ONE HORSE POWER..........! by Roy  Massicks


Small (21.9" x 16.4")

Available to buy on…


One horsepower – I think this would be about right as the horse would be the only thing moving in this picture !
This is a Standard Ten made between 1954 – 1960. Price then was 481 pounds sterling. If you wanted to buy one now in good condition it would cost you around 1800 pounds sterling. Or, one as in the picture, 300 pounds.

Photograph taken at the tractor and vehicle graveyard at Opua near Paihia, Bay of Islands. New Zealand.

LUMIX GH2 at 54mm, 1/80, f/9, iso 160, mode manual.
From a single RAW image, tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.


standard 10, car, abandoned, horse, derelict car, opua, paihia, bay of islands, new zealand


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

  • tunna
    tunnaover 2 years ago

    Great title Roy.She (the car) has seen better days LOL. Great shot mate

  • Many thanks Neil – not beyond restoration though !

    – Roy Massicks

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    Another great find Roy .. this graveyard is full of suprises !! ..Love this xx

  • Yes it is Gail and I lurve surprises ! Thank you for your kind comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Another nice find Roy.

  • Thank you very much Sheryl – another one for the calendar !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Great find Roy well captured.

  • Many thanks Julie for the kind comment and favourite – I do like the effect on grass that a gentle touch of photomatix does to a photo !

    – Roy Massicks

  • marilyn diaz
    marilyn diazover 2 years ago

    Great shot and title. Didn’t notice the horse at first. A fave.

  • Thank you so much Marilyn both for the kind comments and the favourite. There were three horses in the next field – I was hoping I could get all three in then I could have uprated the title to ’ Three Horsepower !’

    – Roy Massicks

  • Kim Hansen
    Kim Hansenover 2 years ago

    Great capture Roy.

  • Many thanks Kim – I had so much fun that day !

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Great capture Roy, love the horse in the background and your play on words.

  • Thank you so much Andrea – only have to do four more and I have a calendar ! There was one horse with a bandaged leg so must go back and see how he is !

    – Roy Massicks

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 2 years ago

    Great find and a lovely shot Roy.

  • Thank you so much Gary – four more and it’s a calendar for next year !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago


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