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The Long Ride Home
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
The Long Ride Home
The Long Ride Home
Don’t know where to store your hub caps? Try a Cadillac Hearse. But, a funny (or strange) thing happened after I took this photo. Notice that the door on the left is open. It was very calm today, no wind at all, and no one was at this junkyard but me (with permission from the owner of course), but when I circled back to leave, I walked past this hearse and the door was closed!! Not by me … but who? Did someone want to be sure I could see inside? I found this hearse on a 20 acre junkyard in Shelby, North Carolina. I don't know about the hub caps, but as a photographer, I was in pure heaven.

The image was enhanced with Viveza and Color Efex Pro software to bring out the soul and character of the Cadillac and hub caps.
© Barbara Sammons
Nikon D70 Digital ...

 
 
 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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    I Love Junkyard Finds!
This is a great one and wonderful backstory too

I was with a fellow BPer shooting in a cemetery

I have pictures of the closed AND opened gate

A gate that was bound shut with ivy
Very creepy

3/17/2011 5:40:02 AM

 
Barbara Sammons
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Thanks for your story Melodie. And I appreciate your comments. Just never know what is around the next bend.

3/18/2011 6:00:45 AM

 
alexander decoster
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Nice picture Barbara
congratulations
alex

4/27/2011 8:33:34 AM

 
alexander decoster
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So you have a winner !
Congratulations Barbara
Alex

4/28/2011 4:34:28 AM

 
Barbara Sammons
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Thanks Alex, I'm thrilled. This is one of my favorite images, especially after spending three hours in the junkyard on a hot day ... makes it all worthwhile.
Barbara

4/28/2011 4:40:59 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping
CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

4/28/2011 10:30:12 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Fantastic find, capture and treatment...congrats on your win!!!

4/28/2011 11:34:53 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ on your Second Place GOLD!!!

UB.

4/29/2011 2:54:14 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)

4/29/2011 4:48:58 PM

 
Irene Colling
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So that's where my missing hub cap is.

Fantastic photo art image Barbara. Your composition is powerful, the subject is intriguing and your effects perfect.

Congratulations on your well deserved gold award.

4/30/2011 1:00:25 PM

 
Barbara Sammons
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Thanks everyone for your comments. It was my first win, so it means a lot to me. The other winning images are stunning. So many wonderful photographers and this is a great place to share.

4/30/2011 7:31:39 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Amazing capture, Barbara. Just beautiful... in every way. Huge congrats on this outstanding GOLD. It may be your first, but certainly not your last.

5/1/2011 8:44:03 AM

 
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