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Monday, September 19, 2011

If you are gonna build a time machine...

Today's photo is yet another example of my geeky/pop culture collection taken through the 100mm macro lens. I think just about everyone knows where this is from, but in case you don't, it is the DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy. Doc Brown built a time machine (with plutonium stolen from the Libyans!!) into a DeLorean (One of the famous lines from the films is Doc's quote: "If you are gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?"), and the movies revolve around trips to the years 1955, 1985, 2015, 1985, 1885, and 1985.

I really didn't do anything special for this shot at all, it is just a set of -2,0, and +2 in-camera brackets. I did not use any special lighting methods either, just made the DeLorean pop a bit from the background during post processing. The one modification that I did make was Photoshopping the DMC logo onto the grille, as the one that I own (which can be purchased from does not have the logo on the grille at all.

Back to the Future!

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  1. Awesome Brian! I actually saw a DeLorean this past weekend, first one in a long time.

  2. Oh wow! It's been about two years since I saw one down here (stopped at a light, not at a show/convention or anything like that).

    Some day I will own either a DeLorean or original K.I.T.T., probably right after I win the lottery though! Thanks for the comment!

  3. I really need a time machine! Those DeLorean's were really really cool in their time. This is a great shot, my friend, I enjoyed it a lot!