All one need do is to look at the millions of junked cars sitting in unsightly lots and elsewhere in the United States to realize just how much the American automobile has evolved over the years…especially in design and excess use of chrome. I suppose the same will be written 20-30 years from now pertaining to what we see today on our roads and highways. But…the best part about all of this is that we have lots of excellent photo opportunities just waiting for our cameras.
Category Archives: Transportation
This old Ford was parked near the street on a vacant lot, with a For Sale sign on it, so I decided to get some close-up images of it before it was sold…which it probably is by now. It was in good condition. I liked the checker-board effect on each side of the front fenders where they joined the engine compartment.
I have never actually “moved” on a motorcycle, but I have been on the seat…pretending. I’m sure the thrill of riding a motorcycle (especially a Harley) is one of life’s greatest things…but it’s a long way from that as far as I am concerned. I’ll stick to making photos of the bikes and equipment…helmets and goggles…shiny and colorful as they are.
First, a note to those who visit my blog regularly. In the past I have been posting a new entry every day except Sunday. That’s becoming a bit work intensive for me to keep enough “new” photos in the hopper to continue to do that. While I could go back and pull some old images out of my extensive collection of digital photos, I prefer to keep using new and more timely images for my blog. Thus, I’ll be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the future. I can handle that schedule better. Now for today’s entry.
Here are two photos taken in the “arts” district of Winston-Salem, NC. I wanted to capture a car parked in front of an interesting business establishment in that district, and got lucky with these two. Check out the sun’s reflection on the front fender of the first image.
What can I say other than what’s in the title…I took a rather drab image of a train switch engine in the Roanoke Yards in the center of the city, and made it look more dramatic. I was standing in a glass covered walkway over the tracks, so had to find some way to get rid of lots of window glass glare coming from inside the walkway…the dramatic touch made that happen for me.