The Old Cadillac on Hemlock Street


Pittsburg, United States

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This has to be one of the strangest cars I’ve come across… Inside the camper is a fake skull wearing Pilots glasses and a red bandana, and decorating the rest of the interior are a host of psychedelic posters that are in different stages of deterioration, slowly falling apart. The old dusty smell is strong as you approach the windows…

I first saw this car three months ago while my wife and I were house hunting. I knew I had to capture it at night, but also knew the sodium light from the street lamps might pose a problem and had no idea how busy the street was at night.

As it turned out, the street was very busy… sort of a shortcut from one main throughway to another, and the person who owns the car keeps a floodlight going, plus the street lamps were closer than I thought… all these factors complicated the shoot, but I was determined. This is the 9th attempt to get the picture without the added glow of headlights.

Though this is in a residential area, I was still a bit wary about attempting this shot. Dogs were barking and the place adjacent to this auto looked like a small junkyard. I was part sure that the owner was going to come out any minute and start yelling…

I toned this photo down in photoshop to take away the yellow overcast and create a darker more sinister scene.

At the shoot I used a combination of Red, Blue, Purple and Green gels. The purple gel was a handmade one that got crushed and left behind… turns out these ones I made with sample gels and gaffers tape that attach to my smaller LED flashlight are much more susceptible to damage than I thought they would be… and I thought they would be.

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