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Keith Dotson | Catching Shadows

THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER KEITH DOTSON

Black and white photographs of a long-abandoned antique truck stuck in a ditch

Black and white photographs of a long-abandoned antique truck stuck in a ditch

Pictures of an abandoned delivery truck that became stuck in a ditch on a curvy backroad a long time ago, and was never rescued

I’m not sure what happened here. It seems this old Ford delivery truck driven into a ditch along this curvy back road in the hills, and was never pulled out again. How long has it been here? Why did they leave it? The answers are uncertain, but the truck itself is a visual feast, with it’s fading yellow amateur paint job cracking and peeling away from the metal.

This is how I found the truck, stuck in an overgrown ditch on the wrong side of the road.
This is how I found the truck, stuck in an overgrown ditch on the wrong side of the road. Buy a fine art print.

From the direction of the rust on the back of the truck, it’s obvious this old Ford has been sitting here for a while. That’s a rather large hole in the passenger side windshield (detail below).

Broken Windshield on an Abandoned Antique Truck Found in a Ditch (IMG_4975). Buy a fine art print here.
Found on Road Dead - Abandoned Delivery Truck (IMG_4968)
Found on Road Dead – Abandoned Delivery Truck. Buy a fine art print here.
Ford emblem on the front of an abandoned antique truck
Ford emblem on the front of an abandoned antique truck. Buy a fine art print.
Door of a handpainted old truck (IMG_4966). Click to buy a fine art print.
Door of a hand-painted old truck (IMG_4966). Click to buy a fine art print.

Whoever gave the truck its final paint job did it by hand, with a paint brush. Brush strokes are still visible, and the work was sloppy, even covering over locks. On the detail photograph (above), beautiful cracking patterns can be seen.

Rusty antique Ford truck
Rusty antique Ford truck. Buy a fine art black and white photograph.

The paint is lifting and peeling away from this old Ford logo on the side of the truck. And, at bottom left can be seen a patch of mold. Over time, nature will reclaim these materials.

I hope you enjoyed this unusual look at this unclaimed old truck. Fine art black and white photographs can be purchased by clicking on the photographs or the links in the captions. I have tons of other photographs on my website.

Thanks for reading.

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~ Keith

 

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