An early 1950s GMC flatbed truck sits in disrepair in a Florien, Louisiana junkyard.

Nikon D7000
Nikkor 24 – 120mm @ 30mm
ISO 400
1/2000 sec
3 Exposures at -3 1/3, -5, and -1 2/3 EV, HDR merged and edited in CSV, with minor post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 3.


gmc, general motors corporation, truck, classic, 1950s, automobile, rustic, rust, bumper, fender, flatbed, briar richard photography

The observable Universe sprang into existence 13.7 billion years ago, and has evolved to observe itself. In my opinion, there’s no greater event to consider. I enjoy astronomy, photography, and time with my wife and little boy. While capturing and editing photos, I jam to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Air Supply, LMFAO, The Foo Fighters, REM, Barry Manilow, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Duran Duran, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, U2, Boyz to Men, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, Queen, Color Me Badd, and The Beach Boys.

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Good restoration project. Nice one Briar. – Ted

  • Appreciate it, Ted!

    – Briar Richard

  • Mike Capone
    Mike Caponeover 2 years ago

    Love the color contrast here. Combined with the vignetting it really drives the eye to the rusty truck. Well done!

  • Hi, Mike! That’s exactly what I was going for. Thanks very much!

    – Briar Richard

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Thanks, Francis!

    – Briar Richard

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    Such a great find, and a perfect candidate for HDR treatment!

  • Thank you so much, Celeste!

    – Briar Richard

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryabout 2 years ago

    I can see why this is a good seller, Briar; it’s alive! Well captured and skillfully processed!

  • Thanks, Mrs. Bonnie.

    – Briar Richard

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