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Found this old car in the middle of nowhere !
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F/3.5 Camera: Pentax K-3 II Photo Location: Saskatchewan Canada ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/45s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: ngrover, 11-09-2020, 12:09 PM

The Canadian prairies have a lot of tales to tell.

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11-09-2020, 12:14 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Wow , great pic. I like the close up and wide perspective you caught there and the old buildings...housing for farm hands many years ago (?).....on the broad prairie enhances that composition.
Looks like an old Dodge sedan from around 1957 -'59.

We drive through Saskatchewan on a regular basis, usually on the Trans Canada, but sometimes on Hwy. 16. Where was this old Mopar spending it's last days topsy turvy ?

To me this is a wall hanger at about 8X10 or 11 X 14.

Wonder what happened to this old car ? Thinking maybe the 'boys' went joy riding in the field and flipped it...or maybe as is often the case it was put out to pasture after many years and miles by the farmer, then maybe he turned it upside down with his tractor...or maybe some other tale.
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This was right near Alsask Saskatchewan. A 30 second walk off of Highway #7. Visible, but just out of sight enough that it has been left alone all these years. I'm surprised the headlights are still intact.

Hard to say what those buildings were used for. Someone took the time to put cables on the inside of each building to keep them from falling over.

Inside one of the buildings was a makeshift fire pit and some old beer bottles ( by old, I'm guessing 20 years.. roughly? ).


Shot was taken with a Sigma 10-20 F/3.5 lens. One of the first photos I've taken with it. I've heard it can be soft but I think it worked out fine for this. My editing skills are lousy so I'm sure someone could work a lot more out of the RAW file than I can.

I live in Calgary. Between the Mountains and the prairies. Most people want to photograph the mountains, I actually prefer photographing the prairies. There is just so much more that is left the imagination when shooting an old barn etc.
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Abandoned premisses and a old wreckage make a intriguing motife, well done

11-09-2020, 02:41 PM   #5
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Very cool shot

Is that a '59 Dodge Custom Royal??
11-09-2020, 03:21 PM - 1 Like   #6
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Very cool shot

Is that a '59 Dodge Custom Royal??
Man you guys are good

Having just looked one up, I think you are probably correct!

Photo from the web of 59 Dodge Custom Royal:


11-09-2020, 03:26 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by ngrover Quote
The Canadian prairies have a lot of tales to tell.
Kinda, interesting there are no tires on the car.
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Kinda, interesting there are no tires on the car.
If you look closely, there's a tyre resting horizontally on the underside of the car, behind and to the left of the drive shaft, and one up inside the fender, just behind the front bumper, on our right...

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I love photographing abandoned items. Especially cars. You framed it nicely with the wooden structures just above it in the distance.
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Man, the setting makes the photo. Cool!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baxter Quote
Kinda, interesting there are no tires on the car.
Most of the tires...and wheels are gone, although I can see two tires. On the farm or ranch, a lot of times old vehicles are not hauled off to the junkyard, because farmers and ranchers are practical individuals and they like to have some old iron hanging around on the property. You just never know when a piece of metal, an old wheel and tire, an engine, transmission , etc...can be 'repurposed' to fix something on the farm/ranch.

A lot of people in the agricultural biz don't have time to get a part, or the farm equipment is so old, but still working that they can make up a passable part to get the equipment going again.

I have spent a lot of time on the family farm.
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Wow , great pic. I like the close up and wide perspective you caught there and the old buildings
Agreed. While we don't know the real story behind the car and the buildings, it is a photo that tells you there is a story to be told.
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Good composition. It really makes the most of the subject matter.
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Thanks everyone!

I wish I were better at post processing. I'm trying to keep the photos authentic but I feel like I struggle with isolated exposure etc. The car seems a bit dark or something.

I tried (but failed) to attach my RAW file in the hopes that someone could school me Oh well.

That was my favourite shot on my excursion.

There was lots of great photo opportunities.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ngrover Quote
The Canadian prairies have a lot of tales to tell.
Excellent capture...like a turtle on it's back, waving....
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