Day: November 27, 2016

The Old Pickup

The Old Pickup

This old Chevy pickup tells a story of it’s rough and tuff Iowa life on the farm.  I have seen this tucked away in the corner of a auto salvage yard for a number of years and contacted the owner last Wednesday about taking pictures there.  Saturday I stopped out and took a large number of HDR images there and this old truck capture was my favorite of the day.  Plan on going back there again this coming weekend.

This truck has a special place in my heart as it is the same model we had on the farm in the 60’s and half way through the 70’s it was a workhorse.  I remember riding as a young child with Dad and Grandpa many times.  The gear shift and hand brake sat in the middle of the seat and I always had to be mindful of Dad shifting gears so I was not in the way, once in 4th I was able to relax more until the next stop or corner was made.  What a neat memory and no concern that we were all seated over 15 gallons of gasoline.  Wish I could turn back time and save that old truck from the junkyard, would love to be able to ride in it today.