Missouri River Autos

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© Alexander Bussey
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 5, 2009
TakenJuly 30, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40
Exposure1/125 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length135 mm

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Along the riverbank in Great Falls, MT numerous old cars have been deposited to rust away. Fortunately, the cars are scheduled to be removed soon, but only after years of pollution has occurred in the river.

79 responses

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    Well seen -- excellent muted color and composition

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    They look like huge turtles crawling out onto land...........cool find and shot!

  • Jay Rex

    Jay Rex gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    I love the "Art of Decay" Great Capture...

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    A very cool find and a great shot.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Wicked cool compo.

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Good Eye.. Fits the theme perfectly

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Certainly IS out of place! LOL

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (8 Aug 2009):

    Shhhhhh, don't scare them while they are drinking. Nice find!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (8 Aug 2009):

    Love this! Those cars lasted a very long time, they're about 70 years old!

  • Peter H. Rosen

    Peter H. Rosen gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    fantastic, that cars are acting like wild animals and feeding along the shoreline

  • Peter H. Rosen

    Peter H. Rosen said (10 Aug 2009):

    THis image should be on the desk of every eco-activist! Gr8 shot!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Bizarre. I'm with Peter Rosen: like animals at the river. Intriguing and provocative image. Well done.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    This is very out of place!!! What a find for the theme : ) They do look like some kind of creatures drinking the water!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Makes you wonder what people are thinking sometimes; great photo!

  • Suzy

    Suzy gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    What an awesome find!

  • Sandy Tyler

    Sandy Tyler (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Wow, great shot, so glad to hear they are being removed though!!

  • peter sanger

    peter sanger gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    great shot

  • Dirk Spennemann

    Dirk Spennemann gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    great image, looks they're all having a drink..


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    great shot from a perfect point

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Excellent perspective! I wonder why they were deposited in this position? Was the river there when the cars were first there? Maybe the water level rose?

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Definetly a toxic hazard, glad there being removed!

  • Fatema Gharzai

    Fatema Gharzai (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    great capture... definitely out of place

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Sad story but a most perfect entry to the theme!!

  • Jean Roger

    Jean Roger said (24 Aug 2009):


  • Brett Foreman

    Brett Foreman said (24 Aug 2009):

    like the photo it got my attention , it is a shame what we do to the envoriment

  • Bert Happel

    Bert Happel gave props (4 Sep 2009):

    A lesser version of the Cadillac Ranch.

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    + for theme entry!

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (17 Oct 2009):

    nice find

  • Jana Miller

    Jana Miller gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Wow, what a find! I would have been shooting this for hours. I have lots of abandonment photo series.

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Perfect shot for the theme. Great imagination.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Awesome shot! Perfect for the theme!

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    Wow a real old dump site. GR8 find.

  • Samuel Zanti

    Samuel Zanti gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Great find.....

  • Lilian Wagdy

    Lilian Wagdy gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Brilliant composition !!

  • jammie partee

    jammie partee (Deleted) said (21 Dec 2009):


  • Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews said (26 Dec 2009):

    Watering hole. Great capture.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    ...as if they were thirsty creatures drinking water

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff said (31 Dec 2009):

    Too bad the damage had to be done to create this fabulous photo opportunity.

  • Jon-Erik Kroon

    Jon-Erik Kroon gave props (3 Jan 2010):

    Nice capture

  • Andy Tuttle

    Andy Tuttle (Deleted) gave props (9 Jan 2010):

    great shot!

  • Kreddible Trout

    Kreddible Trout said (15 Jan 2010):

    wow. that's horrible. great shot, and yes, it looks like they're drinking, but man... we just don't care at all.

  • fred hartman

    fred hartman gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    I love those crocodiles!

  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    great photo and perfect for the theme!

  • Michael Bou

    Michael Bou said (21 Jan 2010):

    nice! great capture of a great find!

  • Daeg Odinson

    Daeg Odinson gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    I like your work but it seems you dont need me to tell you that

  • Peter Goettlicher

    Peter Goettlicher (Deleted) gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    That's really sad... but makes for a great photo!

  • David Dominic

    David Dominic said (29 Jan 2010):

    I wish I would've seen this first.

  • Pelagus Hellot

    Pelagus Hellot said (29 Jan 2010):

    beautiful colors, this line is perfect!

  • Scott Ciaglaski

    Scott Ciaglaski gave props (29 Jan 2010):

    nice find

  • martin wengelaar

    martin wengelaar said (2 Feb 2010):

    jip, it' s like there drinking !

  • Antonio Romero

    Antonio Romero gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    Great shot!

  • Melissa C

    Melissa C gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    definitely out of place. nice shot!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (3 Feb 2010):

    Totally out of place!!! It was hard to take my eyes off the photo!

  • Vivian Allen

    Vivian Allen gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    Great shot and amazing that they were there for so long !

  • Cristina Coltro

    Cristina Coltro said (9 Feb 2010):

    Very nice! Well done!

  • Lisa-Marie Savard

    Lisa-Marie Savard (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    That's a sad story, but really great photo though :]

  • Lan Quach

    Lan Quach said (20 Feb 2010):

    oh... wow...

  • Sugata Banerji

    Sugata Banerji gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    Interesting - just like animals drinking!

  • Kim Heckmann

    Kim Heckmann gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Interesting shot!

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole (Deleted) said (23 Feb 2010):

    Great find and capture.

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    Very cool!

  • Bill Arras

    Bill Arras gave props (25 Feb 2010):


  • roni sanjaya

    roni sanjaya gave props (1 Mar 2010):

    i love this color ....

  • Jeff Early

    Jeff Early said (2 Mar 2010):

    like zebras in africa. look out for the gators...

  • Megan Bailey

    Megan Bailey gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    What a cool shot!

  • Blake Barrett

    Blake Barrett gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Such a great juxtaposition of decaying technology in the lush green of nature. (I want one of those cars).

  • Niki O'Shea

    Niki O'Shea said (5 Mar 2010):

    this is is amazing!!! Love it

  • ciarra de mata

    ciarra de mata (Deleted) said (15 Mar 2010):

    great shot! :)

  • David Johnson

    David Johnson gave props (28 Mar 2010):

    Great shot. Definitely fits the theme.

  • Shashkov Oleg

    Shashkov Oleg said (21 Apr 2010):

    Good job, dude!

  • Yseult Dragoz

    Yseult Dragoz said (1 May 2010):

    scuba diving cars!

  • Ron Holiday Broomell

    Ron Holiday Broomell said (18 May 2010):

    The ugly truth sometimes makes a beautiful photograph!

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (19 May 2010):

    Wow amazing

  • Katarina K

    Katarina K said (20 May 2010):

    great capture, not so great for the nature...

  • Geraldine Silva

    Geraldine Silva (Deleted) gave props (31 Jul 2010):

    This is awesome.

  • Paulo Vizeu

    Paulo Vizeu said (3 Oct 2010):

    ... like a Brazil!

  • Reggie Mateo

    Reggie Mateo gave props (25 Nov 2010):

    Awesome shot.

  • Chris Hooymans

    Chris Hooymans said (3 Apr 2012):

    It appears to be a poorly thought out fleet disposal - most appear to be the same model of car.

  • tom sliter

    tom sliter said (4 Sep 2013):

    back in the old days before you all were born most likely. that was the way to stop erosion of the river banks. before you eco freaks came around.

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