We stopped at the junk yard. Rick told us not to call it a junk yard, the owner might be offended if we referred to his treasures as junk.

We found cars. Lots of cars. Lots of old cars. It was kind of mind boggling. Between shooting the nameplates of long-discontinued vehicles, logos that are no longer used and flat tires, I started to see the detail in the metal and paint. So many painted, repainted and over painted spots. Lots to look at and lots to photograph.

I like abstract fotos of nature, so decided that this would be the way to approach the cars. Looking for color anomalies and rusted-out portions of fenders and frames, I came up with several that I think are interesting. Today I’ll show you some interesting paint schemes. Next Wednesday will show some oxidization patterns. Be sure the check back in.

I’m not sure how or why some of the paint jobs happened. But in the first one, it’s obvious. Used to be that in Utah we had to put the gross vehicle weight on the side of the truck, even if it was a Datsun pickup like I had. Most of us got decals and put them on, but some just used a paintbrush. (click on the images to enlarge and see the color correctly.)

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And some people were never happy with the color of their vehicle, but this seems to have been owned either by a patriot or by someone who kind of liked red, but wanted to experiment.

Red Car

Red Car

 

I’d like to go back to the junkyard treasure trove and start all over again with a new set of eyes. There might be a lot more interesting paint jobs available.

More to follow,

Bob