Thursday, January 7, 2016

Desert Rust

I don't know how these two old cars came to rest here. I do know they've been here a long time. I also know they are fun to photograph, especially under these beautiful desert skies!




Unfortunately, they have been used as target practice and are shot full of holes. I don't really get it. I mean, come on, how hard can it be to shoot an old car? Not much of a challenge from my perspective.




Be careful driving your family sedan on remote desert roads!! Linking with Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from around the world. Thanks for stopping by!

50 comments:

  1. Beautiful skies! The light is so mesmerising! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love rusty old cars... and what beautiful skies.
    Great captures!

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  3. My favorite photo is the last one. Happy New Year from our house to your house.
    JM, Illinois

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  4. I get what you are saying about the bullet holes but it sure does add to the character.

    great shots, love these and the skies are fantastic

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  5. Amazing sky shots and amazing still to see these old cars abandoned ~

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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  6. Ah, gorgeous captures as always and your skies are AWESOME!!! The perfect way to end any day!! Thank you, as always, for sharing so much beauty -- even with bullet hole "decorated" old cars!! You do find the best of the good and the bad and I love them all!! Have a great new year -- camera in hand, of course!!!

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  7. I like your narrative sequence, but #2 is the money shot!

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  8. i like the 5th one best, but they are all wonderful. I think the bozos shoot them because They can't hit anything smaller. Dumb. Still even the bullet holes add to the shots somehow.

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  9. I know what you mean. You can get so much more satisfaction out of shooting your TV set than a car. Great photos!

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  10. Gorgeous photos - the cars must have been there a long time to rust like that.

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  11. Love photo #5. I am not much of a shooter, so I would need that big of a target :)

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  12. These are incredible photos. I love to see the old rusty cars on our travels. You have made yours into works of art. I don't get it either regarding all the bullet holes.

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  13. There is something about rusty cars out in the country that makes great photos. They also demand to be shot at it.Same thing goes on here in Oklahoma. You come upon an old wreck out the middle of nowhere and they are all shot full of holes.

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  14. On my way to Chaco Canyon, I saw similar pieces and they are beautiful as they rust away.

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  15. Stunning color - love the composition and I agree - its not like the car can run from the shooters.

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  16. wow - i love each one - so so beautiful !!!
    happy weekend :-)

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  17. Now, if Edward Abbey had seen those it would have sparked a whole episode where our heroes are chased by the cops across the desert with police marksmen filling the car full of holes. Guess what? Hayduke walks away unharmed!

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  18. what wonderful skies and great backdrops for the rusty relics

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  19. I know I repeat myself but the colors are fantastic. The light in the desert is so good for photographers ( and moviemakers of course). Also the way old iron corrodes and blends in.

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  20. Fanastic photos with beautiful colors.
    I like the cars.

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  21. I find old buckets are fine targets too...

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  22. Such rusted stuff do make interesting objects to photograph.
    Happy new year to you!

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  23. Beautiful sky photos! The cars contributed to the beauty of the desert.

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  24. LOL, I would not want my car breaking down on a desert road. Your skies are just gorgeous, love them all. Enjoy your evening, have a great weekend!

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  25. Oh those colors -- you make rust look incredible. And that sky!!! You do kind of want to know the story. The bullet holes are a little scary... I always think the same thing when I see people have shot at road signs (and I guess that's worse). What I really want is nobody shooting nothin', but this is not the place to say that is it (OOPS).

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  26. The shot up car really is something. Great photos.

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  27. Love seeing that rusty old car.

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  28. These photos absolutely amaze me; they represent an entirely different world - and a different attitude to gun ownership! Fantastic images, you make my world seem VERY grey!

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  29. Yew, they seem to be a great subject for Photography. And I guess they change a bit every time you get there :) Great shots as usual. :)

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  30. Love this desert graveyard under the magical skies. You wonder what their story is.

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  31. Beautiful pictures of the old car :-)) Happy weekend!

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  32. You make old rust look beautiful! Have a happy New Year!

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  33. I'm in love!!! :-o
    What incredible photos! ♥

    And you can never get to much rust.... ;-)

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  34. Such interesting subjects and a reminder of our fleeting preence here on Earth. Makes you reflect on whether they broke down in place and were abandoned. Also brings to mind the eccentric who buried a dozen Cadillacs nose down in the Texas Panhandle (a series of one for each model year to trace the evolution of the "fins"). Within a few years vandals had removed or destroyed almost every one. I wonder what is left.

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  35. the skies are so perfect behind the old cars, love these photos!

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  36. What a sad end for the cars, dumped in the desert and shot full of holes, could have just left them to rust in peace. The certainly add to the backdrop of the destert

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  37. Not the ideal place to leave your car for free long term parking then. I also love the old rusty car photo that you've used for your header image.

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