- December 19, 2018 at 11:13 pm #380983
- December 20, 2018 at 8:00 am #381013
Great find Beth. I hope you spent some time shooting details and angles. One doesn’t find these every day.
- December 20, 2018 at 7:29 pm #381108
thanks. i didn’t shoot details cause i was in a hurry to meet up with my brother. plus it was raining and there were monster spiders and mosquitoes everywhere in typical floridian fashion. but i think i can find them again when i have more time..
- December 20, 2018 at 10:17 am #381043
Old junked cars make wonderful photographic subjects. A bit surprised that the middle one has intact windshield.
- December 20, 2018 at 7:32 pm #381109
they’re one of my favorite things. i’ve been looking all through the appalachians for the perfect rusty junker in a field shot and it pretty much dropped into my lap in florida of all places. the windshield is mostly intact, it had some cracks running through that are pretty faint, and a chunk of glass missing at the bottom of the passenger’s side
- December 20, 2018 at 11:12 am #381046
Dave you are right plus that windshield could be worth a few bucks. Antique car restorers might be looking for just that item. My oldest son has an auto shop and he has restored a few gems and the price for OEM parts can be eye opening.
Great find Beth. When I first moved to LV there were many abandoned cars around the city perimeter along with old washing machines, refrigerators, and couches. They were great for target practice.
- December 20, 2018 at 7:34 pm #381110
i think it was just damaged enough to be worthless. you can barely make out some triangular cracks in the image. do you have any photos of the junk around lv? i’d be in my glory shooting the trash in the desert. i’ve always wanted to visit the neon sign graveyard in vegas.
- December 21, 2018 at 11:07 am #381223
No Beth I do not have any photos of the junk that used to litter the desert. I also would like to visit the neon graveyard because many or most of the signs in there I remember being in use! One day I may try to go but I understand the entry fee is high. Perhaps I am wrong.
- December 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm #381057
Fantastic images — muted tones make somehow gives the cars even more personality. Can’t decide which is my favorite – I love the plants in #1, but also the rust designs on the grille in #2, plus its Dumbo ears getting ready to flap so it can fly away (open doors).
- December 20, 2018 at 8:47 pm #381114
thanks. #1 was my personal favorite and #2 is a close 2nd. so i printed both and have them in my den.
- December 20, 2018 at 9:06 pm #381116
Great set Beth! For being a quick shoot, I feel you caught the defeated personality of the cars quite well. I especially like #3 since it has a lot of varying angles with the way the doors are open, the bumper is falling off, and the off-kilter hood.
- December 20, 2018 at 11:25 pm #381129
so you don’t think it would pass inspection at the dmv? thanks preston!
- December 20, 2018 at 9:49 pm #381117
Those are great Beth.
- December 20, 2018 at 11:25 pm #381130
- December 20, 2018 at 10:12 pm #381119
Love em all! I’d love to go there at night with lighting gear and shoot some spooky moody stuff (if I knew how!) Number three is my fave because the surroundings provide a stronger abandoned feel for me.
- December 20, 2018 at 11:30 pm #381131
nighttime shots would be sweet at this location. number 3 was the only one i could show more background on. there were probably 12 cars and trucks arranged in a 2 rows with that one or two just hanging out by itself. I shot slightly wide because i was in a rush so the edges were cropped to remove the tiny bits of the neighboring cars from the shot.
here’s some of the other beauties out there:
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