Canon 5D Mark 2, 24-105mm 1:4 lens. Photoshop CS6

1936 Ford Pickup

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The name’s Flyrod. American car culture is my thing. If it rolls, roars, or rumbles I’m into it. Statistics and facts aren’t my gig. My mission is to track down and capture the infamous rides that make up pop culture, and to tell their stories.

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  • flyrod
    flyrodabout 2 years ago

    A drive-by poem by Flyrod

    On a backcountry road rests a dormant black truck
    Approach it with caution and don’t push your luck

    The fogged over window hides a secret inside
    The corps of a driver who took his last ride

    He bought this new toy only three days ago
    It bore a dark history that he didn’t know

    He wasn’t the first; in fact there were seven
    Who with him reside in car lover’s heaven.

    Curvaceous fenders and a plunging front grill
    Gave many a man a heart pounding thrill

    The seat belt and harness would hold him in place
    While the Edelbrook motor was setting the pace

    No crushed metal or sharp broken glass
    No asphyxiation from vapors or gas

    A little pinprick from the back of the seat
    Into his veins the venom would seep

    When the Ford was rebuilt with new paint and chrome
    An eight-legged female would make it her home

    She lusted for men and into their heart
    She lunged with a sharpened little black dart

    As the lifeless body sat there beside her
    Her work was complete, that Black Widow Spider

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work! Love it!!!

  • Thanks a million Vigor.

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 2 years ago

    Excellent work Flyrod.

  • Thanks my friend. Happy New Year.

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

    OMG, what a brilliant story! The image is great, too. I really enjoyed this!

  • That’s nice to hear Dot. Happy New Year my friend.

    – flyrod

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertabout 2 years ago

    Great to see your poetry back, superb image. Bit confused about the bonnet mascot, it looks like one off an old Jaguar.

  • The ornament on the radiator is a grayhound. Common on Ford cars of that erea but I’m not sure the came standard on trucks. Thanks anyway my friend, and Happy New Year.

    – flyrod

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyabout 2 years ago

    i want one!!!!!!!!!
    Verrrry Cooool!!

  • I appreciate that David. and Happy New Year.

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 2 years ago

    Wow – the image is fabulous, as always, and the poem is terrific!

  • Thanks Monnie, and happy New Year my friend.

    – flyrod

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 2 years ago

    Awesome!! :)

  • Thanks very much Keith.

    – flyrod

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the subdued tones and the mist…

  • Thanks bill, and Happy New Year my friend.

    – flyrod

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 2 years ago

    Another work of Art,…and a Fabulous poem to go with it,…
    Amazing post work you do,….

  • Thanks very much John. Happy New Year.

    – flyrod

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