I’ve never actually seen the movie Cars, but I’m none the less familiar with this character of a talking tow truck. It also helps having a little niece and nephew who can point it out to me.
I’m glad this thing didn’t actually sprout some buck teeth ,come to life and start talking to me as I was taking its picture…who know’s what I would have ended up with then…besides the need for a new pair of shorts! Too much?? :)
Now if this looks familiar, it should… as Serghei had just posted a picture the other day with this old truck in the background, and one which was featured in his WS. We had a fun time here at the Goldfield Ghost Town, there’s a lot of dilapidated subjects to keep one busy behind the lens.
I know there’s a handful out there that also seek out these old rust buckets, so hopefully it’s one you’ll enjoy.
Have a great weekend everybody. Git-R-Done!
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emka (106772) 2013-11-22 23:14
hello jason, I saw Serghei's photo and I am sure you had a great fun there. I would like to be there too :). it is a great gift for some people here who like rusty objects and abandoned cars.
My granddaughter was crazy about the movie Cars, knew all these characters and my son spent money on many gadgets. But now she prefers Angry Birds.
Wonderful shot. Have a great weekend!!
Warm regrads Malgo
ikeharel (78317) 2013-11-23 0:47
A nice tribute to an old tow-truck, now rust-in-peace and rest to pieces...
Its glorious days are over, yet I remember this model running until not long ago.
Fine outlines, colors and details included, headlights still shining lamps.
Enjoy your weekend,
Royaldevon (43407) 2013-11-23 1:27
Little details can so easily make a picture more appealing. In this case, the fact that the wheels are turned in gives a symbolic link with the viewers; it appears as if the now broken truck is attempting to connect with us!
A fine, detailed close up, with the image positioned diagonally across the frame adds, also, to the final appeal.
Glad you have a camera again.
Have a great w/e,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-23 3:05
that front tyre looks illegal to me ;-). Recognised this from Serghei's shot yesterday. Love these old wrecks and this is superb low POV that captures the character and detail of this one so perfectly. Yep! it does look like Mater. Your climate means that these wonderful old wrecks last so much longer, here it would have rusted and rotted away by so much more than it has in your desert heat. Excellent image!
Enjoy a great weekend - B.
Still warm in your part of he world then? Bleeding brass monkeys here already, although sunny today, but a frost last night. B.
PaulVDV (32641) 2013-11-23 5:35
Definitely a picture that Craig will love!
Excellent clear, sharp and colourful capture.
The front wheels that are turned make the composition more attractive.
Good inclusion of the little yellow flowers on the FG.
Best regards, Paul
Sergiom (88317) 2013-11-23 5:54
Effectivement, ce vieux camion ressemble beaucoup à une des vedettes du film si aimé de mes petits enfants. Je l'ai regardé en boucle toute une fin de semaine de garde. Ici le point de vue très bas lui donne de l'ampleur et aussi la vedette de la photo.
marabu61 (11279) 2013-11-23 6:17
This great old truck should make some people here on TE quite happy, including me, who really love this old and rusty things. There is a strange charm about them.
The truck seems to have kind of a face indeed, looking closely on it.
have a great weekend
serp2000 (45858) 2013-11-23 7:46
This is very familiar truck and very familiar point of view for me. Glad to read the public reaction ))) Good contribution to the old timers theme. TFS!
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-11-23 10:25
Splendid shot of the abandoned cars with nice light and great POV. I like the funny note too :) Beautiful scene well captured. I like a lot!
Have a nice Week-end my friend.
tyro (26142) 2013-11-23 12:10
Oh, I do like this one! Old wrecked cars and trucks make wonderful photographic material and you've caught this one in lovely light which makes it stand out perfectly against its background and which also illuminates all the contours of the rusted bodywork.
A well composed shot with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
lousat (97585) 2013-11-23 15:34
Hi Jason,original choice of point of view to made this nice face to face whit this old truck,a piece of industrial history of the last century in a beautiful perspective and whit the usual great details and colors.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-24 2:23
I don´t know how You,but for me these old cars seem to have a soul.Something,that the new,shining cars can only dream about:)Ok.I also have never seen the movie "Cars" and contrary to You I´m not familiar with its characters,but it doesn´t change th efact I love the scene!
Perfect POV and presentation and I think something we could use Photomatix:)
Well done my friend!
Have a nice sunday
mesutilgim (97484) 2013-11-24 8:09
Nice capture of this abandoned old truck !
He had for shure a hard life (it can be seen) but better times.
TFS and best regards
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2013-11-24 8:46
I do remember Sergheis post, and this vehicle looks a little more cared for, almost like it would start if you turned the key! It also has the most human looking nose I have ever seen on a truck, nostrils and everything! I am used to seeing expressions in vehicles, and this one looks surprised. Probably surprised that his nose is somehow above his eyes.
I have seen cars, and quite easily image this as a character. Then again, I have also Stephen Kings Christine, so perhaps Cars wouldn't be the worst. I'd rather him me his story than try to run over me!
Love this close angle that gives the truck real personality, and the tones of the rust. Cheers to the new week.
macjake (72555) 2013-11-24 10:36
awesome, you know I love these pieces of junk!
look how warped the hood is, and look at how the sun has totally damaged what's left of the paint, just goes to show how whether you're a human or a truck, don't stay out in the sun too long! haha
excellent choice with the pov too, up-front and centre (or a tad off centre like your shot here) is the best way to show the power and dominance of the truck.
cool shot in the heat-wave-looking-atmosphere.
Cricri (125878) 2013-11-27 5:12
Je n'ai pas vue le film, je pensais plutôt au genre de Mad Max, très différent et plus dur, ton film semble plus touchant, moins agressif :-)) faut dire que l'avant est assez surprenant, non cadrage et lumière parfaite,
Belle journée a toi
nikkitta (17068) 2013-11-28 17:15
Happy thanksgiven Day (or night) Jason!!!
Hope you and familly were happy toghether eating turkey
Must be fun be with another photographer in a place full of interesting subjects to take and compose photos
Agree with Ike now children prefer Angry Birds or...like me Candy Crash
Now not joke, like odl trucks and more when they are rusted
Really ppreciate the romantic touch of the flowers at the front
Enjoy Black friday and more Monday to buy some electronics, and so and so, memory cards, hard discs
Last year I was at NY at this time
Saludos y mis mejores deseos mi palido amigo
jemaflor (103133) 2013-11-29 23:48
Interesting angle to give a big Fg with this truck, light is very well managed in the shadow part, tfs
adores (46363) 2013-12-06 17:44
I can imagine the great time you spent there, a ghost town must have so much to discover! Very good pov here! The old truck is fantastic, with so many nice details.
mcmtanyel (29044) 2013-12-08 19:07
It may not have talked to you, but it did to me! It said, "Click on my thumbnail, you wanna see me!" I love vehicular photos and I have grown a special fondness for photos of rust buckets like this one.
ourania (51079) 2013-12-13 9:17
I like very much the way you used the tight frame, filling it with a strong perspective and lots of interest and making, at the same time, your subject look so comfortable in the limited space. Your point of view is excellent, you made the front wheel so important, even more than the "eyes", establishing a sense of dynamism and a contact with the viewer. I love the colours, the textures and the way the light surrounds the old truck. The shadows have kept the quality and we get a very clear view too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,