This is a follow-on image from the Old Chevy that I posted previously. It was taken in the same junk yard somewhere off the road between West Yellowstone and Bozeman, Montana. A small group of us (on a photographic tour of Yellowstone) spent a very happy hour taking photographs with the yard owners permission.
I have no idea what make of car this particular one is and I challenge anyone to name it! Perhaps Tyro will have a a go.
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batalay (32858) 2013-02-16 3:29
Yes, I think this car has seen a better day. The door knob suggests that the car was produced in the 1940s... in Detroit. Bozman, isn't that home to the University of Montana?
timecapturer (30300) 2013-02-16 3:54
a shot full of wonderful decaying textures and rustic charm. Strange how we can find old deserted and worn out relics of man's industry so attractive and photogenic. But it works every time. This is proof of that. A delightful shot.
Enjoy your weekend - regards Brian.
CLODO (24726) 2013-02-16 5:19
your post makes me think of "Bagdad café", a movie taken in a petrol station in the middle of nowhere.
Sergiom (39184) 2013-02-16 5:40
Un petit autoportrait très stylisé. Le miroir a beaucoup vieilli et est brisé à plusieurs endroits comme pour porter des siècles de malchance.J'aime toujours la texture de la rouille en photo.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2013-02-16 6:29
Ciao Ann, lovely details of fashinating old car, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (31794) 2013-02-16 6:47
The two windows on the other side of the car give an impression of two eyesin this "face". They also reveal other parts of this interesting junkyard. The rust adds a nice colour.
tyro (13065) 2013-02-16 14:04
As soon as I saw the title of this picture, I thought I would be looking at some snapshot of myself which you might have captured during one of our meetings after I had consumed too much beer. But, no, it's your obsession with rust again! In fact, just for you, I've just now uploaded a picture of more rust - you will recognise the place instantly too!
Of course, I haven't a clue what make of car this is - some American sedan probably from the 1950s I should guess. It looks like something has had a good meal out of the seat coverings - only the kapok stuffing of the seats seems to be left.
Your picture is well composed, the cracked door window making a fine frame and we can also discern a further view across the breaker's yard through the windows on the other side of the car.
Good lighting, lovely colours, excellent depth of field and good sharpness and detail.
krzychu30 (8849) 2013-02-16 14:17
old,devastated and certainly seen better days...but I think it´s exactly what makes it so attractive and charming(Route 66 comes to my mind watching this picture-also old,but still very popular by tourists).I like your tight frame here with so lovely reflections.
You captured it perfectly.
Nicou (97637) 2013-02-16 22:26
avec le reflet dans la vitre quelle compo de cette toute vielle voiture, avec la rouille ces tons chauds on voit le volant superbe.
Bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (26215) 2013-02-17 4:53
A visibly weather-beaten yank iron waiting to be smelted, .great you find something special there. Love the detail highlighted and the well matured rustic qualities which really brought out the dark colouring .Indeed it's well defined and attention to closeness make it very pronounced, a hidden beauty can only be seen by keen eyes! Well done, congrats.
emka (58110) 2013-02-17 23:49
Hi, I have just won dered why rust and riuns seem so attractive for photos. Also Tyro showed a rusty monster, the memory from our visit in Threkeld. Nice shot from this car cememtery. In the States (and also in Namibia), there are many such old cars in different places. Good opportunity for photographers.
dkmurphys (36759) 2013-02-18 1:20
Very fine catch to illustrate your idea. I like the POV and the attractive rusty texture. Well seen.
delpeoples (44904) 2013-02-21 4:23
Hello dear Ann
hehehe great title, fitting for both the photo and for some of us critiquers :) I like the tight framing here and the strong saturation which has brought out the textures and rust superbly. Sorry can't help with what the car is, and if Tyro doesn't know, I don't like your chances of finding out. But maybe there are some American car experts out there.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
willperrett (2955) 2013-02-24 11:14
Nice title for an excellent photograph. I don't know why abandoned vehicles make such popular, and good, subjects for photography. The equivalent of a smart modern car just wouldn't have the same impact.
Baudelaire said, "everything that the big city threw away, everthing it lost, everything it despised, everything it crushed underfoot, he (the artist) catalogues and collects... He sorts things out and makes a wise choice, he collects, like a miser guarding a treasure, the refuse which will assume the shape of useful or gratifying objects..."
Or Susan Sontag: "(The photographer's) acuity was directed to finding beautiful what other people found ugly or without interest and relevance - bric-a-brac, naive or pop objects, urban debris. Photographic seeing meant an aptitude for discovering beauty in what everybody sees but neglects as too ordinary. Photographers were supposed to do more than just see the world as it is... they were to create interest by new visual decisions."
I expect they're right!
fabbs99 (5407) 2013-02-25 17:29
Superb shot Ann,
Perfect sharpness and clarity.
The light and details are very good.
Great colors and POV.
All the best for a great day