Monday, May 11

Truck Stop

Contributed by A McComb

This picture was taken in Montevallo. A friend and I drove around the country and took pictures of barns and fields and cows. This one field had two wrecked trucks that were perfect photo specimens. The way the flowers were growing around the flat tires and rusty bumpers was really cool. In some places there were vines growing up the sides. As usual I adjusted the levels and contrast. That's it!
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23 comments:

Ashton said...

I really like this image, the colors in it are brilliant. I really like how the rust stands apart from the blue. But the blue is also a compelling color. I feel as if the flowers take away from this shot a little, but there was probably not much you could do, and thus this image is still great. I think adjusting the colors did good for this image, and the contrast feels good as well. Congratulations.

-Ashton

Anonymous said...

I really like this picture it looks very interesting i like the color of the truck. The rust color made the picture valuable and very attractive. I like how the truck is on the middle of the yellow flower. Blue, yellow and rust color go together very will. I also recognized that you did not do lot of work in the picture you just adjusted it. That show how the shot is very good and professional good Job !

Anonymous said...

The spring-like feel of this photo and the bright, colorful pallet of the picture look very nice. The contrast of the old, rusted, bright blue truck and the new yellow flowers look unique. The subject taking up a majority of the photograph helps to make the composition of this picture very good. Overall good picture.
ZD SPHS

Anonymous said...

The subject of this shot is definitely perfect for photography and the color of the truck is excellent. However, the darkness of the background is not looking too well with the rest of the shot, as it is very dark. Other than this, however, the shot is very well done and I think you did well on editing!

DM - SPHS

Larl. said...

What a perfect photo-op..I'm glad you took advantage of such a cool opportunity, I love stumbling upon things like this. I like the vibrant, saturated colors in this image; although the rust becomes almost a little less believable because it is just so orange. I also wish more of the truck was in focus, it seems that the truck bed is but it becomes more blurry as you move towards the front end. If you had gone in and experimented with really sharpening the truck, I think you may have been able to get some cool detail out of the rust and all its little imperfections. Just a thought. All in all, a nice, warm, southern kind of pic.

Anonymous said...

The colors in this picture are excellent. They bring the attention very well. The one thing that I would change is the darkness of the background, but over all it is a really nice picture.
Good Job!
Craig M. -PHS

Anonymous said...

I really Like this picture...I like that it's in an open field that is very vibrant. It's very strange that such a crappy truck would be in such a nice field which leaves a good amount of mystery. I would have liked to see more of the back end of the truck though but other than that it's a very interesting shot.

Townson B - SPHS

NicoleM. RHS said...

I like the color in this photo. The yellow flowers make the blue truck stand out. I like the olden theme to it. The rust in the car gives the picture texture. The crop is good and the overall picture is great.!

Ali H-ERHS said...

I love the bright, vibrant colors of this photo!!! The rust gives it an antique feeling like the truck had been left there for a long time. I like the crop of this photo because the truck fills most of the frame but the flowers around it are still visible. I also like how the entire subject is in focus and the background is still visible. Nice job!

Anonymous said...

SPHS- Truck Stop Photo
I really like how this photo is so bright and colorful. My favorite kind of photos are those with an antique feel, and this definitely falls into that category. I like how the focus is on the trucks and yellow flowers around it, and then the trees in the background are a little darker. The rust on the truck almost seems more visual because the blue of the truck is so bright. Though the photo seems vacant, because of the vibrant colors, it is still bursting with life.
AL- SPHS

Anonymous said...

I really like this photo. When I first saw it it instantly reminded me of the John Steinbeck novel, The Grapes of Wrath, which is a great depression themed novel. It also makes me wonder about the story of how and why this truck was left here. Other than that, I really like the overgrown flowers around the truck and the intensity of the sun. It gives a very happy country theme to the photo. PT-SPHS

Anonymous said...

This is a great photograph that immediately caught my eye. I really like the bright colors of the yellow and blue. There is a very nice contrast in color between the yellow flowers and the blue truck. I also like the rust on the truck, because it shows that the truck is very vintage. This photo also could have a story behind it which makes it more appealing to me. It make me think why was this truck left here and what happened? Lastly, i like how the truck is the main focus and takes up a large portion of the photo, but you can still see the background. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

I really like this picture. I love seeing this kind of thing when I'm out, but it's rare that you get to. This picture gives a feeling of comfortable isolation. Not having the whole truck was a good idea; I like the segment better.
M.S. From SPHS

Anonymous said...

I Love this picture! The colors are so vibrant and the blue truck and yellow flowers contrast nicely. The whole picture just jumps out at you! The rusty old truck provides a perfect opportunity for your mind to wonder as you attempt to figure out the story behind the abandon truck. The vintage feel of the photograph is what i like the best. Nicely done!
HA~ SPHS

Anonymous said...

i really LOVE this picture, i love the country fields, & it really shows the southern aspect of the picture. The colors are beautiful, & I really like it.


hm, sphs

Anonymous said...

this picture is nice, but it reminds me of some the scary movies i have seen. i really,really like the contrast of the colors as well

a.u-SPHS

Anonymous said...

This image reminds me of the past when I used to take rides with my dad in his old pickup truck. But I love the older truck with the uprising beautiful flowers. It gives the image a upscale mood. It's just not an everyday picture. It's one of the pictures you never hardly see.

Anonymous said...

i like the colors in this photo. i like the contrast of the yellow on the blue truck. the rust makes it look very interesting too. i like it :)

Trent H - PHS said...

I really like this picture because the greenish yellow grass and weeds bring out the rust and blue of the truck.

Anonymous said...

This photo has so many colors that compliment each other. I love how it’s darker behind the truck so your eye focus goes straight to the truck and the flowers. You can also see there is some depth between the trees and the truck. I love your story that went along with this picture, I was actually visualizing what you said happened. I can relate and look what came out of that experience, an amazing photograph.
EM- ERHS

Beth said...

I really like the colors in this photo. I like how the blue on the truck and the yellow flowers stand out. The image is clear which is good and I like how the rust has detail even though it is a little part of the image. nice job (:

Anonymous said...

This picture is completely stunning. All of the colors are so ridiculously vivid it’s great. The lighting is great it helps give off the vibe that this truck is just sitting in a random field in the middle of the country. I like the way the little yellow flowers pop against the bright blue truck paint and overall this picture is pretty calm, cool, and chill.
DM-ERHS

Victoria D. said...

This is so cool! I love how the blue contrasts with all the rust and the blooming flowers around it. All the colors “pop out” for some reason. The background is a bit dark though, but it doesn’t really matter. The old truck is the main highlight. VD-ERHS