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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rusted and Nearly Forgotten Old Cars Spotted on My Walk

I discovered Pete's Import Garage in Atlanta totally by accident one day as I was strolling my 2 year old grandson around the neighborhood entertaining him by playing his favorite song at the moment- "On the Floor" by J-Lo. Atlanta neighborhoods are a mix of old, new and derelict as are Pete's cars. Apparently, from reading the reviews online, Pete can repair any car, old or new and at a good price. However, I'm not sure about this early 50's model Ford in the photos below. It has definitely seen better days and I'm sure there are some stories to tell if these old rusted parts could talk.The photos were shot with my Canon 5D Mark 11, a 17-40 mm L lens and processed in Photoshop CS5 using a high contrast action from Scott Kelby's book, The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers. Across the Street Taxi was shot a few months ago with a Leica D-Lux-5, again on a stroll around the neighborhood. The images though not shot properly for HDR, were processed as a single file in HDR Efex Pro

Going Nowhere!
Last Roundup!
Permanently Parked!
Rusted Through and Through!

Taco Taxi

Drive it Like You Stole It

Across the Street Taxi-Cheap Ride!

Still has its Headlights Though!

I'm always on the look out for old grungy cars, so stay tuned!


Kerrie said...

Hi Lynne, discovered your blog via Shutters Sisters on Flickr....been doing some blog hopping from the post about others blogs! love your photos. I'm also a Canon user - just bought myself the 7D a few months ago and having so much fun with it and Photoshop and Lightroom. I'll be back regularly to check on new posts - am going to follow.

Patrick said...

These cars maybe rusty and old, but I’m pretty sure that their body frames can still be fixed and embellished. It may only require painting and some replacement of severely damaged parts. The yellow taxi below gives us an idea how inexpensive the fare rates were at that time. These days, it will be impossible to find cab fare rates amounting to 12 cents for the first mile. This only indicates how cheap the gasoline rates at that time.

Patrick Gauer

Lynne Daley said...

Hi Kerrie, Thanks, hope to see you back. I love my Canon, too!
Hi Patrick, I totally agree! Otherwise, I think these cars would be in a junkyard waiting to be crushed. Thanks for commenting.

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