This Photo, #7

Just an Old Truck

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August 2013

 

A few years ago, on a warm and humid August day, two of my friends and I explored some backroads of the Arkansas Ozarks from sunup to sundown.  We photographed landscapes, old buildings, little waterfalls, wildflowers, and more.

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Late in the day, we stopped at an old church, not far from the community of Oark.  None of us made an exciting photo of the church, but in a field next door to the church, sat a 1961 Chevrolet truck.  
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It had been parked and left to the elements:  there was a sapling tree growing between the bumper and the grill, and grass and wildflowers were growing up around the fenders. 

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We all made photos.  I hurried and took my turn, but later wished I had not hurried so much.  However, when I saw Mike’s version, I reconsidered, and opened the file in Lightroom, once again.

Careful cropping, rethinking some color adjustments, highlights, and shadows, and I had a photo that many people have complimented – and I like it, myself. 

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Tech Data, for those who want to know:

Sony Alpha 77, Sony DT 16-50 f/2.8, zoom set at 18mm, f/22, for   1 second, ISO 200, Manfrotto tripod, and Really Right Stuff ball head


One last note:  This same day, after photographing the truck, we found and photographed this old barn as the sun was setting…

Mulberry River Farm Sunsetbut that is a story for another time…


Until next time, wishing you great light and inspiration! 

Larry

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “This Photo, #7

  1. LOV THIS BLOG It is so nice to be able to see nice and positive things in these times. Makes for a wonderful day. Nothing like an adventure with a camera. Thanks Larry share many more shots.

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