The Airstream caravan, or more correctly "trailer" is one of those iconically American objects, as American as apple pie, waffles and Cadillacs. This ageing piece of Americana was situated almost in the shadow of the Forth Railway bridge at South Queensferry. How it came to be there I couldn't say but though old and a little patched and battered it appears to be still in use.
I was in the area to try and capture a sunset featuring the Forth Railway bridge and once I've had chance to sort through the images I'll be posting a representative on here. It was a beautiful calm evening and I watched the sun dip majestically into the West scattering beautiful colours over the bridge and the surrounding countryside.
I like this picture for the way in which the polished aluminium shell of the Airstream catches the reflections of the setting sun.
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crhieatt (5347) 2008-09-06 2:23
Very effective against this dark background - I guess you metered off the highlights to achieve this. Good result - one which somewhat transcends the subject matter in my view.
Keitht (1310) 2008-09-06 6:55
I wish I could explain what fascinates me about this image, but to be honest I'm not completely sure.
It is an iconic piece of Americana, with wonderful lighting on it and great composition as well. It's an image that somehow is greater than its parts if you understand what I mean.
Maybe no explanation is required and for once "Great shot" would suffice.
P.S. I hadn't read the comments by Chris until I was about to post this. We clearly have similar thoughts on it.
foibles3 (1399) 2008-09-06 8:05
Wow! Incredible image. The timing of the photo capturing the light is very powerful. The flowers, rust, and dark background all make this a terrific shot.
wisat (432) 2008-09-07 10:54
Like the way you reflect the sunshine on the caravan. The picture is beautiful and the note is helpful to understand the context.
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-22 8:29
you did deal good with lights...airstream and sunset fit!
- Copyright: martin hardy (Rumblestripe) (306)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-04
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Sony Alpha 100 (DSLR-A100), Sony 18-70 f:3.5-5.6, 55 mm uv filter
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-06 2:20