Posted: June 11, 2016 in Automobiles, Details, Old cars, Photography, Rust, Wabi Sabi

Hood ornaments, Dodge Ram.

As before, these are from the late 40’s-early 50’s


Most of these closeups or macros don’t do well as thumbnails. If you can, view on a full screen.

In addition to the cars and the rust, I really enjoyed shooting here because of the tree cover. As bright (and hot) as the day was, there was plenty of shade to be found. (And if there was no shade, I just shot elsewhere on the grounds.) The results? A very noticeable Β tendency for green backgrounds and dappled sunlight. And I’m pleased on both counts.


  1. andykidd says:

    Hi Wabi Sabi much testosterone in this junk yard. I found the best way to view full image was to right click and “view image” otherwise I seemed to get the slideshow. My laptop anyway. You are right – full size are best. Cheers Andy

  2. It was a fertility symbol. Think about sketching out the female reproductive system. Visually, the ram’s head is amazingly similar. The ancients saw the parallels and figured there was some powerful magic going on.
    And now, you will never see the logo on a Ram truck without chuckling to yourself. πŸ™‚
    (I am choosing my words soooo carefully here, which is funny, since I always pointed this connection out to my students who thought it was pretty cool.)

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    I’m instantly reminded of “ye olde battering rams”. Must have been useful for aligning pedestrians in your sight. πŸ™‚
    Lovely shots and dappled light.

    • Good one! I do like the pedestrian sighting function, though there is another one coming up that is even more on target for that.
      Thank you…I think the dappling softens the whole rust and wreck vibe so that the remaining beauty is just that more obvious.

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