The Old Good Year Truck

I’ve always thought that when old trucks go to die, their final drivers seem to park them in a spot that will be perfect for photography some day. That’s kind of them.

This truck was found when we were leaving the dinosaur dig in northern Montana. Sometimes it pays to get off the main road and drive around these tiny old towns like Rudyard. Small, out-of-the-way towns are always fun to drive through, but I try to get off the main street and do random zig-zagging looking for nicely composed scenes… old trucks… you know, the sorts of things that are just sitting around waiting for a photo.

Also, you may notice a new feature go live today (or soon) at some point on the site here. It’s called the Meebo Bar, and I think you’ll like it! The best feature, to me, is the ability to drag a picture and very easily share it. I think you know that I invite you all to share these works freely with your friends, and this should make it easy and fun.

The Old Good Year Truck

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Cox/706097947 John Cox

    Love the textures in old cars and trucks – come up well in HDR. Sometimes their owners don’t park them somewhere to die… they keep on using them:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/walnut_iguana/3669110156/

  • http://dionyblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/ DIonysos

    Once again it came out really well in HDR ! This field feels so warm and comfy…

  • http://www.igoralecsander.com Igor

    Love this yellow… fantastic HDR

  • Gail

    Love to see old buildings, farm equipment, etc, sitting in the fields around our valley. Great photo, Trey!!! And you were at the dinosaur dig, wow, now I really am jealous, ;-) Hope you can make it to the Bitter Root Valley someday and photograph our junk, lol. Great job, once again!!!!

  • http://www.terra-trekking.com Thomas

    Boy, they don’t make em like that any more… I seriously doubt you will ever see a 2010 Chevy living out the rest of its years like this..

    That’s a great capture.

  • casusan

    Oh what a cool shot – you always find interesting things to photograph!

  • Ian

    Great shot!
    so do you ask permission to take shots like this… I would feel weird setting up the tripod and stuff taking pics of old (but cool) junk… just wondering… thanks for the post.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks!

    No, I very rarely ask permission. I just do it. It’s just a photo…

    I do ask permission often times when taking a personal shot of an actual person, however.

  • Teamsprock

    I’m jealous of all your pictures in Montana. I have lived in Montana most of my life and have not yet been to Glacier and that side of the state. Do you come to Montana a lot of just take a bunch of pictures when you were here? Keep up the good work!

  • Facebook User

    I love how you seem to find all these things to take pictures of that other people just drive by everyday. I am just starting to see the world that way, but I have a long way to go. Great shot Trey.

  • Mustafa

    thanks. great shot and well HDR :)
    wow.

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