The Long Ride Home

© Barbara Sammons

The Long Ride Home

Uploaded: March 17, 2011


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.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 44.00 mm, Model: NIKON D70


MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 17, 2011

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 #1361570

Barbara Sammons March 18, 2011

Thanks for your story Melodie. And I appreciate your comments. Just never know what is around the next bend. #9297424

Alexander Decoster April 27, 2011

Nice picture Barbara
alex #9373373

Alexander Decoster April 28, 2011

So you have a winner !
Congratulations Barbara
Alex #9376242

Barbara Sammons April 28, 2011

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 #9376281

Merna L. Nobile April 28, 2011

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping

Phyllis H. Burchett April 28, 2011

Fantastic find, capture and treatment...congrats on your win!!! #9377564

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 29, 2011

Huge CONGRATZ on your Second Place GOLD!!!

UB. #9379028

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic April 29, 2011

on your very deserving 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #9380265

Irene Colling level-classic April 30, 2011

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. #9381546

Barbara Sammons April 30, 2011

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. #9382011

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 01, 2011

Amazing capture, Barbara. Just beautiful... in every way. Huge congrats on this outstanding GOLD. It may be your first, but certainly not your last. #9382805

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