Shot and posted by Don Kincl
Is that a King Midget in the lead shot?
Nice shot of a King Midget in the first photograph…don’t see them very often…
Wow, nice shots. I was expecting to see a bunch of more modern cars, but these are still neat to see.
Wow, a ‘65 Pontiac Ambulance… seems to me there was a CC on one of those not too long ago…
That one’s actually a 63. I once got a ride in one just like this, from the small town where some relatives lived. An aunt was a nurse who had ridden with a patient being brought to Fort Wayne for some kind of treatment. Somehow it was worked out with my mother that I would travel back with her and stay at her house for a few days. I got to ride in the little attendant’s seat in the back of that metallic silver-blue Pontiac Ambulance – probably built by Superior, I later learned.
I am amazed at the variety the low-volume truck builders turned out. I don’t think I have ever seen a Dodge like that one.
I’m getting big vibes of that scene in Toy Story III.
I thought the 1st image was from a very well rendered video game. Definitely looks like a post-apocalyptic setting, and that assortment of vehicles is unreal.
I’m getting a real “Mad Max” vibe from the first two shots.
That first shot looks more like a painting. If it was available? I’d frame it. It’s a great piece of art.
That ’56 hardtop Sedan De Ville tugs at the heartstrings. For some reason it was one of my favorite cars. No matter how much I liked it, I didn’t like it enough to keep it.
Great shots. This style never fails to captivate my attention because people just cannot see this way naturally. Your technique appears to involve exposure blending. That is taking one over exposure and one under exposure and blending them together in Photoshop. The attached example are some geological concretions.
The hearse seems to have a couple of four barrels poking out of the hood.
> The hearse seems to have a couple of four barrels poking out of the hood. <
Used to work in Springfield. Never noticed this salvage yard.
Since Springfield in those days (60s) was heavily industrial, especially forest products and timber harvesting businesses, it might explain all the trucks. And the ambulances. They probably got worn out fetching all the accident victims that were a regular part of life in the big timber. The King Midget? Perhaps it was used for gathering kindling wood, or maybe hauling away the output of a wooden match company?
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