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One of the coolest places to tromp around in search of images is a junkyard full of old cars. My primary passion is landscape photography. There’s nothing like watching the sun rise from a mountain top or capturing the beauty of the scenery I see as I travel. But, I’m also intrigued with old cars. I’ll shoot car shows, random cars I encounter, etc. My favorite collection of old vehicles is Old Car City located in White, Georgia.
About This Junkyard
Old Car City is a large collection covering 6.5 miles of trails surrounded by over 4000 old cars. There are so many cars and trucks here that Hot Rod magazine named Old Car City “Junkyard of the Month” in 2009. The difference between a typical junkyard and Old Car City is that they don’t sell parts. Instead they sell restorable cars like the Desoto pictured below.
Everywhere you look you’ll find a bit of history. Here you’ll find cars you may have only read or heard about like Studebakers, AMC vehicles (remember the Pacer?), vintage Cadillacs, etc.
Equipment and Processing
All these images were made with a tripod mounted Fuji X-Pro1 and the various Fuji XF lenses. I find that if I force myself to use a tripod I slow way down and focus on composition and image making instead of taking quick snaps of a subject. Images were processed in Lightroom and tweaked a bit in Nik’s Color Efex Pro.
© 2012, The F/Stop Guy: A Trip To The Junkyard, Old Car City
I had the opportunity to join a number of photographers this weekend at an old, family owned, junk yard called Old Car City. Located in White, GA, Old Car City, has been a family owned business since 1931. This is no ordinary “junk yard”. Here you’ll find a huge collection of over 4000 old cars including Studebakers and Elvis’s last car. If you need a restorable car, this is the place. More information can be found here.
The field trip, sponsored by the Southeastern Photographic Society, enabled us to wander and explore the grounds and photograph this huge collection of vehicles.
We chose our shots carefully as many cars were tucked into groups by model. Accessing some of them meant crawling amongst other cars to get the best angle. I think it was worth it.