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Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by MiguelATF, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Somehow, perhaps because I spend so much time in small towns with ancient trucks, I always seem to find myself taking photographs of trucks. Old ones, rusted one, majestic ones, forgotten ones. Giant, gargantuan trucks and petite pickups. 18-wheelers and simple 4-wheelers. So....here's a thread for those who either love trucks, like them, or find themselves compelled or driven to go out of your way to photograph them.

    First an old Dodge pickup, parked outside of Ashland, Oregon, something of a landmark for locals -

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    Abandoned Dodge pickup
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    An out-of-commission fire truck - aka a "Seagrave Fire Apparatus" - whose resting place is the small northern California town of McCloud, literally in the shadow of Mt. Shasta -

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    Seagrave Fire Apparatus
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    An extremely rusty Volkswagen pickup, converted from a VW bug, in Portland, Oregon -

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    Everything a car should be
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    A logging truck at the local truckstop alongside the Interstate freeway, in Talent, Oregon -

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    Talent Truckstop 3
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    A Kenworth 18-wheeler at the truckstop in the neighboring town of Phoenix, Oregon -

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    Kenworth Truck
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    An ancient but still semi-functional firetruck in the annual Fall 'Harvest Parade', in my adopted hometown of Talent -

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    Jackson County Fire District
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    An old truck being used as a de facto billboard to advertise the local used Car & Truck emporium -

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    Jim's Better Buys
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    A rusty Dodge 'flatbed' for sale at the same emporium -

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    Dodge flatbed grill
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    Another 'flatbed', the 1954 Chevy 3/4 ton that lives and works at vineyards in the Red Hills of Dundee, Oregon -

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    Selfie with Chevrolet farm truck
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    The same vineyard Chevy flatbed in the snow, in the dead of winter -

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    Front end of a Chevy truck in the snow
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    A muddy Ford pickup on the farm -

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    Truck in the Mud
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    A less muddy Ford of the same vintage stored alongside the outdoor washing machine -

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    Pickup & Washing Machine
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    And finally to round things out, my neighbor's pickup (wouldn't you know it, also a Ford), parked and patiently awaiting a forthcoming rainstorm -

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    Cloudy afternoon
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    So there you have it - a few Trucks that I've encountered over the last few aeons.

    My trucks would like to get together with your trucks, if you'd care to park them in this Thread :)
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2015
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  2. That's quite a collection of shots.
     
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  3. Thanks.

    There are a few more in the collection.

    And then there are the ones that 'got away'....that I drove past and wanted to stop to photograph but never did. Or the ones that drove past me and I wanted to do an instant U-Turn to follow because they looked so cool.

    One thing's for sure though: there will always be more trucks on the road....any road.
     
  4. WoodWorks

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    Dec 21, 2014
    Here's one for the collection, from Bodie State Park in the eastern Sierras.

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    Bodie Truck.jpg
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Sony A7, SEL2470 & Silver Efex Pro
     
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  5. greyelm

    greyelm All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    I couldn't find a van thread so I'll post this here. The Flaming Wheel kitchen.

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  6. Covey22

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    Feb 3, 2012
    1950s Chevy Apache pickup...

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    Peter Tachauer
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    Maritime Canada
    David Emerson
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    The High Plains
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    Brent
    This is the Chevy truck which appeared in the movie Twilight, a favorite of my granddaughters.
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    Troy
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    For a few years we had an Isuzu-powered Safari Trek motorhome. It had the personalized plates "WAY POKY" because it was exactly that. Six tons of motorhome being motivated by a 3.3-liter diesel. Not a happy combo on hills.
     
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  18. Just outside of Ashland, Oregon. Taken with the Olympus 'Tough' TG-5 --

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