Bob Legg  


General Motors Truck #1370 by Bob Legg

November 2021 - General Motors Truck #1370

November 2021 - Bob Legg

Original

About the Image(s)

This 1940’s truck was found in Maine at a Used Car Museum. Yes, you read that correct, it cost $5 to photograph dozens of old vehicles.

ISO 500, 135mm, f11 at 1/800 sec. Processed in Lightroom Classic.


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9 comments posted




Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
Hi Bob, Your $5 resulted in a wonderful image! Money well spent. The close up allows me to appreciate the texture of the peeling paint and rust. I like the way your processing brings out the text. I find it humorous that the name plate includes "truck" as if the fact it is a truck isn't obvious!

Does the #1370 mean there are more than 1,000 vehicles in that museum?   Posted: 11/02/2021 16:34:08



Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Bunny. Yes, I checked the web to try to narrow down the year of the truck and that's the way the trucks were all labeled. To this day GMC refers to themselves as a truck company but some people thought it best to remove the truck part off the name. The Museum only has about 400 vehicles. Since I shoot multiples of many images and then submit to multiple clubs as well as PSA, I use the last 3 or 4 numbers from the unique filename that my camera generates to narrow down to the specific image submitted. As a matter of fact, PSA requires any image entered into competition to have a "Unique" and not a bland descriptive name unless you are prepared to never use such a bland name again.   Posted: 11/07/2021 19:49:42



Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk
Bob

The best 5 bucks you have spent in awhile

Love the shot, Nice texture, toning etc

Regards

Emil   Posted: 11/11/2021 12:14:04



Israel Yosef   Israel Yosef
Hi Bob,

Great texture, light and contrast.
Great job

All the best.
Sincerely.

Israel   Posted: 11/12/2021 00:57:01



Leah Konicki   Leah Konicki
Thanks, Bob,
thank you for sharing. Old beat up trucks have so much potential for photographers, and they seem to lend themselves well to black and white. I agree, $5 was a great investment! Didn't know that "truck" was officially part of the company name.
Enjoyed your image!   Posted: 11/13/2021 09:39:50



Leah Konicki   Leah Konicki
Thanks, Bob,
thank you for sharing. Old beat up trucks have so much potential for photographers, and they seem to lend themselves well to black and white. I agree, $5 was a great investment! Didn't know that "truck" was officially part of the company name.
Enjoyed your image!   Posted: 11/13/2021 09:39:50



LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
I like your General Motors Truck, Bob, just as you have photographed it. The texture captivates the eye and pulls me. You captured the essential features of the vehicle with the logo and a like-new light! It looks like the light has been intact for a while. I also like your crop.

I do not have any suggestions. Well done!   Posted: 11/13/2021 10:18:13
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks LuAnn. Yes, I gave the light a little polish. Glad you liked it.   Posted: 11/13/2021 10:35:37



Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Excellent work, Bob! I played with your original image... modifying the lighting, the tones, etc. but, in the end, I preferred your B&W conversion. Nicely done!   Posted: 11/17/2021 11:05:20