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Old 02-06-14, 03:51 AM   #1
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Default Snowbeast has found her home...

...in the snow!

Ok, it's not a real snow storm and it doesn't pop as much as USB in an Ice Storm and I'm not really one to start threads for myself.

But I'm such a horrible photographer that I actually felt like I took some pics worth sharing ...well outside of the main pic thread. Besides all the other colors have their own thread, white needs some love too, yes?

Except for the first two pics, these are bigger than the standard 900px size I normally go with. If this was a stupid idea to create my own thread ...or if you actually enjoyed this lemme know.


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Old 02-06-14, 03:58 AM   #2
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Including a couple extra pics to complete the mood. The one pic you may be wondering why I included but the snowboarder in me wanted to see the mountains up close.


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Old 02-06-14, 07:46 AM   #3
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Wow...nice pics...thanks...I am thinking about getting a 2014 IS350 F Sport soon and I can't decide between the ultra white and the silver....any advice would be appreciated
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Old 02-06-14, 08:36 AM   #4
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1) Silver Blends into the crowd, White stands out
2) Silver hides brake pad dust, white highlights the dust
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Nice pics! What did you use to take them?
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Old 02-06-14, 08:53 AM   #6
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Slust, appreciate the reference to my USB.

Snowbeast is so appropriate. Especially with the last two pics with dawn kicking in and the clouds hovering afar, your car looks ready, waiting to feast on its prey and of course they're all in hiding.

To MCSCOTT, I spent countless sleepless nights debating on color between U White, Obsidian, and USB. From other members' posts, U White appears to be of higher maintenance as it holds on to stains (like from armorall on the tires) more stubbornly than other colors, but it does pop more than silver. I was torn like you and I even opened some threads on color opinions and a poll. My advice, if you're torn, flip a coin because at the end of the day, the car's sleek lines is what makes the car smoking.
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LOL Slust. Can't believe you actually stood out in the storm/rain/snow to take the pic
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Wow...nice pics...thanks...I am thinking about getting a 2014 IS350 F Sport soon and I can't decide between the ultra white and the silver....any advice would be appreciated
Thanks. To be honest with you I had not even considered white until I saw it with the Red & Black interior. It's very striking to see dark tinted windows with that LED white paint and then opening the door to see the Red and Black interior pop out at you. I'm a jean and t-shirt guy so matching colors isn't my strong suit but something about my whole car being Red, Black and White is pretty nice.

The white isn't popping out in these photos because these are low light scenarios. My friends were able to pick out which car was mine (without even knowing what I bought) from across the street and 6 parking rows deep, that is how much the White stands out.

It does get pretty dirty though, especially after this "snowstorm". The worst part about white is the black grime it picks off from the streets at the bottom of the car and the rear fender applique that seems impossible to clean on the edge. Though since those have been problem areas on my previous cars I am leaving that protective applique.

I cannot speak too much to the silver but I will say I like this silver compared to most other silvers. I think it is the classiest looking color for the IS. Gives a more luxurious look while I think Black, Blue and White look the most sporty. If Atomic Silver was available in the US for the F-Sport trim and I could get the Atomic with Rioja interior I would prefer that. That said, despite normally hating white cars I can't imagine picking anything else. Like CorradoMR2, I started a thread asking for advice too.


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Nice pics! What did you use to take them?
Thanks! Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 ...aka Easy[Mode] ha ha hah


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Slust, appreciate the reference to my USB.

Snowbeast is so appropriate. Especially with the last two pics with dawn kicking in and the clouds hovering afar, your car looks ready, waiting to feast on its prey and of course they're all in hiding.
lol thanks! Almost didn't include the last pic, but something about it drew me in.

And I definitely agree with you, no matter what color you pick this car looks good. Still jealous you guys get Atomic Silver and Ultra Sonic blue F-Sports tho! I haven't even seen a 3IS in Ultra Sonic Blue in person so I love your photos when ever you post them.


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LOL Slust. Can't believe you actually stood out in the storm/rain/snow to take the pic
ha ha hah That is how you know I love my car! Try getting me to do that for something else. I was honestly expecting to see this response and wondered how soon it would take for someone to say that so thanks for not disappointing!

Though that picture is actually one of my favorites and will probably be the one I show friends on which car I bought so I do regret not manning up and making sure I took a better picture.

Though I'm not the first. If you haven't seen this one, check this photo out from BOBFSPORT, it looks like it should be on a Christmas card => Photo.
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ha ha hah That is how you know I love my car! Try getting me to do that for something else. I was honestly expecting to see this response and wondered how soon it would take for someone to say that so thanks for not disappointing!

Though that picture is actually one of my favorites and will probably be the one I show friends on which car I bought so I do regret not manning up and making sure I took a better picture.

Though I'm not the first. If you haven't seen this one, check this photo out from BOBFSPORT, it looks like it should be on a Christmas card => Photo.
I completely agree with you!!!! and they are nice pics btw. I would do the same in any weather if there was a nice backdrop. yeah i've see that pic of BOBFSPORT's. Did you see the one posted by another member recently..well i think it was his friend;s car in Russia.. that thing has snow up mid way of the car!
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So my friend will probably be annoyed with me posting the first couple pics since I was at my friend's place but whatever I made sure not to capture the house number (hence, the weird angle). The sky was lit up so had to snap some pics. Also had to snag a pic before leaving the next day. Figured I might as well post the pics here since the first pic isn't car related so posting in the main pic thread seemed a bit wrong.


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I completely agree with you!!!! and they are nice pics btw. I would do the same in any weather if there was a nice backdrop. yeah i've see that pic of BOBFSPORT's. Did you see the one posted by another member recently..well i think it was his friend;s car in Russia.. that thing has snow up mid way of the car!
Ya the Russian one that just had the headlights peeking over a mound of snow? That was pretty damn sweet. Lexusfsport posted some with some crazy amounts of snow.



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I am in love with the pictures in this thread!
OP please turn this into your personal photo gallery thread and keep taking sick shots lol.
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I am in love with the pictures in this thread!
OP please turn this into your personal photo gallery thread and keep taking sick shots lol.
There has only been half a dozen or so that commented here, I don't think the forum wants me turning this into a photo album but lol thanks for the compliment. The previous post of mine was already pushing the limits of turning this into a photo album, I already feel guilty about it.
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There has only been half a dozen or so that commented here, I don't think the forum wants me turning this into a photo album but lol thanks for the compliment. The previous post of mine was already pushing the limits of turning this into a photo album, I already feel guilty about it.
Who cares.. This is your thread do you!!!
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^ lol ok, just for you than. Love the way the White absorbs the colors in the first pic.


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