Busted

Old Car City is full of contrasts.  Some things are amazing because they are well preserved and others, like this, are interesting because they are broken.  This car window was interesting in detail because of the patterns and bubbles visible.  It reminds me of what ice on a frozen pond looks like when it cracks.

Things like this make me wonder how they made this glass and how it is different from what is used today.  From one point of view, it’s good that the window didn’t shatter but then it sure did spread those cracks across a wide area.  No matter what caused it to end up this way, the patterns are pretty neat to look at.

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
240mm @ f/18 – 1/80 sec – ISO 200

Old Car City USA #junkyard #shattered #automotive #Georgia #WithMyTamron

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It’s Black Friday – Shop safely

So, the holiday shopping season is officially under way now that we’ve hit Black Friday.  It is that time of year when many people are out spending money and when theives are looking for the opportunity to break in and grab stuff out of your car.  I don’t think they would get much out of this one but you should be careful while visiting the shopping centers.  Personally, I think online shopping is the way to go.

Hope everyone had a great Turkey day and nobody experiences the Grinch this season!

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
44mm @ f/16 – 1.6 sec – ISO 100

Old Car City USA #junkyard #rusty #automotive #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Camouflaged

This old boy is hiding in the woods.  A blanket of pine needles cover the high spots and a mix of muted colors blend in with the natural surroundings.  I’m sure nobody could spot it, right?

It is actually amazing how the colors and textures start to blend together as nature takes over.  The mottled light peeks in between pine branches and throws odd shadows across the remains of our automotive past.  It all makes for a great image with interesting color, texture and contrast.  Always a great place for photography!

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
18mm @ f/16 – 1/3 sec – ISO 200

Old Car City USA #junkyard #rusty #automotive #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Four-alarm fire

Most of the vehicles at Old Car City are, well … old cars.  There are some trucks here and in a few cases, specialty vehicles like this old fire engine.  Though there is no squad of men keeping this one polished on a regular basis now, it still demands attention.  The lights that once flashed to get traffic out of the way, are now the one remaining spot of brilliant red.  All else has faded and the rust has started to eat at that once sparkling finish.

Somehow, I can still envision the light coming to life and the sirens blaring out their warning.  I see men pulling on their boots and coats and running to jump on as she roars off to rescue a cat up a tree or extingush a blazing fire.  It is amazing how a few little details can conjure up such vivid pictures!

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
78mm @ f/18 – 1/3 sec – ISO 200

Old Car City USA #junkyard #rusty #automotive #Georgia #FireEngine #WithMyTamron

Oh no, a flat tire!

Chrome and steel, the pride of Detroit.  Yes, this was the age of bigger is better.  Now the old land yacht is sinking into the woods.  It is amazing to look at this old vehicle and see how large everything was.  Look at that grill and bumper.  I think you could probably melt that down and make a Smart Car out of it!

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
16mm @ f/18 – 1/10 sec – ISO 200

Old Car City USA #junkyard #rusty #automotive #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Better get that fixed

You wouldn’t want to get pulled over for a broken turn signal.  Then again, I don’t think this old GMC truck is going anywhere soon.  I think one of the trademarks of the landscape at Old Car City is how the leaves and pine needles settle on the cars.  Especially at this time of year, the car bodies start to look like little hills covered with nature’s carpet.

I tried to find an angle where the sun would shine through the back of the light but it was coming from the side.  Good lighting for the side of the truck but not what I hoped for with the signal.  Maybe this is something I could try with night-time light painting on another visit.

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
110mm @ f/11 – 1/20 sec – ISO 200

Old Car City USA #junkyard #rusty #automotive #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Good Morning, Mack

Getting at it early almost always gets you better light.  In this case, the sun was just getting high enough to give some great lighting over the junkyard.  I loved all the patterns in the grill of this old Mack truck.  You can see how substantially this vehicle was built.  A real work-horse but its working days are over now.

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
16mm @ f/16 – 1/4 sec – ISO 200

Old Car City USA #junkyard #rusty #automotive #Georgia #WithMyTamron