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Recycling energy in a Hybrid car
Recycling energy in a Hybrid car

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Green* II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Wellington NZ
Date: Apr 26, 2009
Aperture: F9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6sec
Galleries: Transportation, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2009

Night drive in a Toyota Prius with screen detail showing energy regeneration and fuel economy graph.

The screen shows the fuel economy and the amount of energy recycled for the trip)

(This is a NZ-model Prius, the graph shows litres per 100 km. So smaller is better (OPPOSITE to the US model which shows MPG).
You'll also probably notice that the steering wheel is on the wrong side too (-:

Tripod set up with one leg on passenger seat and the other two legs firmly wedged in the footwell. I did this shoot alone which meant I had the camera on Manual and with the timer option, so I could return my shutter-hand to the steering wheel before the shot fired!

This was the best of several attempts at different locations and exposures.

I'd actually meant to include a shot like this in the "What's Wrong" challenge, except viewed from a higher viewpoint and during the day. I was going to drive on the wrong side of the road and the viewer had to guess if my car had the wheel on the wrong side or I was driving on the wrong side. In the end I ran out of time and didn't enter the challenge. So I just recycled the idea, with a slight modification, for this week's challenge.

Place: 23 out of 65
Avg (all users): 5.7040
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 5.6985
Views since voting: 789
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 223
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2009 11:46:55 AM
I love it!
05/01/2009 03:59:06 PM
nice car, i will have one of them one day,
04/30/2009 05:04:41 PM
Vivid, funky, different.
04/29/2009 09:17:02 PM
I love this shot. Very creative, I just hope speed voters don't pass it by. Great shot!
04/29/2009 07:42:43 PM
Neat. What kind of car is this?
04/29/2009 09:15:42 AM
Your steering wheel is on the wrong side! It is interesting to see a Prius made the opposite way mine is done :)

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