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Ol’ Rusty

ISO 400 21mm f/11 1/125sec

I had the pleasure of running across this beautiful Chevy Impala earlier today as I was out running errands and shooting around town. I cant help but to fall in love with rusty old vehicles like this. In fact I probably find more interest in this decayed beat up Impala than I would in a fully restored garage queen (and trust me you don’t typically hear that from a car guy like myself). But theres just so much character to a car like this, you know its had its good ol’ days! The rust adds a distinguished unashamed ambiance to this once so popular vehicle. Sure its rough around the edges but it still stands with tall with confidence ready to take on a new challenge to add to the many adventures it holds in its past. They say “If only cars could talk… the stories they would tell”, well this old classic is sharing a “thousand words” worth of stories right here, and oh what exciting stories they are. Each knick, ding, scratch, scuff and divot is a separate tale engulfed with emotion and even bits of pain. This is evident in the rust trails on the fender from what seems to be tears shed of both Joy and Pain, as its moved through this world treasured by some, and discarded by others. But don’t worry Ol’ Rusty, even though your imperfect, thats perfectly fine with me!

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41 thoughts on “Ol’ Rusty

  1. They don’t make them like that anymore.

  2. fantastic picture and a beauty of a car

  3. Lovely car… too bad they are no longer made 😦
    Love the colours of the photo… great one

  4. Somehow you’ve managed to make a rusty car very majestic… Great shot!

  5. Great photo! Great perspective.

  6. Wonderful photo Nick. Great composition. The low view point really makes it. It’s something I keep meaning to try & never do until its too late. You have some inspirational photos here. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  7. Reblogged this on Wall Of Retro and commented:
    Nick Mayo caught a 1960 Chevy Impala sitting in the weeds when running errands one day. This wide-angle shot captures almost everything that made the `60 unique. This one is even more unique, because it’s a highest end model of the year but was built as a four-door sedan rather than the “Sport Sedan” four-door hardtop with a flat roof.

    Around back this car would have six bullet tail lights and beautiful fins. Nice catch Nick!

  8. Great photograph!

  9. A beautiful classic monster! All steel. There never was a king of the road like it. Nice!

  10. Wow what a shot. You were lucky to come across it and have a photo like that πŸ™‚

  11. Just Rambling on said:

    I want that car! πŸ˜€

  12. Great perspective and super subject matter. Just attended a Mecum auction and saw loads of garage queens but there is something to be said for finding a diamond in the rough like this one!

  13. This is wonderful, I love these car photographs… Thank you, with my love, nia

  14. Nice shot and and nice post !

  15. Ha! Dad would be drooling all over your picture. He loved old abandoned cars!

  16. What a great photo. The muted colors in the car are awesome.

  17. COOL PIC AND COOL CAR….I REMEMBER MY SISTER HAD ONE WHEN I WAS A KID….huge thing …could sit 4 people on the front seat……glug glug glug glug…….every glug is a gallon…………..

  18. Yes! Great angle and coloring. Makes me want to hop in and see if smells like “old car”. πŸ™‚

  19. I can’t believe you drove that! SO beyond jalous! I couldn’t agree more, it’s absolutely enchanting… Can I borrow πŸ™‚ ?

    http://chicalarusse.com/

  20. Beautiful shot! Love rusty old cars. Hard to find old Chevys where I live (Sadly). (And thanks for following my blog πŸ™‚ )

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