Thursday, April 02, 2009

Thematic Photographic 43: "Reflective" v.1.0 - 1953 Chevy 5-Window Pickup


"Hot Truck"
Raleigh, NC - March 2009 (Click to embiggen)

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As he frequently does, Carmi's chosen nearly the diametric opposite of last week's theme for this week. For the next seven days we will be exploring the world of the reflective. And in a weird sort of symmetry, I had the diametric opposite problem finding shots for this week. My trouble last week was finding "drab" photos that were still presentable. This week, I looked no further than the car show I attended a couple of weeks back and found more reflective surfaces than I could possibly display. So you're going to be treated to an autocopia this week, because I had enough to handle the entire week before I ever got out of that folder.

Leading off this feast is a 1953 Chevy 5-Window Pickup. I've never been quite sure why Chevrolet called this a "5-Window Cab" when in fact there are seven windows -- including the two "wing glass" front windows. And I guess the windshield doesn't count. Or counts as something different. I mean I get that the three rear glasses were what made it a 5-window, but it seems that if you're going to make a point of that, you'd at least count the things right. I digress.

It's often said that a car (or truck) is a reflection of its owner. In this case, however, I believe it's actually reflecting the owner of the 1965 Corvette Stingray parked next to it (and the photographer shooting it).Violence Unsilenced


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13 comments:

Eaton Bennett said...

Is this the back end of that black beauty you showed us recently?
Stunning! I think I want those wheels.

Lew said...

Great shot of the old Chevy! And those curved corner windows sure helped with visability when backing up.

Lulda Casadaga said...

Simply beautiful...I love it when I'm driving along and suddenly there is an old car speeding along all shiny, and brand new looking... like it jumped through time zone!

Robin said...

Ooh, shiny!

An autocopia, is that like a truck-a-palooza ;-)?

Shadow said...

aaah, nothing better than a shiny (reflective) car...

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Love the shine on those old classic cars. Thanks for sharing.
http://www.ageorgiaangel.com/blog/?p=538

janie said...

cool, white walls an all.

ciara said...

i love this photo. the shiny classic reflecting today. very cool :)

bobbie said...

Someone worked hard to acquire that shine! A really great reflection!

kcinnova said...

Sweet! I love an old truck. :)

NJ said...

I love this shot and that truck!!!

Sweetanlo said...

Great choice for reflective! I jumped in late
here's my reflective

Sweetanlo's Reflective Photos

Lil Bit said...

Wow, that truck is in pristine condition! Wow.