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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:41 AM

Hey, folks, just interested in those ULTRA COOL pictures you (YOU!) have taken during trips, walks, drive-throughs, etc . . . of interesting places. They can be about cars, trucks, motorcycles, any type of vehicle or they can just simply be interesting stuff to you.

You know, the PICTURES that perhaps have launched a project or two. It would also be great to see a couple of early pictures in your development as a photographer and then a couple of recent ones just to see how far your eye has traveled. Are there particular themes or motifs you look for. (I keep an eye out for RUST, as you know.)

I will start by taking my own medicine:

Here are a couple of pictures from when I started my roadside attraction addiction (R.A.D):

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And here are a couple of more recent ones . . .

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Enjoy and have fun and keep it clean, please. :D :D :D

#2 Jared Roach

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:54 AM

I found these the other day, they were pretty rough but at least they looked cool. Not great photos but I was surprised to see them just on the side of the road.

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And this picture of my truck I just love, it looks so good to me and it's one of the best pictures I've ever taken.

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#3 Eshaver

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:59 AM

Since I do dioramas of old service stations , here I'll share some shots taken with a 1944 Agfa twin lens camera :
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former Amoco station- it's gone now .............
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former Atlantic station built in 1930. It ceased to be a service station about 1955. It was a automobile electric shop till 59. It became Moore's Body and Fender, still is .

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#4 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:54 AM

Very cool. I think it helps to be in places where one can still find a lot of these older cars. It's getting harder and harder for me to find roadside eye candy these days when it comes to cars. I get the bad feeling that most of these vehicles are disappearing rather quickly. So, thank you for photographing them.

Ed, you know I'm a sucker for old gas stations too. Share on, everybody.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:05 AM

G,day mate , i got two , first one is of what is suppose to be the first car made in australia . It's a 48-215 holden commonly called a FX holden , the photo was takin many years ago at an outback place called silverton , it's next to broken hill where they filmed mad max .


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The second one is of whats left of the fuel depot from mad max 2 .
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:25 AM

Baby Girl when she was 6
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#7 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:37 AM

Very cool pictures . . . here are some of my faves from my collection:

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:35 AM

Cool stuff Jared I'd love that Datsun . Cool find.Dr cranky was that ole brick building a fire house? And what is that metal contraption ?

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:49 AM

I have a few some are a littler older also my camera has issues with the date so it's not accurate.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Imagethis next photo was taken when I was in Florida downtown Disney in front of Lego world . I love that place.Posted Image some current car show pics.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:56 AM

Posted Imagemy favorite road side find to dat is this old international screaming for some ones help. Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Imageole Chevy Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Imageseen this in Tennessee Posted Image

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

Cool stuff Jared I'd love that Datsun . Cool find.Dr cranky was that ole brick building a fire house? And what is that metal contraption ?


Shane, believe it or not it was some sort of a bank, and it got refurbished this year, a great surprise that did not please me in the least. I did get a chance to walk into the old vault, but everything got reworked and repainted. It's just not the same.

The other picture is of some sort of shipyard equipment. I have no idea what it is used for.

Thanks.

Oh and BTW, that 50 Ford truck is BEAUTIFUL. Someone should do it in exactly that color. ;) :wub:

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:00 AM

Wow I never thought of a bank. We have a similar building up here and it was a fire house.as for the 50 ford someday when I have some extra cash I'm gonna pic one up.Kit that is.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:52 PM

Sorry,I got no time to stop..

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

I love the avalanche warning sign. Very cool pictures . . . hope more folks will help keep the ROADSIDE eye candy coming.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

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040512 Wigwam Motel Holbrook Arizona 012 by SoCalCarCulture, on Flickr

I happened to be in Holbrook, Arizona last month and had to stop and take a few pics!

See the slideshow here...http://www.flickr.co...781758699/show/

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

First roll of 2012 for my crew, 5 acre roadside fire

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San Jose Fire Department's San Jose Sharks (Hockey team) themed fire engine

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Skycrane dipping in the Merced river (I took the photo roadside on CA Hwy 140)

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A restored Marin County Sheriff's Department cruiser

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:27 AM

Nice ehy candy aaron . I likE mt Shasta the best.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:06 AM

some very cool pics there ill post some when i can find them in my computer! LOL

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:27 AM

Good resource images! Thanks for posting them!