An Old Truck And A Special Day

My friend’s daughter got married yesterday. In between helping with a few last minute details, I snuck away to look at this old gal.

She’s rough but has lots of character and would make for a fantastic photo prop.

The patina!

The seats!

Who needs the paint and shine of a new truck when you can have the rust and honesty of an old one?

The wedding was beautiful too. It was an outdoor ceremony with the reception held in an event barn. After a year of isolation, it was fun watching so many of their friends and relatives celebrate this special day with the happy couple. It was even better to see them so happy.

Congratulations and best wishes to Kayce and Kamau!

Take What You Can Get

This photo always elicits the same reaction – sometimes you just have to take what you can get.

This great old truck was parked in the nearby village of Laurelville earlier this year. Located at one of the busiest intersections you’ll find in any small town, there was a seemingly endless stream of cars, semi trucks, tractors and motorcycles moving by.

And then there was a break – a break exactly the length of my camera’s shutter.

I made one picture before a semi moved into the frame, completely blocking the feed mill across the street.

The light was harsh and I don’t care for the way it’s framed but there wasn’t time to stand around waiting for a second try.

Thus – sometimes you have to take what you can get! Maybe if I had more time I could have grabbed another opportunity and made something nicer. But that wasn’t really an option that day and I’m happy to have something to remember the truck.

And friends, isn’t it a great old truck?