THE HAPPY PLACE

This was one of those places where you think you’ve found a couple of really cool things to shoot and it turns out that its the honey hole of finds.

fire truck-2 for email

Another that has been on my to-do list for a long time.  I honestly could have spent more time here and the owner was very kind.

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So this will be another one of those posts that is mostly photos and not a lot of info.  I’ll try though so its not so boring.

blue car for email

At one time this yard had a huge stone barn that was the home to cattle.  As the barn started to fall apart due to age, the cattle were moved out and the yard became more of a hang out.

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I was told a story about this place.  The people that hang around here with the owners says its one of their favorite memories of all the time they’ve spent here.

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The yard site looks like it could be a gas station.  This is more so because of the collectibles there and the way the yard is set up.  I don’t think that I would ever assume there was gas available here but….

car for email

So a family pulls into the lot, asks for a fill up.  The wife asks to use the washroom.  The owners and the guests advise the family that while it looks like a gas station, there is no gas but they can help with the rest room situation.

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I’m told they still laugh and reminisce when they tell that story.

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I spent a lot of time out in this yard walking around.  I thought I was coming to photograph this car and the firetruck, which were easily accessible so I wasn’t wearing very good shoes.

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While there, I took the time to start playing with the settings on my camera and changing the exposure, etc.

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It didn’t hurt that the clouds were perfect that day.  When we moved away from the cars there was a shelter with some trucks behind it.  The buildings blocked a lot of the sun which gave me a different effect and allowed me to play around with more settings.  I’m not very confident with all the different settings I can use so this was perfect.

pink car email

I am no car expert but I’m going to say that a majority of these cars were Pontiacs.  What’s left of the emblem on the back of this car also gives it away.

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truck for email

I’m not sure if I had a favorite vehicle from this location.  There were so many of them.  Most of them were parked side by side and a lot of my shots had the front or back end of another vehicle in it.  Or behind it.

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Over the last few months since I’ve taken these photos I have picked and played with my favorite shots.

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This was a great experience and I enjoyed the opportunity to photograph the treasures the land owners had at this place.

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