Old is Gold : While passing down a Police Ground near Durgapur on a sultry afternoon,I could spot this pair of old condemned vehicles lying in the open and counting its last days before being sold out on auction as scraps.The blue sky and the fading colors of the body as well as the rust attracted me to take this shot.I dedicate this shot to Mackjake as some of his shots of old jalopies did influence me in capturing this shot of abandoned vehicles.
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snunney (106393) 2013-09-26 8:23
These derelict vehicles make for an interesting photographic study. The tight framing concentrates the attention on the subject. Good rendering of the colours and textures under a pleasant warm light.
mcmtanyel (28906) 2013-09-26 8:46
As they say in the flea market business, "Someone's trash is someone else's treasure." We can easily adapt the saying to photography: "Someone's trash is a photographer's treasure." Well seen and rendered.
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-09-26 10:53
Two old trucks to bring the prisoners in jail Farhat, they're out of order now. Police is not reliable in many countries because of corruption, I think in India in many places it's the case also. The light is remarkable, fine colors and excellent quality
A brillant picture, all the best
mesutilgim (97474) 2013-09-26 11:42
Wonderfull capture ! Nice cloudy sky as background for those abandoned busses. My opinion is that those could be easily exhibited in any Modern Arts gallery !
TFS and best regards
macjake (72427) 2013-09-26 11:53
awesome awesome awesome!
I love these old abandoned style vehicles just laying around!
you decided on a great subject my friend :)
and yes, the blue sky with the clouds helped out too.
any photos of the front? that would also be great, but perhaps the lighting is worse from that angle.
that blue bus is fantastic!
thanks for the dedication!!! and the map view too
Silvio1953 (152779) 2013-09-26 12:03
Ciao Farhat, lovely composition with fascinating old veichles, superb sky, splendid light, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
claudeD (41514) 2013-09-26 12:27
Very fine picture showing very good colors and perfect sharpness. I like the very good light managment.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
gervaso (16649) 2013-09-26 18:48
Beautiful details shown of the old vehicles, with excellent warm colors and sharpness! An excellent subject to the picture! Beautiful job!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-09-26 20:18
interesting to see the old rusty vehicles parked..nice contrast with the sky
Periko (6214) 2013-09-26 20:48
Interesting. It looks like an old scanned picture.
pajaran (65664) 2013-09-26 22:45
Lep pogled na stara vozila ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana stara vozila i detalji na karoseriji.
Ostala su stara vozila i secanje na vreme kada su bila lepa i nova.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
A nice view of the old cars ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice old cars shown and details on the body.
Others are old cars, and the memory of the time when they were beautiful and new.
Have a great day, all the best.
dkmurphys (64467) 2013-09-26 22:53
Attractive golden colors of those rusty machines. I like the idea and the result. Good catch.
kato (11630) 2013-09-26 22:56
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see two old/rusty jalopies on ground. These seem to be vehicles used for years at the police. It's also interesting in color contrast of the gold and the silver. Yje whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combinations.
ikeharel (78161) 2013-09-27 1:00
Funny how old junk-yards items can make a nice subject to photo - yet, managed well with the subject.
This pic. made me wonder how many unfortunate people transported by these two trucks...
Nice taken, idea well applied.
danos (103056) 2013-09-27 2:50
nice the view of the two old and abandon cars trucks in the fields.
The falling light on them make them more effective as we can see a lot of details.Excellent presentation with the clarity to be successful.
ChrisJ (117699) 2013-09-27 3:46
A well composed shot with the double angled old vehicles displaying both their lit backs and unlit right sides in shadow. Good sharpness and a superb warm cold color contrast between the yellow and blue. Aptly titled. I like the reversed diminishing linear perspective with converging lines coming towards the viewer rather than away from. Tfs!
Noel_Byrne (33584) 2013-09-27 4:27
Abandoned vehicles are such a cool subject, I think its the textures in the metal, as well as the fact that they have seen so much in their lives. Imagine the places these have been. A great presentation of them against that sky too, as you say, it creates a very nice almost 3D effect. Nicely done.
jacquest (19047) 2013-09-27 4:43
I like pictures of old vehicules and this one, with the police one is quite special. Lot's of stories they probably can tell. I like the colors and the blue sky.
clic (18472) 2013-09-27 8:12
Let's just say they can console each-other telling thier best feats on the roads in the olden time!
The compassionate clouds put on a rust cast, swayed by those "experienced" vehicles!
'Requiescant in pace'
fds (9569) 2013-09-27 8:56
caro farhat una bella immagine ben fatta di questi due relitti di vecchi camion e pulmann
i colori sono molto belli come del resto il cielo con le nuvole
pubblicherò una nuovo foto domenica prossima ciao caro amico
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-09-27 9:28
Now, these buses are really old. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. I like the colors. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (106222) 2013-09-27 11:17
Good frame and curious colors.
