The Tech Part – - – Canon G11 Compact Camera – Wide-Angle Lens (6mm) – I shoot RAW – Orton effect that’s for sure – Photoshop is the glue that holds all those wacky layers together – almost forgot the tripod – and my trusty electronic cable release ~:0)

The Story Part – - – This 56 Chevy Truck is a complete frame-off resto. Nothing else to be said. Nada – thas all there is to it. Good night! – – – Ha! Ur not getting off so easily. Most of U know by now that I can not cut it that short. No Way! ~:0)

Well first off this is not the first time we’ve worked up a VivaChas! pix of this delightful pickup. This 56 Chevy truck (u know those were made by Chevrolet) appeared in one of our most popular prints. Seems I remember it was called Cowgirl Up or something similar. Truth is – I think I like this pix more. It’s got that amazing sunset!

The truck is parked on a bluff overlooking Medina Lake over on the Bandera County side. Yeah I know U can’t see the lake in the print. That’s b/c night’s coming on and the lake is down the hill a bit in a dark canyon. At least it’s a cove of the lake. The body of water is quite large and split b/tween two counties in the hill country. Oh – that’s in Texas. Some might not have known that ~:0)

Course another reason the lake may not be visible in the shot is the drought that’s been going on the last couple yonks. Doesn’t seem all that dry to me. Back home it’s so dry that when the monsoons arrive we all runs outta the local – fourecks in hand – and does the happy it’s raining dance. Cept for Trevor – he’s not so easy to impress. Seems to me up here in the hills it’s rained some. Just not enough to keep the scenic lake brimming. Still – it’s a great spot for sunrises and sunsets and general rocky foregrounds and tree lined backgrounds. That keeps me pretty happy as a photog of hot rods and rat rods and such. ~:0)

Anyway – there’s nothing like a nice – mostly stock appearing – pickup in the form of this nice 56 Chevy truck. It’s a whole nother kind of driving, parking and sunset watching than a modern pickup. Commemorate the nostalgia! Get urself a nice print. It even has Chevrolet emblazoned across the tailgate for all u Chevy fans. ~:0) VivaChas!

I am a biological entity who yonks back chose to become a Texian – Hot Rod Art is me Game – make em – drive em – photograph em – make art about em ~:0) VivaChas Hot Rod Art!

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  • canonman99
    canonman99over 1 year ago

    great color contrast CS

  • Thanks Canonman99 – U know Color Contrast is me second cousin’s middle name and I have an uncle with numbers in his name – small world ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 1 year ago

    Awesome Truck and love that sky!

  • Thanks Rita – I like ur take on this pix ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago

    25.1.13 @ 7.20 am

    Love the cloud colour

  • Thanks Karen – yeh it’s a treat when the sun and sky get into a cooperative mood and it all comes together ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • shadesofcolor
    shadesofcolorover 1 year ago


  • Thanks – at first I thought u had written sunning – which worked in the comment as well – that sun sometimes works wonders with those clouds, eh? ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • leapdaybride
  • Thanks – I’m all about the light ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • flyrod
    flyrodover 1 year ago

  • Thanks Flyrod – just make sure they come after breakfast – bring their own lunches and leave b/4 supper time ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 1 year ago


  • It’s true Karen – I am Addicted to Photography ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 1 year ago

    great artwork.
    my best, francis.

  • Thanks Francis – U know me – night & cars is what I’m all about – - – mostly ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaover 1 year ago

  • Laddie! Thanks – it’s good to have a home and when ur noticed there it’s even better ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Joanna 888
    Joanna 888over 1 year ago

    that’s really cool, what you wrote. thankyou…I make the photos mimic the way our brain and heart remember fondly important moments – beautiful.

  • Joanna – thanks ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

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