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Rust never Sleeps
Posted By: woof, 02-15-2009, 02:19 PM

The following set was just published in a local newspaper (City Population of 107,271 according to the 2000 census). Number one was the headliner last Sunday for the feature story about old rusting hulks and their (often sad) stories.

The other three photos appeared in the second installment this week. I was not paid, but the photos had a credit and they even put a little narrative that I wrote about these trucks.

Please feel free to add your own rust shots to this thread...

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02-15-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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I like them all, especially the last two. I have seen some images of old rusting wrecks using the Orton technique. Why not give it a try. The almost pastel-like colours are a good candidate for the Orton effect.


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QuoteOriginally posted by JMR Quote
I like them all, especially the last two. I have seen some images of old rusting wrecks using the Orton technique. Why not give it try. The almost paste-like colours are a good candifate for the Orton effect.


Yeah. That's a cool idea.

Nice shots.
02-15-2009, 03:28 PM   #4


As a young boy I spent hours playing in some rusted junkers like these...

I love the what the snow adds to the photo story... We often see the rusty cars in normal spring / summer conditions, but the snow adds a certain cause and effect to the visual narrative.

The third shot of the Chevy really kicks in the old memories for me, as my grandfather (who I lived with) had that model when I was a boy. Possibly even the same color...

Congrats on the published series, well deserved.

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I like the last two, particularly. Although they make me feel a bit sad - I'd like to see the pickup refurbished with a tuned small block under the hood.

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Well done. Interesting thing is they are all Chevys.
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The 2nd shot is my favorite shot. Good texture and compostion. The image pops!
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Congrats on the published images Seaain, they are all good but IMHO #2 is the best.

Here is a bit of salt water rust on an not so old mooring cleat.

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great series!!!! I really like #1 and the last 2 as well.
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My brother has a '52 Chevy truck that is in better condition but just as much character as the ones in your series. Some people call his truck the Sanford and Son truck.
He has an extra grill if you want to replace one of yours.
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I decided to go for junkers as well

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