The source for this was an old Ford Ranger in the Walmart parking lot.
Another one from Gator Automotive. I like the delicate look, but have no idea what object this cracking paint is covering.
Previously on this blog I posted some photographs (Totem, Brake lathe, My mother would have seen owls, and Wheel balancing equipment) taken at Gator Automotive in Carbondale, Ill., which is owned by my friends Karen and George. Karen was so kind as to allow me to wander around the shop and take photographs after the other mechanics had left. Tools, car parts, the lifts, the walls—everything was fair game. For my friends in Carbondale I should clarify that this was at Gator’s old shop near the University Mall, not the big new environmentally friendly facility they built later a couple of miles east. The old shop was cramped, crammed with stuff, and extravagantly dirty. I’m sure the mechanics like the new place better. There they actually have room to work, and they suffer much less in the winter and summer. But for a photographer, the old place was the place to be. I’ve found a couple more Gator photographs that I like from 2004. This is one of them; it’s a bit of the wall at the old facility. Pentax Optio S40, some color saturation added.
Back to abstracts.
I finally redesigned my photography website and it’s now live. Readers of this blog will find some photos that I’ve posted here, but also lots of older ones. These images were taken with a wide range of cameras. Some of the oldest were digitized from negatives; others were taken with a digital SLR, with a variety of point-and-shoots, with my new 4/3 Olympus, and with my iPhone. I hope you enjoy the website! Feedback is heartily invited.
Subaru air filter. Fuji X10.
Fuji X10, cropped and sharpened.
iPhone photo, converted to grayscale.
It started with a reflection on a car hood. Yet another iPhone photo, color-manipulated and with a watercolor filter applied.
Slight crop, slight color intensification. I think this works better as a piece of abstract art than most of the others in my headlight/taillight series.