A-Z Archive: M Challenge

From My Archive I Choose…

M is for Mercedes-Benz

A long standing and well respected marque in the automotive industry…

Merc in Sun

Mercedes-Benz with Rain

Why not have a go at the A-Z Archive Challenge yourself!



  1. thirdhandart says:

    Great entry and gorgeous photos Martin! Love how the Mercedes-Benz hood ornaments are acting almost like sundials.

    • Thanks Theresa – a sort of mini project I did a couple of years back photographing Merc bonnets and grills in different lighting conditions.

  2. both wonderful shots, but the raindrops one is just gorgeous, well done martin πŸ™‚

  3. Ah yes, that very familiar symbol! Great entry! And I especially like the one with the raindrops.

  4. Mercedes-Benz are one of the great car in our industry. I like the first Picture. πŸ™‚

  5. Great shots. πŸ™‚ You have captured the reflection in the first one & the raindrops in the second one so beautifully.

  6. I’m with Christine . . . the one with the raindrops is stellar.

  7. let me play Janis Joplin’s song from the MERCEDES BENZ for you (vocals by my daughter):

    • Thanks for the song frizztext – very good πŸ™‚ Can’t afford a Merc myself – think I’ll stick with the old Peugeot for a while yet.

    • Appropriate response for the post, Fritz … the song brings back old memories of Janis Joplin. Your daughter did a great job with the vocals, and you did as well on your guitar.

  8. Very, very cool, Martin…
    I bet Mercedes-Benz would love to have these…
    they would work as covers for literature… or print ads… pretty much any kind of ad, really!

    • They’re welcome to use them as long as they pay me πŸ™‚ It’s amazing what you can do with some ordinary daylight, weather, and steady hands. I wonder how much they pay their Industrial Photographers to produce the same type of shots in a studio?

      • Good question, Martin!
        Maybe you should send them some low-res comps… and a bill! Don’t be shy with all the zero’s now!

      • LoL – Perhaps not… A friend of mine is working his way up in professional photography – specialising presently in sports. He’s now working for an agency and that means that all the shots he takes at a match where he was working for the agency are not his to use or publish. Add to that the ‘bitchiness’ about which photographer stands where on the touchline (there is a very serious pecking order) and I think I’ll maintain my amateur status Bob πŸ˜‰

  9. The contrast between your photos is marvelous, as it is in the individual photos … I love the raindrops in your second shot! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Marcy – Do the Orples play with raindrops…? An idea for you perhaps? πŸ™‚

      • The Orples are opened to suggestions, seeing how EVERYTHING is new too them. Olivia is adventurous, whereas, Oscar, is more apt to just hangout and follow Olivia’s lead … which may be to who knows where? My second book includes a rainy day, now that you mention it. Thanks for asking.

  10. I have always believed that those things on the bonnets of Mercs are sights for lining up slow moving pedestrians.

  11. The Logo of one of the best in the world Nice post Martin πŸ™‚

  12. Total classic! I drive an ancient, beloved Merc. Nothing in the world like them.

  13. Loved the second click!!!!

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