Thursday, August 23, 2012

On the Street

Taken in 2005 at our local Mardi Gras Parade. This couple thought they had it going on and yet they seemed to be oddly out of place, even by Mardi Gras standards!
I slipped on to private property to take these photos and I was too nervous to stay very long. Actually it was just the parking lot of a welding service but still, I always worry that someone is going to come by and get all offended because I am taking pictures of their old stuff!
I did a little bit of distortion on this one. The grill looked so much like a leering grin to me that I had to give it a little more of a curve!
These are a couple of my newly found photographer friends. They are photographing an old toilet that was out in the woods near this huge and gorgeous tree we came to see. I don't know if I have posted those photos here or told the story of the tree. Will have to save that for another day.

I had seen just the last part of this quote on a blog somewhere, googled it and found the rest of the quote and immediately thought of this photo. I never got close enough to the toilet to see if there were any great secrets hidden there. Better to keep the illusion of magic than to check it out and be disappointed, I think!

And finally, a photo of the reflective (and nervous!) photographer in the wild! I love the way the sky is reflected in the car. The cars are kind of "out of town" where there are fewer buildings and things to interfere with the sky. When I'm driving out this way, I always notice how beautiful the clouds are in the sky. It's not that far from my house but I guess there is the illusion of magical skies because the road is long and open and sparsely populated. Well, yeah, what am I talking about? Skies and clouds are magical to me!


(My contribution to the Gallery 18 prompt for the 52 Photos Project-"On the Street")

21 comments:

  1. Old cars make great photo subjects. Like your reflection in the last shot.

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    1. They do! And I have often found them to photograph!

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    2. Meant to say have not OFTEN found them to photograph!

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  2. Marvelous photos. Most people won't mind if you ask to photograph their stuff. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and you obviously see something they don't. I should think they'd be tickled to death.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl! I took these on a Sunday and no one was around for me to ask permission--another reason I was nervous!

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  3. My favorite is the leering grill. That car reminds me greatly of the 54 Packard I used to learn to drive in 1964. My dad wouldn't let me touch the '60 Continental (aka boat!), but he figured there wasn't a lot I could do to the Packard! The good old days. LOL. Thanks for the memories with your On the Street photos!

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    1. Glad the pics stirred up some good memories!

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  4. I love the old cars and the new photographers. I would have felt just the same as you. Well done for taking the photographs despite your nerves.

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  5. School has had me busy, Annie, so I may be a bit late in getting here. Magic and imagination have always been part of what makes life fun for me. I love the quote.

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    1. Thanks, Jim! Hope the school routine is settling down!

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  6. These is much life & vibrant color in these photos! Love them.

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  7. Yes, you're right, I agree, that car has a smile .... Nice photos.

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  8. I love your vintage car photos! I believe it was worth the risk taking them and am glad you didn't encounter any problems while doing so. Blessings!

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