Location: Somewhere near Hanging Rock, NC.
I found this old Ford LTD, ca 1965, by a roadside tobacco barn somewhere near the North Carolina/Virginia border. Caught out of the corner of my eyes as I drove past, I had to quickly turn around and go back to the barn. In its day, this car was expensive, a sign of success and achievement. Now, it slowly dies, and one day, only rust and glass will remain. I shall never understand how something beautiful – a car, a building, any object once treasured, could be left neglected, to perish in neglect.
My heart raced as I approached the car. Such stops are dangerous. No trespassing signs are to be taken seriously in these places. Just being on these properties can be met with gunshot or hostile dogs. I often leave the car door open and the engine running – just in case. As much as I wanted to photography the car from the other side, something just didn’t feel right, so, I trusted my instincts and moved on. A vintage Pentax 6×7 lens was used.. Not sure which one to purchase? Click here.