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I definitely couldn’t pass this up when I noticed it along the road I was on. What a combination…a colourful garden in the back of a ‘has been’ jalopy. To enhance this image, I desaturated most of the colour, and then brought back the colours of the flowers. To me this is more effective than a full colour pic. For the record, the jalopy is a 1937 Dodge Pick-up.

This ‘floral relic’ was captured with a Nikon D50 and 18-55mm DX Nikon lens near Delhi ON., CANADA

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  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 6 years ago

    What a great find..the contrast between the bright beautiful flowers against this very old rusty yet beautiful truck..great image.

  • Thanks Kim. This was too good to miss.

    – sundawg7

  • Mark Ingram
    Mark Ingramalmost 6 years ago

    I wouldn’t go past this treaure either
    The treatment works well
    Great work and an excellent subject

  • Thanks Mark. This indeed WAS a great treasure.

    – sundawg7

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRosealmost 6 years ago

    What a find!! This is a FANTASTIC shot Ron!!
    Cheers, Rose

  • Thanks for the compliment Rose. This was a great subject to work with.

    – sundawg7

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful work my friend…inst fav

  • Thanks for the compliment Larry, and the faving. However it doesn’t appear that the faving registered, as none is indicated. I hope you don’t mind me mentioning that.

    – sundawg7

  • henrihan
    henrihanalmost 6 years ago

    You did a great job here Ron, the colourful flowers make a wonderful contrast here. A fav for me!

  • Thank you again Henri…and for the faving…much appreciated. This too was my cameras’ delight.

    – sundawg7

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chapplealmost 6 years ago

    Great find, excellent comp and the desaturation works very well.

  • Evidently I didn’t reply in the right box. OOPS!! Thanks for the good words. I hope it’s there again this summer. Regards from Ron.

    – sundawg7

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic work Ron! Wonderful contrast!

  • Thank you kindly. It was a gem to work with. Regards, Ron.

    – sundawg7

  • Jane Best
    Jane Bestalmost 6 years ago

    THis is a treasure! Love the treatment that makes everything look old except for the colorful flower bed in the truck bed! Great shot and very creative and artistic!

  • Thanks bunches Jane. I love old clunkers, but the garden was a definite bonus. Regards, Ron.

    – sundawg7

  • Mariann Rea
    Mariann Reaalmost 6 years ago

    WOW! :) Excellent shot! Applause to the gardener also!

  • Thank you Mariann. That was quite the ideal subject material. Regards, Ron.

    – sundawg7

  • Joel Hall
    Joel Hallover 5 years ago

    Excellent shot, I love how the flowers stand out

  • Thanks a bunch Joel. Yeah, that was quite the combination between the old drab relic and the colourful flowers. I knew I had to make something out of it. As you’re a co-host for All Trucks, I hope to have more pics for you before long. Heck, I may even strike up an interest in big rigs. :-))) >< Ron.

    – sundawg7

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