSunset-11small.jpg


Lumix DMC-LX5
Forum: Automotive / Photography 04-22-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,745
Posted By mkword
True about the trees. The redwoods are there ......

True about the trees. The redwoods are there ... just not as close.

We've stayed at and liked a bunch of different hotels in SF over the years. We're currently into the Ritz-Carlton on Stockton....
Forum: Automotive / Photography 04-22-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,745
Posted By mkword
Road Trip - Route 1 California - 2012 550i

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BigSur-Route1-1small.jpg
Just north of Big Sur on Route 1.


Our daughter's spring break turned out to be a school trip to China.

Instead of...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-26-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,540
Posted By mkword
City tree so the city had to remove it. But...

City tree so the city had to remove it. But since it was so huge and since they had hundreds of trees to remove (some from the middle of homes) it took a while. I finally hd to pay someone to clear...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-24-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,761
Posted By mkword
Our 2012 550i came with Pirelli RFT and I'm...

Our 2012 550i came with Pirelli RFT and I'm hopeful because our 2011 550i that got totalled (see my photo thread) also had the same tires and we didn't have any problems for a full year.

Only once...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,540
Posted By mkword
***NOTE - For the purpose of the story, you might...

***NOTE - For the purpose of the story, you might want to start by reading the bottom (first post) and scroll up.





http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMW33512012-1web.jpg
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,540
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMW55...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMW550i335i2012-1web.jpg



Three months later, we have replaced our bimmers. But we still don't have a garage. That is a longer process that...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,540
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMWX6...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMWX6-1web.jpg


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMWX6-2web.jpg




Not until we pulled the X6 out did we finally notice that a...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,540
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/Garag...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/GarageCars-2web.jpg



Now with much of the garage debris cleared, we have a clear look at both bimmers. For a while I thought the X6 was going to...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,540
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMW55...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/BMW550i-2web.jpg


The 550i was crushed by one of the main giant branches. Body was flattened into the chasis. The door window sills were 4-6" lower...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,540
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/Garag...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/GarageCars-1small.jpg



Most of the tree removed after two weeks. We can now see the cars.

2011 550i on the left. 2010 X6 5.0 on the right.
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,540
Posted By mkword
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/TreeF...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/TreeFallRemoval-4web.jpg


A hundred foot crane was brought in to remove the tree. That process took several days, but it was two weeks before the all...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-24-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,540
Posted By mkword
Catastrophic Destruction of Two Bimmers / And Their Replacements

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/mkword/TreePan-2web.jpg




Nov 30th 2011. Massive windstorm (70mph sustained gusts) takes down a 100ft, 90 ton Torrey Pine that lands straight down our...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-23-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,766
Posted By mkword
I have to disagree. I've never seen a driver...

I have to disagree.

I've never seen a driver using a phone, handsfree or whatever, that didn't exhibit some amount of distraction.

We like to think we are all capable of handling these devices...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-21-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By mkword
I used to have an X6 5.0 and I tend to drive...

I used to have an X6 5.0 and I tend to drive fast, brake hard.

The brake dust was constant. The inside of the rims would get competely black in a couple of weeks.

I had an old Posrche guy...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,766
Posted By mkword
Personally, I hope none of these features become...

Personally, I hope none of these features become available.

People using communication technology in cars are dangerous drivers ... no matter how safe you think you are.

Even having bluetooth...
Forum: General BMW 03-21-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By mkword
You'll get the same problem with tires from...

You'll get the same problem with tires from Lexus.

In fact, with my SC430 I had FIVE tires replaced in 16 months.

And with these high performance run-flats that is a TON of money.

I didn't...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-21-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 90,601
Posted By mkword
Posting two photos because these were actually...

Posting two photos because these were actually taken on the same day of shooting, two different locations, from the same episode of Numb3rs.




...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,913
Posted By mkword
Join the club. I started off with a Canon Rebel,...

Join the club. I started off with a Canon Rebel, then went to the 20D, the 30D ... now I have a 50D and a 7D.

The lens issue was easier for me. I'm around professional photographers a lot. The...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-21-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By mkword
Thanks! When I have some time I'll post...

Thanks!


When I have some time I'll post some photos of the destroyed BMWs ... and their replacements.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-20-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,761
Posted By mkword
Go with the 550

I just received my second F10 550i. (First was crushed by a massive tree, along with my X6 5.0)

I had originally been drawn to BMW because of the 3 series. I had been hoping to get a larger...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-20-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By mkword
New member - recent convert to BMW

Hello fellow Bimmer lovers.

Just posting my first post to say hello.

I live in LA and was used to seeing SO many BMWs on the road I really grew to dislike them.

Then one day I was turning in...
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