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Fallen From Grace by Stefan S. Mosley

Fallen From Grace


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2.03.2007 at 3:24h
, License: All pictures © by the senders.
Check the License Plate - It exclaims "Antique Vehicle!" But this 1953 GMC Pickup Truck doesn't seem to garner much respect from its owner. I was fascinated by its appearance and the message that it seems to convey: "I may be battered and blinded, but I'm still standing, holding my own and carrying my own load." I guess what we can take away from it is the virtue "you might be down, but not out!" Thank you all for your interest and comments.


L. Tonin, 2.03.2007 at 5:58h

sieht klasse aus Stefan !!!

lg Lori

Argenis Mills, 2.03.2007 at 6:38h

interesting shot !!

Andreas Divjak, 2.03.2007 at 7:14h

Fallen from grace .... aber den Charme trotzdem nicht verloren!
Ganz ausgezeichnet presentiert wieder :-)

LieGrü und Dir ein schönes Wochenende

Kerstin Ewerd, 2.03.2007 at 7:23h

WOW, der absolute Hammer, ich liebe diese Bilder der alten amerikanischen Schlitten!!! Ich muss unbedingt einmal mit dir in den USA auf Fotopirsch gehen!!

Giorgos Fidanas, 2.03.2007 at 7:34h

Spectacular image. Those rusty colors...!!!

Nacht Schwarz, 2.03.2007 at 7:42h

Manchmal hat der " Zerfall " auch seinen Reiz !

Salvo Zannelli, 2.03.2007 at 8:09h

nice work :o)

ANSCHii.reloaded., 2.03.2007 at 8:14h

what's about the car ??
oooh my good ....

schade ...ich mag solche rennflitzer total gerne !!

Robyn Raggio, 2.03.2007 at 8:15h

OOOooo what a beaute! While I love the overall comp of this splendid specimen, with the surroundings echoing her state of delapidated grace, there is longing to inspect this one more closely. Look at that blind left fender! That grille! The running board with that pile of leaves, those reflections in the windshield! She's whispering, "I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille!" Wonderful creature, well presented.

Angéla Vicedomini, 2.03.2007 at 11:22h

Stefan...das ist ein ganz besonders gelungenes Bild!
Gefällt mir sehr..und ich schaue es schon eine ganze Weile an!
LG Angela

Elena-Luisa Kliesch, 2.03.2007 at 11:24h

i like it! very nice car! ;-)
*entenmarsch II* by elluise
*entenmarsch II*
28.2.07, 19:20

lg Elena

Mikael Hörnlund, 2.03.2007 at 11:32h

Wonderful.. A


Leo_nid, 2.03.2007 at 12:08h

Awesome decay!
Well taken

Daren Borzynski, 2.03.2007 at 14:04h

Excellent image!
Really like the muted colours & dark tones of this photo.
Great detail.


Claudio Capobianchi, 2.03.2007 at 14:26h

wow bella!!!

Michael Henderson, 2.03.2007 at 14:55h

Very Nice. I have a thing for these ole trucks and cars. Presented very well.


Pascal Viyer, 2.03.2007 at 17:12h

Ultimate shot !!

Brian Seitz, 2.03.2007 at 17:27h

What a find. Well portrayed. Purfect exposure. Were you car shopping?

Roberto Grilli, 2.03.2007 at 22:05h

It's more decay than abstarct for me but good.

John Moore, 3.03.2007 at 8:07h

Here I lie broken hearted, paid my dues and now departed!!
Hello mate, good to hear from you!!
What an old timer, built to last, great capture from you.
Best wishes from Bhan Dung Thailand.


Véronique Soulier, 3.03.2007 at 9:27h

Can we say Nice for a decay ?... it is somewhere, ciao VS

Stephen Butler, 3.03.2007 at 12:49h

Thats a car, build for hard work. I really like it. Too bad it is rotten like this.

Stevie B.

Rainer und Antje, 3.03.2007 at 12:55h

Echt toll gesehen und in Scene gesetzt.
vg Rainer

Dirk Gormann, 3.03.2007 at 18:06h

Eine sehr schöne Aufnahme klasse Farben und gelungener Bildausschnitt.

LG Dirk

Roberto Grilli, 3.03.2007 at 18:27h

@ Veronika, Decay as such usually is not nice because (mostly) some sad story is behind but the picture can be.

Inez Soares, 3.03.2007 at 19:03h

! like it!|

Anna C. Heling, 4.03.2007 at 13:50h

normal sagt man: so eine "olle rostkarre..."
aber dieses bild hat was ganz besonderes.
ob man damit noch für feuerholz werbung macht?
ein toller alter schlitten den du hier aufgepürt hast...
wo du überall bist...?!?!
ich finde dein bild einfach klasse...
einen lieben sonntagsgruß schickt dir claudia

Die Waldvenus, 5.03.2007 at 17:04h

einsame klasse,ein Oldi v. Feinsten super BEA***

MAURICE CLEGG, 7.03.2007 at 12:39h

brilliant image stefan, one of your best i think.
i'm glad you posted a large version, there is so much detail to see and enjoy. i also like the dark foreboding tone to this like its some monster or something to be avoided.
great shot.
regards, maurice.

