I was super lucky the other day, when Al’s mom was cleaning out a cupboard of old stuff. She pulled out 3 old cameras, and asked if I would like to have them. Oh hell ya, I want them. One is a Polaroid 360 Land camera, with the telescoping front. They were made in 1969-71, and amazingly enough you can still get film for them. There is also a Polaroid 600, with a pack of film from who knows when, and an old 1950’s Birdseye box style camera. I already had the Argus on the far right of this photo.
The Dogwood 52 prompt for this week is Toys-Storytelling. Since I don’t have kids, and no access to toys, I really had to give this one some thought. I got to thinking…these are my “Toys”, how can I tell a story with them. After trying several different ideas, none of which told any kind of story, I decided to try this shot with my cell phone as part of the storytelling.
I am a huge old car buff. When I was in high school the crowd I ran around with drove, built, and street raced cars like Camaros, Mustangs, and anything else with a big motor. Plus my dad always had some old car, or motorcycle rebuild going on, and now my brother carries that tradition on.
Then there is the fact that for most of my driving life, since I was 16, I have owned a motorcycle of some kind. Al and I had Harley’s until about 5 years ago, and we had so much fun riding. So when I heard that a custom vintage bike builder here was having a vintage motorcycle and car show, I was all about going. Now of course, it’s all about the photo op, and I was not disappointed.
There were several old Indian Motorcycles. Love them!! And this fender ornament was certainly a favorite.
I created this photo out of several images. The ornament, a photo of a gas tank, and a couple of textures layers.