Monday, November 21, 2011

Free and Easy eDition

     This image was captured when I drove down a gravel road, to a home studio, to participate in a stained glass class. This "was" their backyard; they have since cleaned it up a bit and the cars are not sitting side-by-side. With the storage unit bringing up the rear - I found the vehicles fabulously textured to begin with. I have one photo that has a huge model car sitting on top of "stuff" inside between the front and back seats and makes a cool "window" shot. Love the old vehicles.

Three Oldies
[with KK WarmGrunge texture]


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40 comments:

Rohit Sareen said...

these would have been beauties in their days...and vintage today. though, sad to see them the way they are now :(

cheers,
My Third Eye

hannah said...

Hello Karen,

Just a bit of rust :-)

Actually, I much prefer seeing a car graveyard like this over those places where they crunch them. Those always make me sad.

This scene provided a beautiful picture. Hope the glass class worked out for you.

Nadege, said...

I love old cars like these, they make such wonderful subjects with their rusting bodies and vintage shapes.

Sue McB said...

Lovely old cars.....wish I could find a stash like that! Great shot and editing.

Light Trigger said...

awesome photo!

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Anki said...

OH, I like these old cars.

Ruth said...

A wonderful image, I love the old trucks and cars too! I hope you post the other great shot you mention too :)

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the combination of rich color and rust and grunge.

Jeanne said...

I love these old cars, and always stop for photos when I see them. really nice shot and processing! Have a great day!

Teresa said...

These cars look really great . . .I'm just glad they are in somebody elses backyard though :-) The texture you've chosen really brings out the rust but the composition in the first place is excellent . . .really great job, Teresa x

Bonnie said...

Oh, I would love to come upon a yard filled with cars like that. This is a wonderful shot Karen!!

johanna said...

i also have a *thing* for old rusty cars... what times they might have seen, whom did they travel around?... wonderful shot! thanks for sharing...

WortSchmid said...

Oh, this is great!
I adore these rusty cars, the grungy texture processing works so well with the colours of the cars. I really like it.
Love,
Alexandra

polkadotpeticoat said...

These are wonderful.....Momma you don't have to dress up you should try and come......

Angie said...

Karen, this is awesome! And Warm Grunge fits the images of these beautiful oldies soooo perfectly! Really perfectly. Love this. :)

Rosie said...

It's such an iconic shot Karen! I LOVE the atmosphere created by old rusty cars - great job!

Neringa said...

I love this capture, and the processing.

Pat said...

What a great photo op - I hope they DO NOT clear up the space anytime soon...

deborah said...

my favorite subject, old junk cars and/or trucks . . . just can never seem to find them! Great photo, great choice of texture.

Evelyn S. said...

There's obviously a color theme going here! It's easy to see what a rainy climate does to vehicles. ;-) Great point of view!

Cedar said...

They make for a fantastic image...such lovely colors and texture all on their own! Nice work!

Pat said...

I love the shades of red and blue in this photo! Wonderful image!

Sivinden said...

Cool picture! - nice textures.

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

The rusty vehicles are a GREAT find! Love them.

Connie Smiley said...

So cool!

Lynette said...

Love the grungy treatment and the color. Beautiful shot.

fotogran said...

Love these old beauties! The one in the foreground looks like our first car! Great shot and processing is erfect for the subject.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Very nice shot! Love old vehicles too!
Thanks for sharing. And thaks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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DebC said...

My husband would love those Willys wagons.
And I always love vintage vehicles!
This is great.
It's perfect that all the colors are so similar.

Amarie said...

The texture goes perfectly with these "oldies"!

Sharon said...

I love these old vehicles! Beautiful photo!

AJ said...

Love the vintage feeling and the angle!

Kathleen said...

I love the natural texture of these vintage cars, and you've done a wonderful job enhancing it with Kim's texture. Altogether fabulous!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful old cars and great texture work.

Pat Mark said...

Love old cars and trucks. I hope you had time to do lots and lots of shots.

PrairieJill said...

Great shot! As you said, great texture in the cars already, and I love your addition of Kim's texture.

camelia danielescu said...

Great picture ! Love it ! :)

Barb said...

What a fantastic find! excellent composition and gorgeous patina and textures!

Terri Morse said...

The placement of the cars was serendipitous! This is a classic shot. I love the patina and the rust. Hugs, Terri

Emma said...

those old ones, aren't they very lovable? :-)