Susie Q, 8.03.2007 at 6:57h

Great capture, Stefan - I love these old cars, so much character! Makes you wonder about its past journeys ...
Susie :o)

BRYAN CRUTE, 8.03.2007 at 23:39h

Wow, awesome work.
Stunning tonality

Gerry R. Dagonese, 16.03.2007 at 7:46h

Very nice exposure and focus on this Stefan. The tones are wonderfuland I like the angle.


Eva O., 21.03.2007 at 8:27h

Sehr schöne Aufnahme. Tolle Farben und Schärfe des Motiv. Wirklich stark gemacht !
LG Eva

BRIEM-PHOTOGRAPHY, 22.03.2007 at 23:33h

super Aufnahme

LG Frank

Voting Center, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

This photo has been selected for the gallery with 56 pro- and 44 contra-votes. Congratulations, Stefan Mosley :-)

Stefan S. Mosley, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

Just Curious!

ivano cheli (2) , 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Onkel Achim, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Tom McAlexander , 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

Beauty can be found anywhere, even in rust and ruin.

Angéla Vicedomini, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Sus Bogaerts, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


J. Vision , 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Daren Borzynski, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Leo_nid, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Claire Laira, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

Big PRO!!

Gerry R. Dagonese, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

I think Stefan's exposure on this is right on, giving us a nice balance between lows and highlights. The tonal quality is nice, with a range of colours, including a hint of green above the right fender (our left). I like the mood, the title, and what this picture stands for (as indictaed in Stefan's description). Pro from me.

Massimo Carolla, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Michael Henderson, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Rolf Wengenroth, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


ANSCHii.reloaded., 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Dieter Dietrich, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Mircea Tiron-Tudor, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

Pro !

Sarah D. Kiefer , 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

has its merits, but i don't feel 'gallery' about it. c addendum to elaborate on vote: saw the cup, tangled with its presence but "junkyard" is "junkyard" on the one hand. on the other hand the connect-the-dots diagonal of whitish objects (headlight to licensce plate to cup) are enough of a distraction to make that corner the sum total of the image imo. my eye stops there. additionally the 'modern' trash in the fg could create some interesting metaphoric tension here, but is not 'junkyard' according to this image's long-abandoned main subject that could stand on its own four wheels quite nicely nore is it prominent enough to add anything to the story...give it a bigger role in this or remaove it is what i think. attention must be paid to where an image goes if the vote is successful. now this could be an excellent abstract rife with compelling internal conflict if it was abstracted down to that diagonal of whites in the fg with more attention given to the pov from which this was shot.

Robyn Raggio, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

I have to speak absolutely honestly about this, and although this is an image after my own heart for it's subject matter, I don't see Gallery here. It's a great documentation of the location and state of decay of this wonderful relic, but the presentation just doesn't lift it up into the an exceptional image. Therefore rather than contra, I shall respectfully skip. Sorry Stefan.

Kai Sehlke, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Jacky Kobelt, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Christian Knospe, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Reinhard..., 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Abdul Khaliq, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Ruud van der Lubben, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

I have voted contra, where i think technically there's nothing wrong with the picture. However it lacks imagination in the way it has been composed.

Nina Papiorek, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


John Moore, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

At lifes final end!

Ivano Cheli (1) , 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Pascal Viyer, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Wolf und Petra, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Andy Pomplun, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


MAURICE CLEGG, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

to me, this is one of stefans best images.
i like the full 'in your face' effect created by the large closely cropped image.
the toning and clarity are wonderful.
my only slight criticism would be that i, personally would have cloned out the white cup/container at the bottom of the image, to me it just slightly spoils the balance.
regards, maurice.

Klaus der Sandmann, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

Abstract? Why? There's nothing abstract about it ...

Anyway, it's a good shot, and moreover, it tells a story. I like it. Pro.

Paul Grimshaw, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

A reasonable image but common subject and it seems very 'digitised' in an 'over-sharpened way maybe .. also the composition is pretty standard and unimaginative .. for all this I would say it doesn't represent the best of this type of shot at all ... and the cup sitting on the bottom frame edge. sorry but C.

Stefan S. Mosley, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

First off, a sincere thanks to all of you participating thus far. I feel compelled to address a few points for the benefit of clarification:

a) I apologize for the accidental placement of this image in Abstract environment, I hope, however, that the photo will still meet your approval based on its own merits.

b) In regards to the white styrofoam cup at the bottom of the photo: I pondered for a while on whether to remove it, but then decided to let it stay it in the picture, in order to underscore and pronounce the "predicament" of this vehicle that is treated like a piece of trash and seems as if thrown in the garbage together with a disposale cup. Hence the narrative (explanation) under the photo.

