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Not unlike a lot of people, I am drawn to rusty metal and peeling paint on just about anything. I weld with scraps of rusty tin in many of my projects and always have an eye open for old ‘stuff’ …

I shot this just outside of Cortez, Colorado in November of 2009. It’s a 1956 Chevrolet. I asked permission to photograph old cars at a salvage yard. The owner and his two guard dogs walked around with me. This was my favorite capture that day.

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chevrolet, 1956, belaire, old chevy, aorbold car

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  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

    Really like this! Love the treatment you gave to it, too.

  • Thank you! This is one of my few “old vehicle” shots that I really like. The junkyard was full of the coolest old metal and peeling paint and yet I couldn’t capture what I was seeing until this shot…

    – Betsy Seeton

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 4 years ago

    Love the tones and pov here Betsy – lovely :)

  • Much appreciated, Trish. I came out quite pleased with this piece. Always nice to hear others like it as well.. Thanks again.

    – Betsy Seeton

  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

    I know what you mean… Been there, done that…

  • Thank you for understanding! I had to redo all my replies last night — or most of them! Grr…! Felt pretty dumb… and inconsiderate…! But thanks.. :)

    – Betsy Seeton

  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

    Of course! You “sound” like a wonderful person and I can’t see how anyone would think you inconsiderate.

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Great image!!!
    Please consider putting this into the 5-6-7 Autos, Trucks and Motorcycles group.
    1950s, 1960s, and 1970s cars, trucks, and motorcycles
    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thanks for the suggestion! I just entered it …

    – Betsy Seeton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    1950s, 1960s, and 1970s cars, trucks, and motorcycles
    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • TWindDancer
    TWindDancerover 4 years ago

    Well captured!

  • Thank you! I sold a print of this in November!

    – Betsy Seeton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in 5-6-7 Autos, Trucks and Motorcycles group.

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you so much, Cee!

    – Betsy Seeton

  • ally617
    ally617over 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. It’s a beautiful shot!

  • Thank you, Allison!

    – Betsy Seeton

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