Abandoned in the middle of nowhere. Let's face it, Tibbuburra is the middle of nowhere - a long way Back o' Bourke - I was impressed that a Beetle could have got there, as it's about 200 km from the nearest tarmac (or it was then). But someone had loved it enough to paint a bunch of emus on it, which gave it a jaunty quirkiness that appealed to me.
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elkab (4951) 2011-11-06 12:37
Very moody panoramic scene with amazing composition. Fantastic sharpness of the car contrasting with other little blurred details. Super light and colors management.
leo61 (0) 2011-11-06 12:40
You choosed a good angel and nice low POV.The tree works very well for this good composition.I like to the contrast between the white and rust with this nice sky.
Gmont (0) 2011-11-07 11:52
Belle découverte, et très bien mise en valeur.
L'angle donne l'impression que la Beetle va repartir.
nagual2 (1452) 2011-11-07 15:11
Great picture.,it has a soul.
wolf38 (31284) 2011-11-07 22:07
Hi Will. I like the old and rusted cars in the wild. They are like a monument. But they are also a morbid piece of art. The photo pleases me very well. Rgds wolfgang.
bayno (18344) 2011-11-18 22:14
Hi Will, I visited your website, congratulations for your gallery and your travels, I really like this picture, excellent framing and beautiful contrasts between the colors, well we know that the legendary Beetle reaches everywere, there is nothing electronic, only mechanical, and with only a screwdriver and pliers are easy to repair, attractive designs of the Emus, the picture there is some noise, but perhaps it is expressly desired, give that aspect a little Decò, i propose a WS, i hope that you do not mind, I'm sorry if I have dwelt, have a good day, Valter
finlay (1549) 2012-01-15 2:28
Great capture of a truly iconic car. Excellent pov positioning the VW at a nice angle. The single tree on the right balances the composition. The rusty patches add texture. Very sharp and clear.
steph (470) 2012-06-02 5:10
Simple subject but interesting and probably very difficult to find. I like the colors, the composition and this beetle is so lovely painted. Well done
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2012-09-13 6:42
A unique and wonderful find, especially as you say, so far from a road! On the thumbnail, I instantly thought of Herbie, and how after so many years in the movies, he has finally got to retire somewhere sunny. The car looks briliant against the vibrant sky.
thebest (4276) 2012-09-16 6:36
You have some excellent images - I do love the old & rustic - so I have singled out this image of yours... this car is not so old as you have said '' abandoned '' its rusty patina against the Australian blue sky is great.
Well done on a really excellent shot.
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (7798)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1993-10-00
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon AE 1
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Australia, Volkswagen Beetle..., Old Aussie abandoned Vehicles, Transports of Delight [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-06 2:32
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