REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Old and Rusty...and Beautiful

Lately, I've become enamored with old abandoned cars and trucks.  I especially like to edit my photos with Topaz Adjust's HDR option.   This is my choice for Madge's Weekly Top Shot.   This old car was sitting under some pine trees beside a little road leading into a nearly abandoned NE Oregon settlement that was thriving 100 years ago.

Also linking with Color Carnival this week

25 comments:

drwetzel said...

Nice capture of this old and abandoned car.


He one I captured of an abandoned windmill.

http://davidrwetzelphotography.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/18/

Kay said...

Very nice! I always wonder what kinds of stories abandoned vehicles and places might tell. We're only left with the artistry of age. . .

TexWisGirl said...

a great shot of a great subject. :)

Betty Roan said...

I find myself drawn to old rusty vehicles myself. This one is very nice. Like the composition and treatment.

hamilton said...

this one has some wonderful rust, which shows up well with your post processing.

Ruth said...

A great end result Evelyn, I love old rusty things too, gorgeous :)

Michelle said...

A wonderful photo. Old and rusty is a favorite photography subject of mine.

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Rusty old jalopies make great subjects. Well done :).
Stay inspired!

Candy C. said...

Great old car and I love the edit!
There are a couple out in the cow pasture that I need to go photograph next week...

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful rust! A favorite photo subject of mine... excellent job!

Maria Gagliano said...

Love the editing! This looks great. Great colors.
Please feel free to play along in Color Carnival where you show your colorful photos: http://www.mariasspace.com/2012/04/color-carnival-show-your-colors.html

Ms. Becky said...

wow, do I love this photo. everything about it. wonderful texture, color, the framing of the branches above the truck. you did an excellent job. I'd hang this one on my wall. that rust is beautiful. happy day to you Evelyn.

bailey-road.com said...

The poor old abandoned car at least has gotten some loving treatment form you. This is beautifully composed and edited!

Madge Bloom said...

love.Love.LOVE this shot! Thank you Evelyn for sharing on Weekly top Shot...

Nancy Claeys said...

I love those old trucks -- they were massive. Great editing on this, Evelyn. :) Have a great week.

missing moments said...

I always loves your hdr shots! This one is awesome!

Angie said...

Evelyn, this is an amazing photograph! And I love your Topaz processing - its simply beautiful! When we took our road trip last summer, we happened across many an old, rusty, out in a field someplace truck/s, similar to this one you've photographed, and I stopped to take photos of them all! So fun! Love yours so much. :) xo

bj said...

You did an awesome job in your editing of this great shot.

Laura said...

Love your editing! Its amazing how something abandoned can be so beautiful.

Rose said...

Love the picture it is so interesting I want to put it on my wall. I found you on Weekly Top Shot. I'm now a new follower on GFC. I want to invite you to come visit my blog. I have a Photo challenge and I would love it if you came and entered. @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/03/picture-is-worth-thousand-words-photo.html
I hope you come check it out.
PS I also host a weekly party. The Sunday Round Up you can come share anything you like. http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
Thanks
Rose

Daniel LaFrance said...

A lot of character of years sitting in that very spot. If only it could talk, but the next best thing is your image... it says a lot.

lisa said...

Wow, is this beautiful!!!
Love the composition and the wonderful color.

Veronica said...

WOW...I LOVE IT!!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Fantastic! =)

Tito Eric said...

Wonderful! I feel light hearted viewing your photograph of this colorful abandoned car.