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The Old Jalopy
Apr 2005 Barbara Read

The Old Jalopy

Keremeos, BC

Last Spring, Fred and I drove to Keremeos, BC hoping to find the apple orchards in full bloom. We were a couple weeks early for the apple blossoms, but the cherry trees were literally bursting with blooms. In and amongst a group of apple trees growing near a roadside fruit stand were these old cars and tractors--obviously put there to attract the summer tourists to the roadside stand. We spend quite awhile taking photos of the dilapidated old vehicles. Since the apple trees weren't too far along blossom-wise, we concentrated more on close-ups of the cars and planned to come back a couple weeks later when the tree blossoms were further along.

A small crop was made off the top then Feivel's Gothic Glow filter effect was applied. The headlight and surrounding area was selectively sharpened a little using USM.

Canon EOS Elan 7 ,Canon 28-135mm IS,Fujichrome Velvia
Handheld full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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godro16-May-2013 23:29
Very nice composition and work!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)16-Oct-2012 16:38
Very nice shot, I like it soooo much. My vote
Jeff Real19-Nov-2011 16:09
I love the way you have captured these details. A very style is displayed here ~V~
Dan Greenberg19-Feb-2011 07:07
Excellent choice on what to include in your frame! Mysterious lighting an wonderful shapes and details. ~V~
Chris Spracklen19-Jan-2009 21:12
What a beauty, Barbara. (V)
I love the angle and subdued tones.
Good use of the filter, too.
Thanks for your nice comments! ;o)
Have a good week,
Hans-Peter Henriksen starman11-Oct-2008 15:25
This one is good - only showing a part of the wreck. v.
Nikhil Bahl06-Oct-2008 21:50
Nice composition. Interesting subject. v
Yves Rubin18-Jun-2008 03:17
Beautiful composition and angle! There is so much personality in this image, like an old tired man with a monocle. Superb work!
Guest 16-Jun-2008 12:29
It's like a portrait... keeping the focus on the eye. Great Image.
frank liu06-May-2008 04:47
like it!
Tom Munson27-Apr-2008 18:42
Great light and beautifully composed, Barbara. V
Marc Demoulin30-Nov-2007 21:30
Absolutely great! V.
Guest 17-Apr-2006 03:49
Wow, Love this shot, Barbara!