Day Pains

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© Eric Gustafson
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UploadedJanuary 28, 2008
TakenSeptember 25, 2007
Exposure1/100 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length27 mm
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Taken along a rural highway road on a road trip from Texas up to Chicago last year. Being the naive city guy I am, when I stopped to snap some shots of the old cars he had in front of his shop I was surprised when he wandered out and asked me what I was doing. I of course told him how much I liked his vintage cars and thought they deserved to be seen by more people (knowing not many got out where he was). We ended up talking a bit longer. We looked each other straight in the eyes. A few laughs. A few more pictures. Some thoughts on life.

I took this when we were both finally quiet for a few seconds and he shook my hand, told me to have a safe trip and started to walk away. I liked the obvious stance that the car shared with him. One thing I will remember is his resolve to do what he had been doing for nearly 40 years - fixing cars. He said it was the thing he was best at, but that it was taking its toll. I would be proud to say I was still doing the thing I knew best 30 years from now, but I honestly don't know if I'll be able to.

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  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (28 Jan 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Pierdante Romei

    Pierdante Romei (Deleted) said (7 Feb 2008):


  • Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark gave props (7 Feb 2008):

    Fantastic tones!

  • Jon Wollenhaupt

    Jon Wollenhaupt (Deleted) said (14 Feb 2008):

    '63 Impala? My first car. I bought a used Impala 327 classic back in high school. Great tones and environmental portrait.

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