Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 507 - Wisteria Lane

 ISO 200, 50mm, f/7.0, HDR—1/200, 1/3200, 1/800, 1/50 sec

I don't do many HDR photos, but every once in a while I see something that suggests it might be a good candidate.

Cars are one of those things that always fascinate me. Old is best, rust is good and then, there is the generation I grew up with.

When we were wandering around Scio yesterday, we walked past this Chevy Malibu parked in front of overgrown wisteria. I am fairly certain that underneath the wisteria is probably the garage the Malibu was once parked inside.

The car tags were current, so at least this one is still maintained unlike some many of the other cars we've stopped to photograph.

ISO 100, 24mm, f/16, HDR—1/40, 1/160, 1/10, 0.4 sec.

When I saw the Malibu, it immediately brought my attention back to the Catalina that I found in a field nearly 18 months ago. I loved this image and probably remains one of my favorites. According to the tags, she took her last ride in 1974.

We drove by the field again today, just in case. The Catalina was gone. I hope someone took her home to give her the TLC she justly deserved.


  1. I love that combination of the old car in front of the beautiful wisteria. It just leads my brain down all sorts of paths with crazy stories!

  2. Im so glad I found your blog. Its very inspirational and informative as well. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love these old cars, something about broken down things just drawn me in and the top photo is gorgeous, with the wonderful contrast of hard and soft and colors!