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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Star Car

I know you're thinking this doesn't look like Victoria. And you're right, it's near a place that is now little more than a junction, called Cappon, in the province of Alberta. I visited there a few days ago for a family reunion and took this photo on the old family homestead. It's a car I'd never heard of until I saw this one and a friendly cousin gave me a little of its history. It was called the Star Car and was produced by the Durant Motor Company during the 1920s. I'm now on the road heading back towards Victoria but I won't be back until the weekend so you'll have to bear with my vacation photos for a few more days.

8 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Nice setup and beautifully captured....

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Montreal Photo Daily said...

I like it. I can really feel the freedom this open space has to offer. Good one!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is an amazing image Ben, I like everything about it from the barns that look like they're leaning about to collapse to the grass all flattened and crushed at the front and as for the old car wreck, fabulous! Did I mention that I like this picture haha!

Mike Laplante said...

A photo lush with texture... might look good in black-and-white to emphasize that atmosphere of 'aged things'.

msdewberry said...

Its a beautiful photo! Waiting for more vacation shots!!

Jack said...

Good one, Benjamin. You have a lush green foundation and have scattered four interesting brown objects around the field. Excellent.

Madge said...

Some car collectors/restorers would love to get their hands on these parts! Well caught...

JoJo said...

Beautiful composition. How long has your family been in that area?