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Heavy Metal

 

But NOT scrap metal!

See the sign on the car at Astrid's post today.

Somewhere near the farm in Bath, England.



Heavy Metal

 

But NOT scrap metal!

See the sign on the car at Astrid's post today.

Somewhere near the farm in Bath, England.



comments (51)

The mileage might not be so good, but character? You betcha! What a great treatment you've given it - I have this compulsion to brush the rust off myself!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Linda. I have a feeling it's lived a colorful life. grin
Some powerful carwash here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You betcha, Graeme. grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jul 2012, 01:03
Of course its not scrap, Ginnie...this fine vehicle is being prepared for a makeover...
Ginnie Hart: I'll just trust you on this one, Ray. HA!
Wonderful images from you both!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Elizabeth.
I agree with Astrid Ginnie... it's a fixer-upper lol... love your colour treatment... it enhances the rust....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: A photographer's dream car, Peter! HA! Thank you. smile
If this car could talk, i'm sure it would have a lot of stories to tell! Excellent capture.! Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Sue! I have a feeling it's been blabbing away for a long time now. smile Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jul 2012, 04:33
WOW, that is a lot of Heavy Metal there. I love your treatment. I wonder how it looks after the paint job. Great POV.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. I wonder long long it's been sitting there like that, waiting for its next journey?!? smile
  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 9 Jul 2012, 05:32
Looks like a Triumph ... a scrape and a lick of paint and she'd be as good as new!

You get your WP issues sorted?
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure any number of us could make something of it, Geoff, if we could get our hands on it! smile Thanks.

And yes, once you rescued my comment from the Spam box, I think we fixed it...at least for your site.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Jul 2012, 05:51
Nature at its very best. Great image
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, SAVO. Nature always has her way! smile
you get the cooolest photo ops, Ginnie... frankly i'm a little jealous smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elaine. It does help to get out-n-about, doesn't it!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Jul 2012, 07:08
I like the colour treatment here, Ginnie, with rust being the primary colour!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lisl. It seemed appropriate for what we saw!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Jul 2012, 08:00
The person who owns this must be very skilled or optimistic Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I was thinking the same, Chris. It makes me wonder how long it's been sitting there like that and how many inquiries it's had?!
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 9 Jul 2012, 08:11
Old, old beauty... Like♥
Ginnie Hart: You'd have a heyday there, Luiza! Thanks.

BTW, could you please check your Spam box to see if my comment is there? And do you use Wordpress? My comment seems to have been eaten up!
Looks like a Triumph Stag to me. A friend of mine had one many years ago.
Ginnie Hart: You may be right, Bill, because Geoff also thinks the same. Makes you wonder if it will ever find its former glory?!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 9 Jul 2012, 08:29
This is like our sports car which we have booked in for beauty treatment.
Ginnie Hart: May she live so long, Chad! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 9 Jul 2012, 09:18
Love the title..and what a great find..altho a somewhat sad one. Amazing 'grunge' effect here!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. You do have to wonder what it's all about and how long it has sat there to warrant such a sign.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2012, 09:34
Your processing has made this even more rusty than it probably is. I thought that this have been caught in barn fire at first but it's just a shell - no sign of any wheels or engine, etc. I thought it was a Triumph 2000 at first but now I'm thinking it is a Stag.
Ginnie Hart: This whole scene screamed GRUNGE to me, Alan. HA! You're the 3rd person who has called it a Triumph, and the 2nd to add Stag. That probably means you're right?! smile
Ha ha... I'm an Indie fan.
You saw my Indian temple pictures today?
That explains why I am an Indie fan. wink

