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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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….
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.
I’m told they still laugh and reminisce when they tell that story.
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.
While there, I took the time to start playing with the settings on my camera and changing the exposure, etc.
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.
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.
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.
Over the last few months since I’ve taken these photos I have picked and played with my favorite shots.
This was a great experience and I enjoyed the opportunity to photograph the treasures the land owners had at this place.