Over the Fence: Auto Union

(Enjoy a larger view by clicking the image to view in lightbox…I know I do)

This is another shot in my “Over the Fence” series, which is in reality my neighbor’s backyard. A few weeks ago I posted how this came about and you can read more about it right here.

I cannot be sure, but this car appears to be closely related to an Auto Union 1000, a compact front-wheel vehicle manufactured between 1958 and 1963.  It builds a bit of a picture in my head of the kind of old cars my neighbor likes, because another one I found was also a compact, or “micro” car, from 1953.

Hidden behind a walled in area except for this little portion of the trunk, I dug the contrast between the rust and the green grass and oleanders. And despite not exactly wanting to shoot at the time I did, I kind of enjoy the little dots of light coming through the bushes.

More to come at some point…and likely a second trip through that yard.

(exif: canon eos 5d mark ii, canon 50mm 1.4, f/2.0, iso 100, 1/250 sec)

  • http://www.lightasmagic.com Justin

    Man, once you neighbor has some spare time one weekend to breath life back into these beauties, he is going to be sitting on a gold mine!

  • http://axphotography.wordpress.com/ Scott Ackerman

    Amazing colors. Love the rust set against the green. Cool shot.

  • http://theperfectsunset.net Jason Hines

    Nice one Mike! I love the fact that you know what oleanders are as not many people do 🙂

  • http://toomuchglass.net/ Mark Garbowski

    It almost looks like selective saturation, but I bet it just looked that way. Very neat.

  • http://www.cdeangelisphotography.com/ Chris DeAngelis

    Great framing Mike!

  • http://Www.ryoungfoto.com Rick Young

    Another winner!

  • http://photostry.com/ Kristi Hines

    I like the lighting poking through onto the vehicle! Nice idea to pop over the neighbor’s fence. I’d do that except that I’m in an apartment, and it would probably be more obvious if I was popping over someone’s patio. 🙂

  • http://dudewithcamera.com Jesse

    Really like where you chose to focus in this shot. The tight crop really makes this a compelling image.

  • http://www.myblueheaven.com Scott Wood

    Great shot Mike. Being a car guy, I really have been enjoying this series.

  • Mike

    Thanks so much guys…appreciate the kind words. Hope to get over there again soon, but I always feel weird running around my neighbor’s backyard 🙂

  • http://www.chrisnitz.com Chris Nitz

    Fantastic shot Mike. I like the framing and how well that green jumps at you with all the rust on the right side of the frame. I can’t wait for more from this series!

  • http://www.jameshowephotography.com James Howe

    Nice find!