REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Friday, March 1, 2013

Rusty and Crusty...and Wonderful!

After I photographed the old red Ford pickup (previous post), I began looking for old vehicles.   I did well for about a year, but I've fizzled out recently.   I really enjoy editing the images heavily...with RadLab and Topaz Adjust.  The subjects of these images----5 different "vintage" vehicles.

Truly vintage car....used to stabilize the bank of a river.  


A surprise sitting alongside a narrow country lane in a remote area.







The grill of an old red truck parked in a field out in the country. 


Another truly vintage vehicle at the edge of a ghost town.




The Red Ford pickup



14 comments:

Nancy said...

You did a great job making rust look pretty amazing! Love the edits and the photos of this car. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Wow! Definitely some amazing finds!
There is so much character in these old truck, and you have captured it so beautifully.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The "surprise" sitting on an old narrow lane with the fog in the background is absolutely wonderful! I also love the one of just the grill. This is a great series and I'll bet super fun to edit. :)

TexWisGirl said...

nice job bringing out all the subtle shades of rust and ruin.

Jan said...

We share the same passion for rusty trucks and cars.....I LOVE all the various models you were able to capture! Just sitting there waiting for you to come by and immortalize them!
Here in my little town, there is an area of old abandoned trucks that I have photographed over the years. Each time I see them, there is something 'new' to see.
Thanks for sharing your collection. Maybe I need to get out in the farm areas soon while there is still snow on the ground to see what I can see, too!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautifully photographed and edited series!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so cool. ( :

Karen said...

A wonderful series of old beauties. Love your editing! My Dad always had an old truck for going to the landfill. He named them all 'Old Crusty'. One summer he drove me to my babysitting job every morning in the first 'Old Crusty'. It wouldn't go over 35 mph so we took the back roads. I loved those summer drives with my Dad. Thanks for sharing these great old trucks! xx

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

Thanks for sharing your collection - I love #4 but they are all amazing images!
Hugs

Candy C. said...

I love the shiny chrome still left on the surprise and the grill of the next one! :)

Barb Brookbank said...

Oh, wow! Each of these photos should be framed and hung on a wall!

Ida said...

Oh my gosh these are amazing. You have a good eye for spotting these old relics and and even better eye for editing them into works of art!

Jeanne said...

Great captures and processing on all of these.... I stopped by and decided to stay awhile. Will be following you and your lovely blog! Jeanne

Pierre BOYER said...

I love this serie..

Pierre