Rusty old Packard

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 18 July 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

"old Packard" is a redundant phrase since the last one was made in 1958. This one looks like a 1949 or 1950 based on some photos I researched. It had a "For Sale" sign on blue plastic flapping from the driver's window and was parked a few feet from an ugly metal trailer, so I was lucky to find this angle to shoot.

SONY DSLR-A700 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 400 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Really nice. And your processing makes this car more interesting

18 Jul 2012 4:18pm

Donna Lee Michas from New York, New York, United States

I agree with Calusarus, the processing makes this image pop. Nice find and well captured, Harry.

18 Jul 2012 4:52pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

My father-in-law sold these back when. They were smooth running cars. Good shot of this prospect for restoration.

18 Jul 2012 6:31pm

Abena from Maseru, Lesotho

beautifully done! I love how time ages these beautifully, lovely editing too :)

18 Jul 2012 6:51pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Hope she finds someone who can lavish her with the TLC she deserves - nice treatment

18 Jul 2012 8:50pm

@Jules: Yes, when I see junkers like this I wistfully dream of the show cars they could become.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Timeless - a great portrait of this wonderful car.

18 Jul 2012 9:04pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & wonderful!

18 Jul 2012 10:59pm

@omid: thanks

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand


19 Jul 2012 12:13am

@Allan Clark: Thanks.

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent scenery and b&w work

19 Jul 2012 6:28am

mohsen from Iran

beautiful...maybe if you took the frame upper it made a better frame...still it's beautiful

19 Jul 2012 7:37am

@mohsen: Thanks. I always try to move around to find an interesting point of view, so your suggestion is appreciated.

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Nice vintage image!

19 Jul 2012 9:02am

Céline from New York, United States

Nice shot and textures!

20 Jul 2012 6:08pm

alberto fernandez de agirre from bilbao, Spain

Looks like a dream. Excellent balance between subject and processing!!!

21 Jul 2012 11:46am

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

I like your processing with this. The low color saturation gives a retro feeling without resorting to black and white or sepia.

21 Jul 2012 1:29pm

Marcie from United States

What a great old car! Love your processing here. Timeless!

23 Jul 2012 12:28am

Diane - Daily Walks from United States

Your post-processing on this one is perfect, Harry. Really fits the feeling of nostalgia.

24 Jul 2012 12:54am

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