Sometimes what we observe in an image is stronger than all the special effects and artful enhancements and post processing. I believe Tom McAlexander and Gerry Dagonses have explained that point quite eloquently. It was my intention to let this picture speak for itself and deliver the expected impact.

Thank you

Dominique Duriot, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

Pro for me;)

Jacqueline Chay, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


n o r B Ä R t, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


BRIEM-PHOTOGRAPHY, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


L. Tonin, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Gerry R. Dagonese, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

I too had initially considered recommending the cup be removed; however, after giving consideration to the picture, the title, the image and meaning portrayed, I decided it needed to stay. Sometimes we need to look beyond the immediate image to see its value as art.

Catia Malagoli, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Andreas-Hoffmann , 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

+ pro +

Cristina Brunello, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Paul Grimshaw, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h

Just to clarify my position on the 'cup' debate ;0) It is only a small point and I personally mentioned it because it sat exactly on the frame edge and I would have preferred it to be more in frame as an object of meaning rather than giving the impression of after-thought or difficult composition/cropping. I dont mind the cup as such as it seems to convey something to some viewers exactly as described by Stefan.

Andrej Nagode, 25.03.2007 at 21:30h


Salvo Zannelli, 25.03.2007 at 21:31h

++++++++++++ GRETA ONE MY FRIEND :o)

Gabi Anna, 25.03.2007 at 21:31h


Cees Kuijs, 25.03.2007 at 21:31h


Darinka Mladenovic, 25.03.2007 at 21:31h


Claude Coeudevez, 25.03.2007 at 21:31h

me, I like, pro


Gerry R. Dagonese, 25.03.2007 at 22:28h

Congratulations Stefan!

John Moore, 26.03.2007 at 4:37h

Congratulations on a well deserved win mate.
It is indeed a marvelous photograph.
May many of your future pictures follow in the same manner.


L. Tonin, 26.03.2007 at 9:40h

große Klasse Stefan !!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch :))

Michael Henderson, 26.03.2007 at 20:57h

Congradulations !!

Sandy Hermann, 27.03.2007 at 0:18h

I like this picture. It is really a cool shot of a truck.

Lennart , 27.03.2007 at 18:33h

Sehr gutes Bild, nur dieser weiße Becher vorne im Bild stört mich...ich würde ihn noch wegmachen! ^^

Konrad Koniarz, 27.03.2007 at 20:17h


Steffen Niclas, 28.03.2007 at 11:49h

I like this photo very well.
Greetings Steffen

Robert L. Roux, 28.03.2007 at 16:00h

a gallery favourite of mine -
a superb photograph
surrounded my most interesting comments
(in a grammatically-technical-context,
"abstract" is an excellent section placement)
greetings from the north today
where we have old things
like automobilia and camera-bilia, too ;-))

Dianna , 30.03.2007 at 4:19h

I love your photo, and I love your comments about it! Thanks!

Ken Piros, 1.04.2007 at 3:43h

Stefan, I enjoyed viewing this photo and find the compostion to be very well done! Congratulations on making the Gallery.
Best wishes, Ken

Tatiana Kirillova, 2.04.2007 at 8:22h

Impressive. Such remains always have a sad breath.

Nostalgia by Tatiana Kirillova
14.3.07, 21:39

Alexandra Schmidt II , 2.04.2007 at 20:22h

a really expressive view !!!

juliangades , 6.04.2007 at 19:24h

Tu trabajo es muy bueno y en esta foto se puede ver.


Botan , 26.06.2007 at 19:12h

Schönes Bild,gefällt mir gut!


Lars Böhme, 1.07.2007 at 10:41h

Klasse gemappt!
Ein verdienter Stern!

Biella , 9.07.2007 at 16:06h

wonderful picture...


Gavino Tavera , 14.09.2007 at 11:26h

Great detail and colors. I like it very much.

Stefan Seith von Benrath, 27.12.2007 at 22:47h

perfekter kontrast - schön marode verbeult und rostig

schade für das auto - aber dafür um so schöner das bild
lg stefan
International by Stefan Seith von Benrath
3.11.07, 20:29

Leo E., 18.02.2009 at 14:46h

echt super :-)
mehr kann ich dazu nicht sagen ;-)

Klaudia J, 20.04.2009 at 9:31h


SchwedenSabine, 6.07.2009 at 16:06h

what a great image of this sad appearance. Well kept and looked after this 56 year old truck could still be on the road today.


Robert Riley, 22.01.2013 at 5:32h

Great Shot, a job for Ricks Restorations!

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