Acres of rusted metal and cars that haven’t run in years, cool! For a photographer it’s the equivalent of being a kid in a candy store. This is the second year that PSRI has come here and many members returned. Roland Pelletier, (sales manager) is a wonderful host. He allows us access to the grounds after we have signed in, and listened to his rules to protect his business and keep us safe. He promotes photography by encouraging us to leave our business cards on the board in his office. He hangs up any printed images given to him, so that anyone entering the office can view them. He also asks us to post any images we like on his facebook page.
When you first walk into the junkyard there are rows of newer cars. Some I recognized from last year and others I didn’t, My first stop was a light blue Chevy from the 1950’s where I decided to have some fun with wide angle distortion. Then I took my time weaving in and out of the rows of cars looking for abstracts in the rust. The side of a Volkswagon bus had the best rust. Just before entering memory lane I took a panoramic of the whole place. So many cars, so little time. In memory lane are the old cars that I’m sorry to say are becoming fewer, but it is still where most of the members spend their time. Ted Lawson used an antique camera to take an image of an antique car. How perfect. The old Pontiac that still had the hood ornament of Chief Pontiac was gone. It was my favorite from last year, but a Plymouth with the boat on the hood took it’s place. Memory lane is a good place to get interior shots. We are allowed to open doors and hoods, get into the cars and move car parts around, but everything needs to be put back in it’s place when we are finished. Wheels, rust, headlights and fellow photographers all made for a fun meet-up. I look forward to next year.