Leading Lines

© Laura E. Swan

Leading Lines

Ron McEwan September 08, 2010

I wonder what the price tag will be. I don't care how new they are I will always love my first car a 1956 Crown Victoria. #1306200

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 08, 2010

I know what you mean. That first car meant a lot. Mine was a VW bug!

My sisters 1963 Rambler was so much fun. You had to hit the dashboard to get the radio to work and pump the gas pedal real fast to get it to catch! HA! After that, it sure would take off!

Ron, I can't even imagine how much this would be. It sure was beautiful however.

-Laura :) #8889790

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 08, 2010

AWWWWWWWWWESOME image, Laura! I WANT one of these! LOL
:-) k #8889804

Jack R. Perry September 08, 2010

$476,336 #8889811

Julianne Bradford September 08, 2010

Half a mil will seem cheap someday :-) I remember when my x-husband and I bought a Shelby Cobra for 10K in the 60's when a house cost that much, now they are going for as much as this car. Great capture and presentation Laura! #8889923

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 09, 2010

Hi Kitty, Jack and Julianne!

Kitty...ME TOO!

Jack? Really? Is this the price tag?

Thank you guys. Fun to read your comments.

Wow Julianne! And YES. I sure remember when 10K was BIG MONEY!!! FOR SURE!

-Laura #8889993

Michelle Alton September 09, 2010

A beauty, to be sure! #8890067

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 09, 2010

Beautiful capture, Laura. #8890339

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 09, 2010

Outstanding tones, detail, clarity, pov, b/g & presentation here, Laura! Superb DDR also! WTG, my friend! #8890476

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 10, 2010

So cool, Laura! #8891979

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 10, 2010

Hi Michelle :) Thank you!


Thank you Leslie. Hi Paddy! Thanks very much!

Hi Barbara! Nice to see you! Thank you.

This was a really cool exhibit. They had future Caddy's and all sorts of things I wasn't a BPer back then and didn't think to get too many images.

NEXT TIME I WILL!!! Have great days, all.

-Laura #8892475

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 10, 2010

FANTASTIC pov and capture
I think I would like one! #8893181

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 10, 2010

Okay! I pushed the Magic(Kingdom) button and it has now been ordered for you! :D



Tammy Espino September 10, 2010

I could see me driving this down the Vegas strip!! :) Awesome car & shot! #8893402

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 11, 2010

COOL find my friend, BEAUTIFULLY done!! <>< #8895072

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 11, 2010

Me, too, Tammy! HA! FUN!


Thanks Nancy!!! :D All the cars they had there were super cool!

Nice to see you ladies!

-Laura #8895370

Irene Colling level-deluxe September 13, 2010

Outstanding capture Laura. I am particularily impressed with your exposure.

You skillfully utilized the showroom lighting to your best advantage. I particularily like your POV and the reflective highlights.

Very well done Laura. This photo is a winner in my eyes. #8897571

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 13, 2010

:) Thank you so very much, Irene!!! :D

I love Disney. Next time I will have my D90 with me! WATCH OUT EXHIBITS! HERE I COME!

-Laura #8898272

Neal D. Hatcher June 14, 2012

AWESOME #10179568

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic June 14, 2012

Wow, it is indeed a futuristic looking car, love the panoramic view for the driver. I wonder when they'd be able to fly. Great capture Laura, gotta have your camera all the time. #10179570

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 14, 2012

Hi Laura,Now that is a wonderful car of the future.Beautiful capture my friend.Sorry to hear about your winters,our summers are very long and hot here.Thanks for the info on lorna!!! #10179627

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe June 17, 2012

Very cool and futuristic design. I need to visit DL again. #10184367

Terry Cervi level-classic June 25, 2012

A very cool car and awesome shot, Laura!! Terrific work!! #10200243

Mary K. Robison June 27, 2012

Hey, Pom!
This would fit in really well with "The Jetsons" series.
FYI, "The show originally aired in the early '60's,...At the time of its debut, it was the first program ever to be broadcast in color on ABC-TV. " (Wikipedia)
Since the show was set in 2062, your cool car would be a classic by then --- Jay Leno would be itching to outbid anyone to own it!
Beautiful capture of this sleek machine. #10202058

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 27, 2012

Hi All! Thank you so much! I love reading your comments. :))) !!!

Rey, so true. I carry my pocket camera with me all the time and I have been so glad that I did!!! Time and time again!

Mare, you always make me smile so big. I love seeing Jays collection. It's huge!

Very interesting about the Jetsons. I was an avid watcher. I think that is when I decided to become a space traveler. :)))

I strongly recommend Disney World or Disney Land once a year to stay young inside!

Have a great day everyone! :D

-Laura #10202624

Julianne Bradford June 28, 2012

Now this is TECHNOLOGY!!! Great capture for mt!! #10204090

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 03, 2012

I want one NOW!! #10212801

Wm Nosal July 30, 2012

COOL, Laura!
Congratulations #10250644

Wm Nosal July 30, 2012

COOL, Laura!
Congratulations #10250645

Jill Odice level-classic July 30, 2012

Congrats #2 :-) #10250922

Michelle Alton July 30, 2012

Wow...this is an undisputed winner Laura...and I think I counted at LEAST two other finalists.

