Junkyard treasure – A shot of the interior of a classic car through the missing back window. The patterns and colors of the windows with years worth of grime and miscellaneous paint spatter just seemed to say “look at me” so I did.
This was one of the interesting sights that I had available when visiting Old Car City with the Roswell Photographic Society over the weekend. We were there for a workshop on night photography and painting with light. Since we arrived before sunset, I decided to walk around and take a few shots.
Old Car City is always a place full of automotive history with lots of detail and wonderful, rusty decay. The colors and textures are amazing. You just kind of have to adjust to the fact that everything is broken and dirty and then you can see the great contrasts and patterns. In this case, I was drawn in by the steering wheel and speedometer on the dash but also by the colors on the windows. The ripped-up seat in the foreground was one more piece of texture to add to the scene.
It many not be what you think of as a traditional photo still-life composition but I thought this made for a good image.
Roswell Photographic Society
3-day Workshop with Roman Kurywczak
Old Car City
3098 Highway 411 Northeast
White, Georgia, USA
Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
70mm at f/6.3 – 1/250 sec – ISO 6400