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Best Wishes and Happy Holidays to all

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JPP, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. JPP

    JPP Active Member

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    I wanted to wish all of my TMC colleagues (and especially the moderators) a very happy and healthy holiday season and new year.

    The following 4 photos are digital proofs from our annual 'analog' holiday card (....yes, sent to Elon, Jerome, Franz, Gilbert, George et al):

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    BTW, credit goes to our well respected professional photographer Amanda Jones (Amanda Jones | Welcome) who has done our annual photo shoot for the past 6 years.
    Enjoy!
     
  2. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! All the best of the season to you and yours as well!
     
  3. augkuo

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    very cute!
     
  4. StephenM

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    Happy Holidays to all of the TMC family!
     
  5. MikeL

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    Very nice Jon! The MC Red looks extra festive! :biggrin:
     
  6. Raffy.Roma

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    The same. :smile:
     
  7. JPP

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    Gracie mille...
     
  8. CapitalistOppressor

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    +1 on wishing all of the folks here a happy holidays (moderators especially).
     
  9. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

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    Nice!
    Thanks.


    Some decent photoshop work, btw.
     
  10. JPP

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    Amanda Jones does photo sessions in studio around the USA year round. We usually see her in SF in the summer/fall, and sometimes do not have a theme or plan in mind. This year, after taking delivery of my MC red in May, I knew what the theme would be given the appropriate color of the new 'sleigh'. Since the prop (Model S) was kind of hard to bring into the studio, she agreed to fly out a day early and do the shoot at our house, in the garage. She comes fully equipped (2 Hasselblads with digital backs, flood and strobe lights, stands, cables, backdrops, MacBookPro with Aperture etc, SD cards, external hard drives, dog toys & treats, etc, etc.). We set up a studio in the garage and she spent about 2 hours, shooting about 300 photos, pausing every 20-30 to download photos and review quality, lighting, white balance, etc. We had a shot plan in mind, and had the props (e.g. the Tesla pin on Abby's bow, Tesla hats) all set. Abby is a pro and has done this for 6 years, so she is a willing and able subject. After the shoot, Amanda then reviews the photos, selecting about 200 good photos, and also selecting the 3 or 4 that she thinks will work best. We then go back and forth (lots of e-mail) on font/color/typeface, layout, graphics, text, etc. She did a bit more Photoshop work on the photos this year due to the background in the shots (garage wall and equipment). She also took our 'usual and customary' ornament in the lower right corner of the inside right page and Photoshopped the Tesla T onto it (from a close up shot of the front of the S). The back photo I took at delivery in Fremont (when you could still pick up your car indoors-when delivery volumes were low). I added the VIN as an 'inside joke' for the TM folks in case they wanted to check up on the sender. This is annual labor of love, and this year was a bit more of a production than in years past. Amanda however is a true professional and can see and execute the vision we have and create an 'old fashioned' folding card (still appreciated in this era of e-cards etc). There is a marketing phrase from a card company that says 'a card that's a gift' and that is our motto.

    FWIW, I know Jerome liked it (got an e-mail from him)--haven't heard if Elon got his yet....
     
  11. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Wow, it's worth visiting her site and taking in her portfolio.

    Outstanding work.

    And I'll bet it's not "work" to her.

    Thank you for sharing.

    And yes, to all those who've had to deal with Teslaitis and the symptomatic GRIN for the past year, a VERY MERRY [FILL IN YOUR HOLIDAY OF CHOICE] TO YOU! Bloody PC!!!

    To those whom I met at Teslive, have a pint!

    Cheers!
     
  13. Raffy.Roma

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    Grazie mille... so I am going to improve my English thanks to TMC and you are going to improve your Italian. It will be useful just in case you come to visit Italy. :smile:
     
  14. JPP

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    Oops..grazie again, Raffy.Roma.
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Alaska Gang - Audie, Jenny, Aurora, Borealis
    and yes, we are not in the land of ice & snow right now....
     
  16. StephenM

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    LOL!! Awesome pic AudubonB!!
    Nice huskies you got there :smile:
    They look strong enough to pull your MS if you ever ran out of juice...
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Yes, that was definitely a full frunk-al hijack of JPP's thread. Sorry!!!!!!
     
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    #18 GDH, Dec 12, 2013
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    Happy Holidays to you too!

    I got a parking spot for Christmas!

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  19. JPP

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    No hard feelings...as long as there are dogs to show off...:)
     
  20. Raffy.Roma

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    @AudubonB

    Very nice pic. Nice family. Also first time that I see the green Model S. Cool. :cool: I would like to wish Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Raffy :smile:
     

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