Jet on rust

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 12 January 2015 in Transportation and Portfolio.

I didn't record the make or year of the car with this hood ornament. It seems a mid 1950s General Motors car to me, I would guess a '55 or '56 Chevy. Any opinions?

SONY DSLR-A700 1/60 second F/13.0 ISO 800 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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12 Jan 2015 5:50am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fascinating weathering . . like a permanent shadow.

12 Jan 2015 6:20am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec la carrosserie rouillée quel vue quel sigle et image superbe

12 Jan 2015 7:42am

philippe from saint medard d, France

Très bon. Malgré une carrosserie rouillée, le sigle reste impeccable. Surprenant

12 Jan 2015 8:54am

Miss K from Loiret, France

J'aime beaucoup le rendu de la matière qui a passé les épreuves du temps

12 Jan 2015 9:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

J'aime beaucoup ta photo

12 Jan 2015 12:22pm

jean pierre from paris, France

excellent cadrage!! amitiés

12 Jan 2015 12:47pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

I like the sleek look of the hood ornament. It is interesting how the chromed items on old cars survives better than the paints of those years.

12 Jan 2015 4:04pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This shot is excellent. I don't know that car is. I'll see

12 Jan 2015 4:42pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

If I'm not mistaken, is a Oldsmobile Mercury (about '55)

12 Jan 2015 5:02pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

No!, better: Is the "Big M " Mercury for 1956 :

12 Jan 2015 5:05pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing and texture of the rust . It could be a CHEVY Bel Air too...

12 Jan 2015 5:41pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic frame and textures ... love your title!

12 Jan 2015 7:07pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, colors & textures!

12 Jan 2015 7:50pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fabulous close up!

12 Jan 2015 8:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It looks like it is ready to just take off and fly away! Wonderful rust!

12 Jan 2015 10:17pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

No idea of the year, but I like the ornament. Those sure were fancy cars back then.

12 Jan 2015 11:25pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Ready for take-off. Very cool shot.

13 Jan 2015 12:02am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Jan 2015 9:30am