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This stolen, torched & dumped Daihatsu Hijet was just near my place. I hadn’t seen anything like it before in my area and had to get some pics before it was towed away (turns out it was there for about 2 weeks before it was towed!!)

I took a few different ones, but this one was my favourite. I think the train in the background further reinforces a sense of isolation.

I had to set up very quickly to get this shot as the train waits for nobody (well, at least not between stations anyway!), so I setup the tripod, quickly focussed using live view then metered from the road in the foreground. As it turns out the foreground was slightly underexposed, but thanks to Lightroom I was able to fix this without any dramas.

Taken with Canon EOS 40D Camera with 10-22 EF-S lens.

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car, train, vehicle, south, adelaide, small, canon, van, pass, moving, stolen, eos, arson, passing, theft, dumped, imaging, torched, arsonist, 40d, eos40d, lambert, daihatsu, hijet, allshots, marek, 10 22mm, 10 22, ef s, hi jet, motion, australia

Comments

  • Paula McManus
    Paula McManusover 4 years ago

    I really love this! Where did you spot this? Love the metallic colours & really love the fact the the colours of the train mirror the abandoned car! Great work :)

  • Thanks Paula. It was quite close to Westfield Marion Shopping Centre.

    – AllshotsImaging

  • martinkohl
    martinkohlover 4 years ago

    looks sweet with the train in the back. good shot

  • Cheers Martin. I thought the inclusion of the moving Train would definitely enhance the image.

    – AllshotsImaging

  • David Haworth
    David Haworthabout 4 years ago

    Technically great and visually arresting. Amazing that the tyres didn’t blow and the fire left the bottom bodywork intact!

  • Thanks David. Yeah I was surprised about the tyres not blowing as well. I don’t know if the fire was put out or if it went out by itself. However – as mentioned above – strangely it was there for around 2 weeks! On a more comedic note, there is now a council-erected sign exactly where the Van was left saying ’Don’t dump your junk’. :D

    – AllshotsImaging

  • berndt2
    berndt2about 4 years ago

    love the shot and the method used – excellent use of subtle contrast (love the moving background – inspired!)

  • Thank you berndt2. I’m glad I got there just in time for the train!!

    On a side note, behind the train were some distracting elements such as a power pole/powerlines and a couple of tree tops. These have been edited out to improve the composition.

    – AllshotsImaging

  • Matt Roberts
    Matt Robertsabout 4 years ago

    Awesome photograph!

  • BikerAngie
    BikerAngieabout 4 years ago

    awesome shot

  • AllshotsImaging
    AllshotsImagingabout 4 years ago

    Thanks Matt & BikerAngie!

  • Benjamin Sloma
    Benjamin Slomaabout 4 years ago

    This is amazing. Thank you for your submission to the Old and Abandoned Vehicles group

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...about 4 years ago

    love the movement of the train behind this old abandoned van. and the colours all match … great work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you Louise. Not sure how I missed this comment!

    – AllshotsImaging

  • Lisa Bianchi
    Lisa Bianchiabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • Thanks Jahkeet. :)

    – AllshotsImaging

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