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Since I unwittingly erased a good portion of my pictures from Goldfield Ghost Town, it’s time to finish off this series…for now.

Not as bright and shiny as the Corvette from a while back, but this old fire truck had just as much appeal. Unfortunately the “weather monster” (nod to Noel:)) was starting to take over the skies and eliminated all of the warm light and color that was had only a few pictures before, leaving somewhat of a dull cast over the ghost town…and fitting I suppose, but it would have been nice to have for effect. You can still see though how the exposure to the sun has caused some oxidation with the paint on the front end.

Anyway, out of my control and besides the point here…the deeper red color was enough to make up for the difference in light, especially set against the rustic side of the building and wooden fence where it was parked to rest. The license plate was actually broken into two pieces and was hanging on for dear life, I had to put it back together for the shot.

Now for the reasoning behind the title. This particular composition required a bit of a stretch to achieve, based on height anyway. It wasn’t close enough to the ground where I could kneel down, nor was it high enough to stand up comfortably in order to look through the viewfinder. I’ve included a WS picture that my sister took of me looking the fool trying to take this picture that best tells the story. Oh, the positions we put ourselves in sometimes are not the most flattering….but, it got the job done. Please keep the laughter to a minimum! :)

Thanks for taking a look.


Special thanks to Krzysztof (krzychu30) for helping apply some of the final touches. With a very busy schedule for the next 10 – 12 days, I will most likely be slow in responding or writing comments. My apologies in advance.

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  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1564 W: 2 N: 3028] (11478)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-07-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/20.0, 1/4 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-09-19 3:55
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Points: 50
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