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

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Kids have all the fun

Oh, the nostalgic moments that bring us back to simpler days… These are the memories that keep antiques stores in business.

As I was wandering through the aisles of Historic Roswell Antiques and Interiors, one of the displays really hit me.  This one was full of old toys.  They were the simple items that “back in the day” filled a child’s imagination and made us all travel to other worlds with joy.  Don’t you remember playing with things like wooden blocks and making castles?

Even if kids have all the fun with these things, the memories can bring us back to those days as well.  I may need to go rummage through the storage closet and drag out some of this stuff.  It’s always good to keep yourself feeling young!

2017 Annual RPS Photo Walk
Historic Roswell Antiques and Interiors
970 Canton Street
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
86mm @ f/7.1 – 1/60 sec – ISO 1600

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Elaborate costume

Historic Roswell Antiques and Interiors is a neat place we always look through for image opportunities on our photo walk.  Inside, you will find a wide variety of interesting items from small trinkets to huge furniture pieces.  I saw this decorative sculpture (actually a pair of them) and loved the patterns in the ceremonial head dress and the way the mirror reflects to show the back side as well.

Next time you’re in the Historic Canton Street section of Roswell, you should take a look here.

2017 Annual RPS Photo Walk
Historic Roswell Antiques and Interiors
970 Canton Street
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
58mm @ f/8 – 1/6 sec – ISO 800

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Red Roadster

There were some fantastic vehicles at the United Way car show last week.  This one just glowed in the sunshine.  I am sure that the owner spent way too many hours polishing to get this kind of sparkle.

The one thing that always frustrates me at car shows is the open hood deal.  I know that they judge the car engines as well as the outside but you just can’t get a good shot of the car as it would look driving down the road.  They should have a time during the show for photo opportunities when everything is closed up and another time for judging.  While I’m at it, they should set up an area for car portraits where you don’t have the clutter behind and the pavement is wet so it reflects the cars.  Then the owners could come pose with their cars.  Somehow, I don’t think photographers are their first concern.  Oh well, they are great to look at anyway.

15th Annual United Way Car Show – Atlanta
GM Georgia Innovation Center
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
Lee Filters 4 x 6″ Graduated Neutral Density 0.9 Soft Resin Filter
18mm @ f/8 – 1/100 sec – ISO 100

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1940’s Pontiac Woodie Station Wagon

An amazing sight at the United Way Car Show was this beautifully restored, Pontiac Streamliner station wagon.  The wood-paneled sides of the iconic “woodie wagon” bring back memories of old surfer scenes.  This one falls into the category of classics like the Model-T and VW Beetle that were constantly being restored or just being nursed along till the wheels fell off.

It is also a stark contrast to compare vehicles like this to those of today.  The Pontiac Streamliner wagon was last produced in 1948.  (This is probably a ’47 or ’48 model)  The car was over 10 feet long (122 inches) and weighed about 2 tons!  I can’t even imagine what gas mileage you would get with a monster like that but, it sure is nice to look at.

15th Annual United Way Car Show – Atlanta
GM Georgia Innovation Center
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
Lee Filters 4 x 6″ Graduated Neutral Density 0.9 Soft Resin Filter
14mm @ f/8 – 1/100 sec – ISO 100

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Gold doubloons

The Pirate Museum in St Augustine has a second focus which is Treasure.  Though the main draw is the swashbuckling adventures of the pirates, there is much history and many artifacts centered around the booty they sought to claim on the high seas.  This image features some of the recovered coin of the day.

It is very interesting to read and view the stories that they have about how much treasure was pirated and how many shipwrecks occurred in the waters off of Florida.  I’m sure there is still a lot of gold, silver and other precious materials laying along the reefs and on the ocean floor in those waters.  That’s part of the allure that draws so many to view the treasures collected here.  Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me!

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
110mm @ f8 –  1/500 sec – ISO 2500

Khanjarli Dagger

This dagger is one of the most interesting artifacts on display in the new Red Sea Pirates exhibit at the Pirate & Treasure Museum in St. Augustine, Florida.  The 17th century Kahnjarli Dagger is from a shipwreck discovered by noted archivist Dr. John De Bry, director of the non-profit Center for Historical Archaeology in Melbourne, Florida.

This exhibit features artifacts and history related to pirates such as Captian Kidd who traveled the “Pirate Round” from the West Indies around Africa into the Red Sea. Most active from the early 1690’s to 1700, pirates risked the journey around the Cape of Good Hope to the Indian Ocean, attacking ships loaded with exotic products of India.

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
22mm @ f8 –  1/25 sec – ISO 2500