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Old 06-23-2013, 05:22 PM
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Pics from a trip over the Sierras in the X1 (Mineral Grey Metallic)

So I finally had a Saturday off, the weather was good and the X1 was full of gas. I grabbed a couple of cameras and headed for the Feather River Canyon. California Highway 70 runs over an alternate pass to Donner (I-80) that has pretty breathtaking scenery as it follows the Feather River. For any railroad geeks, they probably already know, but it is also the route of the famous California Zephyr. The last time I was on this road, it was on a VFR-800 and I remember having so much fun, that it was a natural to try out the new Bimmer on. While it's no M car or Z4, it holds its own on the twisties very well. I had a chance to drive pretty spritely for a few stretches I love this car!

Enjoy the pics!

20130622-AQ4E9035 by lennycarl08, on Flickr


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I highly recommend this road
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Pics from a trip over the Sierras in the X1 (Mineral Grey Metallic)

Looks nice, love how the sky looks in some of the pics
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X-Line looks fantastic in the gray, which gray is that ?
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X-Line looks fantastic in the gray, which gray is that ?
Well, the title of the thread might be a clue
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Marvelous pictures, car and scenery. Can you share info about your photography? Camera, settings, etc?
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Hadn't realized it, but Mineral Gray is almost the same shade as the gray bumpers - gives it a nice mono-chromatic look like the MSport.

Feather River, no?
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Marvelous pictures, car and scenery. Can you share info about your photography? Camera, settings, etc?
Thanks! Camera for these was a Canon 5d mk2 with a 24-105L lens. The settings vary by photo, but generally I was using 400 ISO (I was alo photographing trains, so I like to have it ready for relatily high shutter speeds), 5.6 aperture, and somewhere around 1/1000 on the shutter. Basically aperture priority at 5.6 with -1/3 exposure compensation. All shot in RAW and processed in lightroom and CS6.
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Hadn't realized it, but Mineral Gray is almost the same shade as the gray bumpers - gives it a nice mono-chromatic look like the MSport.

Feather River, no?
Yes, Feather River canyon
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Great pics! I really like the color and X-line trim, though I'll probably get the M-sport. I'm holding out for a manual transmission though. My 2006 X3 is only 7 years old with 47K miles on it. It's a six-speed manual and I love it. If the X1 came in manual, I would have been sorely tempted to replace it early. The overall X1 package is perfect for my needs. Thanks for the pics!

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Yes, Feather River canyon
Just now re-read the post's route description - guess I was too interested in the pics to read-for-comprehension the first time through! I managed to guess where it was from the bridge name "Storrie"... The Google Maps pics show enough detail to see exactly where you took the pic(s).
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Thanks! Camera for these was a Canon 5d mk2 with a 24-105L lens. The settings vary by photo, but generally I was using 400 ISO (I was alo photographing trains, so I like to have it ready for relatily high shutter speeds), 5.6 aperture, and somewhere around 1/1000 on the shutter. Basically aperture priority at 5.6 with -1/3 exposure compensation. All shot in RAW and processed in lightroom and CS6.
awesome pictures, care to share any of the trains?
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Great photos! Now I'm sold on the aluminum roof rails....
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These pics make me want to plan a weekend in Tahoe!
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not in the coupe

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Thanks everyone! It was a great drive, and fun to finally stretch the cars legs a bit!


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awesome pictures, care to share any of the trains?
Well since you asked


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I really never grew up from being fascinated with trains. I will save the rest for a more train related forum.

Again, if you are from the Bay Area or just visiting, this is a great alternative route to Tahoe or Reno. It takes longer, but if your in a Bimmer, isn't that the point?
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not in the coupe

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This time of year? Best time to take the coupe!
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P.S. Because of where we live, we come up the desert side of the Sierras, into Nevada, and come up the Nevada side.
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Thanks everyone! It was a great drive, and fun to finally stretch the cars legs a bit!




Well since you asked


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I really never grew up from being fascinated with trains. I will save the rest for a more train related forum.

Again, if you are from the Bay Area or just visiting, this is a great alternative route to Tahoe or Reno. It takes longer, but if your in a Bimmer, isn't that the point?
Those are beautiful shots, and I have a soft spot for powerful orange machines!
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I would LOVE to take the Boss up that road!
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Stop by Las vegas to burn some cash !!!
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That's a whole different trip. My daughter and her family live there!
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