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Not for sale, Coloma, California, 2008
17-MAY-2008

Not for sale, Coloma, California, 2008

An old Dodge truck sits in a barn window just outside of Coloma, covered with dust. On its windshield, someone has inscribed “not for sale.” I moved in to stress the incongruous effect of the dust – it adds a patina of color that is as special as its yellow and blue paint job.

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Phil Douglis16-Jun-2013 21:32
Thanks, Guest. Enjoy the wait -- cars built like this one are now but a memories that thrive in photographs such as this one.
Phil Douglis17-Jun-2008 21:21
To see a dusty old car as a mini landscape, Jenene, takes a leap of faith. I salute your imagination, and welcome you to that special ride.
JSWaters17-Jun-2008 06:07
A mini landscape yes, but there is a lifetime of use on that car. Someone is waiting for a special moment to take it for a spin!
Jenene
Phil Douglis27-May-2008 19:55
The scenery in cars was stylized and colored in much the same Art Deco manner. Thanks for calling this image a mini-landscape, Tim. You give us a new way to look at a photograph of a car -- there are layers of alternating color, culminating in that amazing windshield that tells the story here.
Tim May27-May-2008 18:16
This is like a mini landscape. It reminds me of the scenery in the movie "Cars."
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