parked...out of gas

Posted by karla (Omaha, United States) on 4 March 2011 in Transportation and Portfolio.

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Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

This is absolutely fantastic.... I feel like in an old western movie ! 5***** Have a lovely day :)

4 Mar 2011 8:21am

@Tamara: Wow, Tamara, thank you very much!!

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Nice photo, I love western nostalgia.

4 Mar 2011 8:32am

@Kenny: Thanks, Kenny, for your visit and comment! I love nostalgia and old places of many kinds. "Western" does seem to be most appealing, however.

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Gorgeous sepia tones and witty title. Love that ‘old postcard’ feel your photograph has.

4 Mar 2011 8:37am

@Arnd: Thanks, Arnd! That was my goal, the old time look, with a more modern twist. My sepia here is probably not quite the same as the old time photographs, but it seems to work well with this image. Glad you liked the title! It's funny what the brain thinks of late at night.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb shot and processing. Love the title.

4 Mar 2011 8:43am

@Sarito: Thank you, Sarito! Thanks for visiting here and commenting. Glad you liked the title, too.

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Excellent !! Great catch ! Well done !

4 Mar 2011 10:20am

@Olivier Paillet: Thanks, Olivier! Thank you for visiting and commenting. So glad you like it! These vignettes are not always easy to find.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A beautiful compo and toning..this looks situated in a great landscape!

4 Mar 2011 11:04am

@Thea: Thank you, Thea! This particular spot was unusually interesting with the trees as a backdrop. Thanks for visiting!

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wow !!! Color and processing are so beautiful !!!

4 Mar 2011 11:21am

@Nazzareno: Oh, thank you!!! Thanks for visiting here.

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the novelty of the title. A fine toning gives this shot a wonderful nostalgic look!

4 Mar 2011 4:39pm

@Don: Thanks, Don, for your comments and the visit. I was after the nostalgia, glad it works!

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great image !Excellent !

4 Mar 2011 5:19pm

@BBM: Thank you!!!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous vintage photograph

4 Mar 2011 8:16pm

@john4jack: Thank you!! I suppose I could have given it even more vintage with a tear and spots,
but I ran out of ... gas! ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This looks just like a still from an early western . . so cool.

4 Mar 2011 8:23pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie!! "Western" seems to be popular, perhaps because of a certain rugged romance, and maybe because it is not that far behind us in time.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool! I wonder how many horsepower that thing has.

4 Mar 2011 10:10pm

@Steve Rice: Minimum of two, I suspect. ;-) I think a lot depends on how much weight is in the wagon, and what the "horse" would be---ox and mule being other possibilities. Surviving diaries of pioneers traveling by wagon are interesting reading.

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

With gas prices now, it's probably a good thing. Better to walk these days. Beautiful shot in your sepia.

5 Mar 2011 4:57am

@Bettina: Thanks, Bettina. Right you are. I am hoping that Omaha develops a better public transportation system. Doubt that a horse and wagon will do it these days! ;-)

saverio from Italy

nice sepia tone

6 Mar 2011 8:32am

@saverio: Thank you!

Franz from Baden, Austria

parked for a very long time, it seems! ;-)) excellent monochrome treatment of this very appealing image - and a funny title, too!

6 Mar 2011 11:18am

@Franz: You are right, the auto long ago took over the transportation around here!

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb B & W love the title

6 Mar 2011 5:24pm

@Christine: Thank you, Christine! I appreciate the visit and your kind comment on this image.

Peter from Moonbeam, Canada

Great find Kala and i love the title.....nice in B&W it makes the photo fit the era....peter:)

6 Mar 2011 7:27pm

@Peter: Thanks, Peter, for your comments! I enjoy doing a nostalgic image, and along with that, the sepia toning.

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Really nicely processed, and a great find!

7 Mar 2011 3:46am

@Nina: Thanks, Nina! Thanks for your visit here and your comment. It was one of those accidental finds, not easily seen by most travelers around the area.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. I like the framing and tones here

7 Mar 2011 11:20pm

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks, Annie! Thanks for your visit and comment.

Nikon D300
1/250 second
F/8.0
ISO 400
142 mm (35mm equiv.)

transportation
covered-wagon

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