Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Highway 62 Revisited!

Driving through the town of Joshua Tree last weekend on Highway 62, my wife noticed this old classic car and trailer in the parking lot next to the Joshua Tree Saloon. Well, heck, I know a photo opp when I see one! Someone even put out a "Hwy 62 Revisited" sign, kind of a spoof on the old Dylan "Highway 61 Revisited" song and  album by the same name. Do you remember it? Here's the first verse:
Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”
Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on”
God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?”
God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but
The next time you see me comin’ you better run”
Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?”
God says, “Out on Highway 61”
Three-exposure HDR shot converted to b&w for that 'Wild West' look
Wish I would have paid more attention to the car so I could tell you the make and model. What ever it is, it's a classic!
Now that's a serious grill!!  Linking to 
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23 comments:

  1. Wow! I bet you could sell posters of that top shot.

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  2. Splendid captures! Love 'em both -- the trailer, especially.

    Cheers from Bohol, Philippines. Visiting from Our World Tuesday.

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  3. These are awesome! I love the light in the first shot. The old cars have faces in my eyes. Menacing ones. The car photos you captured are absolutely incredible!! You must be shooting from the ground for the last one. Well done!!

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  4. Can you tell I'm giving you a standing O for this series? It's true.

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  5. Very cool. My husband says the car might be a 57-59 Chrysler but he's not sure.

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  6. I really like your black-and-white photos, but that classic car is really something.

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  7. what a perfect photo op!!! love!

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  8. Oh that is cool! I saw a couple of horses tied up outside that saloon a few weeks ago. You never know what you're gonna see in that town.

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  9. Great post, I love that old beat up well loved trailer and car.

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  10. I'm thinking a '59 Buick Electra. That is serious Detroit iron there. You'd have to feel safe in that car. Love the old trailer too. The black and white is awesome. Well done.

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  11. Great shots, nostalgic and beautiful pictures ;)

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  12. Hi there - I like these shots, but the last one jumps off the screen!

    I used a Olympus TG 810 for the reef shots - its a little waterproof, shockproof compact they goes almost everywhere I go. I was really surprised at how some of the shots came out - it has a live view in the LCD screen, but I found it hard to see what was going on - so I just pointed it in the general direction and clicked! I don't think thats a recommended method - but it seemed to work!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  13. Beautiful shots. And the desert climate keep it perfectly preserved.

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  14. You couldn't have asked for a better photo opp if you had staged it. It is so perfect...that car's grill looks like an evil grin...Stephen King like. Being a Dylan fan from way way back...love the reference.

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  15. Black and white makes the photos look more nostalgic. The big classic car is very American.

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  16. Wow! Great captures of these classics. Nostalgia ++++ :-)

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  17. I want one of these! :) Only, I couldn't afford all the fuel it will burn ;)

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  18. Yep, that's a photo op, all right! Great shots, and excellent processing.

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