Chevy in the rough
Port Stanley, ON, September 2008 [Click to enlarge]
Everything has its prime. When it's new and perfect, it's easy to find a flawless angle. But over time, the world takes its toll. Cars get rusty and dented. Bricks crumble. Skin gets wrinkly. Sadly, it's almost in our nature to look elsewhere.
This red Chevrolet stood out in the parking lot behind Mackie's, an almost-century-old restaurant just off the beach in this cottage/resort town on Lake Erie's northern shore. Our eldest son, Zach, saw it from way off and knew it would make a great photo subject. But as we drew closer, it became apparent that this car had seen better days. I couldn't find a workable composition in between the haphazardly applied bondo, mismatched paint and faded, scuffed chrome. I almost gave up before it dawned on me: Its imperfection is part of the story. That's the beauty.
So this week's Thematic Photographic theme, faded, zooms in on stuff thay may be a little older, a little run down, a little broken, a little humble, a little forgotten. Here's how this weekly photofest works:
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