You always find some really interesting stuff to shoot.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you love the connections we can make between blogs and posts, LC! And yes, there's always something really interesting to see everywhere we go!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Jul 2012, 09:53
Looks like it needs much love and care good photo
Ginnie Hart: Someone definitely does NOT want it to be relegated to the scrap heap, Vintage! Thanks.
Interesting capture Ginnie, wonder what it would look like in B&W.
Ginnie Hart: Even grungier, I'm sure, Fred?!
Will need a lot of elbow grease to restore this one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: And does anyone have it, Peter??? grin
Talking about matches..., I would save it too.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'd love to talk to its owner, Juan Carlos, to get the low-down on it. smile
Fabulous processing !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jul 2012, 10:50
A fabulpus capture of this old has been car Ginnie. Looks like it is in serious need of some TLC. Beautifully seen!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurette. I bet there are a lot of people who'd love to get their hands on this one! smile
The restoration project that was never got underway, I think a lot of us blokes have had aspirations to doing something like this but never found or had the time. Makes a great photo though.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. I definitely saw this as a good photo op for any number of blokes out there. HA!
  • Elsabe
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jul 2012, 11:36
I love your color processing !!!
I'm itching to get some spray paint and get this car back on the road.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You and a whole bunch of others, Elsabe. grin Thanks for the smile.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 9 Jul 2012, 11:45
There are those who make 'lemonade out of lemons' and you, my friend, have found 'art in junk!' Cool capture!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sue. THANK YOU.
A great picture Ginnie, but what a shame to see an old classic like this in such poor condition.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. Don't you wonder!
Triumph Stag, I'd say...a great looking car....in former years grin A great shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. You're the 4th person who's said it's a Triumph Stag so I'm taking your word for it. I can just imagine what it looked like in its day!
Superb photo with a beautiful texture. I like it. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely day Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jul 2012, 13:27
Whoever is the owner forgot to dry it off after it had a Bath. Now it is Rusty and not Scrap Metal. Maybe.
Ginnie Hart: Could be, Louis. I knew there had to be a logical explanation! smile
No doors, no roof, no engine, no wheels, no windows, but not scrap? Could have fooled me!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly what I thought, Tom!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jul 2012, 14:45
This was once a glory of a pompous, luxury car -your processing has given it back some glittering splendour - at least in our imagination! Chris might know more about the owner of this car.
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't you love to learn more, Philine! smile We were so happy to find it on our walk-about that first day.
Ginnie Hart: Oh-Oh-Oh! Wouldn't it be something if this could end up looking like that! Thanks for the link, Martin!
It would make a great conversation piece in someone's den...
Ginnie Hart: HA! You sure have a great imagination, Larry. grin
Your treatment enhances very nicely the rust effect Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
Oh dear is this where Chris put you up.
Ginnie Hart: Pretty nearby, Mick, yes. grin
  • george
  • Germany
  • 9 Jul 2012, 20:05
I guess in the current heatwave in the USA, it would have just the right amount of ventilation.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, George, you're right...even though this was in England!
Fantastic. The front of the car has an air of menace about it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dave. You do wonder what message it wants to give off! smile
Just out of curiosity, is there a way to get your posts here by email? I tried the RSS feed, but nothing happened. I could be looking right past it!
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Linda. I'll ask John, one of our administrators....
so sad to see good cars gone bad ...
Ginnie Hart: Better here than on the junk heap, though, right, Dennis??!
  • Paule
  • US
  • 10 Jul 2012, 04:43
A relic.

Paule
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Ginnie Hart: Indeed.
It needs a little sanding and a fresh paint job.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Michael...and maybe a bit of elbow grease? smile
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 10 Jul 2012, 07:12
Remains of a glorious past
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Oscar. I wonder if it has a future?
  • tede
  • Germany
  • 10 Jul 2012, 15:21
It's when you take me for a walk in your superb car Ginnie smile Superb image and superb processing. Nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe one day I will invite you, Tede. grin Merci.
Fantastic photograph. I am greeting
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zielona.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jul 2012, 21:13
Heavy and tired...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Cherry, I'm sure you're right!
Wabi-Sabi!!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes! Why didn't I think of that! smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 11 Jul 2012, 22:23
this looked like a nice car back then.. i like the textures you captured here, nice work.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. I'm sure there are a lot of people who'd love to get their hands on it! smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 14 Jul 2012, 21:51
Great processing love all the rusty tones and the textures.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Frida. smile
not just the car, the whole place, this whole shot exudes that same quality
Ginnie Hart: HA! It did feel like it deserved something really grungy, Ayush. smile Thanks.

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