BIG congratulations! BIG!!! #10251021

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 30, 2012

Julianne, Emile, Wm, Jill and Michelle!

I am so thrilled! HA! I took this a long time ago too! :))) How about THEM bananas?!

My other two finalist are DDR work. I am so happy that nothing could wipe the smile off of my face today.
(Ugh. Just thought of my Daddy...I'll take that back!)

Anyway------- THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! Very exciting for me. I so much appreciate your support!

And Thank You BetterPhoto Judges for allowing this in the Finalists Circle! Vroom Vroom!

-Laura :D #10251096

Tammy Espino July 30, 2012

Congrats Looloo!! Sure you dad is smilng too :) Good luck next round,girl! #10251423

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 30, 2012

Thank you Tam-Tam. Big hugs to you. I needed to hear that about Dad, too. :))) #10251632

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 30, 2012

Such a cool finalist, Laura!! Hope to this one and all attached to gold!!! #10251716

Lydia Williams level-deluxe July 30, 2012

Wow, this is other awesome finalist...Happy, Happy for you Laura! One of my first cars was a vw bug too...Congratulations!!!! #10251931

Rona L. Schwarz July 30, 2012

WOW! How cool is this capture! Even without your usual digital magic, it has that unmistakable Laura stamp to it! Love the comp and the lines. Another reason to always have your camera with you...I still remember driving my mother's old Corvair...I loved that car. HUGE congratulations to you - you've had a great month! #10252001

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 30, 2012

fantastic finalist Lala, congratulations!!! #10252102

Kathy Salerni level-classic July 30, 2012

Huge congrats on your third wonderful Finalist, Laura! Best of luck in the next round! #10252117

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 30, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist, Laura. Good luck in he next round. #10253216

Ann Coates level-classic July 30, 2012

Congratulations on your awesome finalist Laura. #10253450

Debbie Bray July 31, 2012

Woohoo!! Big congratulations on THREE finalists, Laura Lou!! #10253931

Stephen Zacker July 31, 2012

You did Good! :-) Congratulations #10254072

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 31, 2012

Now how did I miss this one???
It certainly is one "wow" of a car and I know the judges loved it!

Congrats on all your finalist and hope they all get GOLD!

jo ann c. #10254081

Neal D. Hatcher July 31, 2012


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 31, 2012

on your very deserving FINALIST...

mmmmm, didn't I see this part in another chapter? #10254476

Stan Kwasniowski July 31, 2012

Laura, congratulations #10255749

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 31, 2012

CONGRATS once again, Laura! #10255884

Terry Cervi level-classic August 01, 2012

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Laura! Could have gone all the way in my opinion! #10257940

Renee Doyle level-classic August 01, 2012

Cool car and capture!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Laura!! #10258405

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 01, 2012

Thank You Everyone!!!

And a special Thanks to all other VW owners! HeeHee!!!

This Finalist was a real honor. So were your visits to it!!!

Have A Wonderful Day!!!

-Laura :D #10258623

David M. Montero August 06, 2012

Todays car are starting to look like this already. BTW, my first car was a 1952 Pontiac two door that blew sparks out of the exhaust going down the road. Didn't care, I was mobile. Congratulations on your Finalist selection Laura! #10264955

Christine Lobsinger level-classic August 09, 2012

HEY I almost missed this beauty of a Finalist Laura!
A big Congratulations to you my friend!
Excellent presentation!!!
Smiling Christine #10268984

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 09, 2012

You are so right, Dave, they are! Yes! I remember just being happy to have wheels, too! Dad bought my VW for 250.00 for my birthday. After that I cared for all the maintenance and upkeep. The motor blew about a year later. 800.00 for that and I learned fast how to change fuel filters and other things! :))) Spare wiper blades on board and carried a tool kit with clamps and clips for hoses, etc...HeeHee... NOTHING WAS GOING TO STOP ME!


Hi Sis! I took this photo years ago. I'd love to go back to MGM Florida and see if it is still there. Maybe there is some hover craft there now! HeeHee!

Have wonderful days, all of you! Heading to the Calgary Zoo right now I think. Can't wait to get into the butterfly hut. I will think of my Dad and Mom there.

-Lala :D #10269064

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


*This Is The Car of The Future*
This Beauty Lives At
MGM Disney World Florida.
I shot it with my HP PhotoSmart C812.

Had Some Fun With It In DDR This Past
While But Was Urged by A Bp'er
So, Here It Is.

* * *

TV 1/60, AV 2.6 ISO Auto

Exif: F Number: 2.6, ExposureTime: 1666/100000 seconds, Flash: fired., ISO: 100, FocalLength: 7.60 mm, Model: HP PhotoSmart C812 (V08.28)

Uploaded on September 08, 2010

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Laura E. Swan. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer. Contact photographer via gallery
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.