I like it.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-27 11:38
due vecchi automezzi abbandonato in un terreno potrebbero sembrare un soggetto banale, ma il particolare punto di ripresa ed una giusta evidenza di alcuni particolari, oltre ad una luce molto interessante ti hanno aiutato a comporre una bella foto che risulta assai gradevole.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
mohammad_H (10072) 2013-09-27 11:58
Beautiful and bright sky background clouds after a rain, eye-catching and spectacular, unmatched clarity and good quality, good job
Farhat, if the image with the name of an old, black and white, it was excellent and unsurpassed
Best wishes to you
ourania (51079) 2013-09-27 12:27
the colours made me skip a couple of your latest postings:) They are really attractive but also moody and this makes your photo very special. A fine and dynamic composition and the angle you chose for it is quite intriguing, as if trying to be discreet by hiding the front part that might "embarass" the two abandoned vehicles. In this way, you've added a sense of mystery. The textures and the shadows are superb and the sky brings in its own dramatic mood. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
williewhistler (16474) 2013-09-27 13:33
these old vehicles have seen better times,however they do still make a fine photograph with nice saturated colours and well defined details.
Kind regards Les.
zoomer (6) 2013-09-27 15:42
Hi,very good shot of those retired police vehicles.I am sure they had a tough life.All the best Wolf.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-09-28 1:27
hi Farhat, a nice shot with the abandoned cars. Nice idea. You showed the back portions of those cars. Do you have any from the opposite angle. Though I liked your composition with rich colours and good depth. Well done. Tfs.
mkamionka (39923) 2013-09-28 3:27
very well spotted these old damaged cars. They are very photogenic indeed. I would however keep the processing natural. You have achieved an interesting effect here but natural colors would be attractive enough, but it is of course the matter of personal preference,
adramad (49468) 2013-09-28 10:58
A beautiful composition with these two abandoned trucks, a good example of the ravages of time on rusty metals.
Magnificent range of colors.
Very good the high brightness of the picture, very good sharpness also.
Enjoy the weekend.
Cricri (125748) 2013-09-29 10:34
J'aime le rendu des couleurs et des détails de ces vieux véhicules qui attire le regard, bon cadrage, très belle présentation
Nicou (150892) 2013-09-30 1:43
quels vieux engins tout rouillé posé dans ce champs les couleurs la rouille qui ressot quelle compo.
Bravo et amitié
delpeoples (59772) 2013-09-30 9:07
Namaskar dear Farhat
Excellent title to your photo. I love the rich colours and textures created by the rust. The subject is very interesting and characteristic. Superb shot, congratulations.
mjw364 (1466) 2013-10-02 2:22
Old is gold indeed! the nice warm colour temperature give these old vans a golden tint and add to the feeling of rust. Well spotted.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-10-04 22:35
love it my friend!
Old,devastated and rusty,but so beautiful and picturesque for photography.
You captured the scene perfectly and were able to bring out the whole beauty of these old vehicles.
Have a nice weekend
avigur_11 (22107) 2013-10-04 23:59
Excellent shot, Fahrat. The rust produces great colors and textures with the strong sunlight. The old Police vehicle looks similar to those from Southern India, with one differnce - in this pictures the holes in the windows's metal screen are rectangular, and in the South they are round..Starnge.
jcpix (13948) 2013-10-06 18:43
Love the title, it's the perfect fit for this image, as well as the sentiment for these types of subjects. I've come to search these out more and more often these days... the old, rusted out and weathered vehicles have such incredible character appeal and offer a lot of texture and color to be had. If only they could speak, I'm sure they have a lot of stories to tell...and are dying for the attention from being lost and forgotten!? :) A nice combination of these two, and set under the blue sky is a colorful delight. Enjoy the day ahead.
pierrefonds (71037) 2013-10-09 4:33
The tight frame is putting the vehicules in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the truck and of the old bus. The light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-10 7:20
Great capture of these two old police trucks. The colours and lighting are truly amazing. Good POV showing the most interesting side and back of the truck. I wonder how many people passed through the door of this truck during its useful working life.
Hansaphotos (8685) 2013-10-10 13:04
This is an excellent shot of these two abandoned vehicles. I like the angle you have chosen for the scene. Fine light and splendid rusty details. Very nice indeed! Thanks.
Best regards, Erling
serp2000 (45828) 2013-11-06 22:16
Good title and outstanding composition. Good contribution to the theme of the abandoned rusty vehicles. Here is very popular photos of the old cars. Well done.
Angshu (56760) 2013-11-19 2:07
Durgapur is where I grew up...so will always have an affection towards the place...
I have heard the twonship where we grew up in is degenerated beyond recognition...I can equate the state with the vehicles in this shot!
Nice light you got here
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17179)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-25
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-26 8:12