Friday, April 9, 2010
Beach Run A 1950's Day
Photomatix and processed in Photoshop. I tried to find the exact model on the website..I think its a 1950's job rated truck. While I was there, a tattooed young man came out of a trailer to see what I was doing and I explained that I was taking pictures of that old truck. He said it was his landlords and that I was free to come on the drive and shoot it up close..but I said thanks I'd really like that, but the drive was really muddy from the rains last night and my car was real clean so I passed..maybe on the way home if its dry I'll stop by again. I made an inquiry to DPETCA . Here is the reply: The truck is a late model 1952, or 1953 Dodge Stake truck. 1953 was the last year this series of trucks was manufactured. In '54 the model changed. Here is a link to a brochure that will give you a bit more info: http://dodgepilothouseclub.org/know/1952_1.5%20-%202.5_ton/imgcol/index.htm
Hope this helps,
After leaving that truck behind, I continued my trek down Sussex Highway, when I saw the "Old" abandoned "Bridgeville Diner" I wanted to take some shots there but found it a little difficult as the sun had come out and was now to my west side lighting the diner..so the front was shaded..and it was very windy. So I tried some tight in multiple exposure shots which I then processed in Photomatix. I like the one where I and my tripod show up as a shadow in the paneling of the diner...I stepped away from the tripod when I pressed the shutter and the result was a nice separation in the final image of myself and the tripod.