Friday, February 4, 2011

Ode to a Classic

Old Truck, Burnsville, NC  © Doug Hickok

The old truck Zephyrus was once a god of the road. Breezing down a two lane highway at the jaw-dropping speed of 35 mph, his new body of freshly painted steel glinting, his spotless chrome trim gleaming, he became the talk of the town. But time passes, like the gusts of the west wind, and  Zephyrus soon blew gently toward the twilight of his winter, becoming obsolete, nearly forgotten, by-passed by the newer, the faster, the more beautiful. Yet, he persisted. Born into a new Spring and thriving once again, he assumed the mantel of a weathered, but colorful character. He stands today, proud, venerable, and wise, the classic symbol of a shining era gone by.



16 comments:

  1. Cool rusty truck, are these colors real?

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  2. I like this different shades of rust, this make this truck still beautiful. A true work of art.
    Very interesting description.

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  3. We saw one of these in the middle of the Pasayten Wilderness. Not only is he a colorful character, he's an avid hiker and lover of the elements. They give him his wonderful color afterall.

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  4. Poetic!... and what a perfectly framed capture of this historic truck. I love the spectra of colors, spread over the body over years and years.

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  5. Excellent tight framing!
    Strong and bold colour contrast.
    Lovely shot.

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  6. j'aime beauocup les couleurs de cette photo. Beau travail.

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  7. Great post and shot! More and more I can relate to dear Zephyrus. :-)

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  8. Great shape but also great colors !
    An old beauty !

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  9. more of your outstanding processing. fine composition

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  10. very nice framing, lovely tones

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  11. Very beautiful angle. A magnificent classic whose colors I like very much.

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  12. Old Zephyrus might have lost his gloss but his classic style still shines through. Nice tight framing, works well with this 'portrait'. Great colors too.

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  13. sweetly framed piece of work here, quite a character HA.

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  14. nice point of view, like the rusty colours

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