Broken down in Rhyolite, Nevada . . .
That couldn’t hardly BE more broken down!
In the desert yet!
The whole town broke down! The truck seemed to be the last addition!
So much going on in this photo. A brokeningly lovely photo.
Thank you! I was relieved to not have more going on – rattlesnakes were a threatened possibility!
Awesome! I love the composition, it’s very direct and works great for the photo.
That is very sweet of you to say, thank you!
Great photo. I wonder what is its maximum mileage before it broke down?
Thank you IT. It certainly does look as though it has more than a few miles on the clock.
It is broken, but the wheels still look good.
Apart from the one flat tyre they do almost look good to go. Perhaps they do now and then!
Strange how white the inner part of those wheels look. Love the photograph. And is that a deserted building in the background? Very atmospheric, despite it being in broad daylight. Lovely.
Thank you BH. Yes, that is a deserted building in the background, one of several in the town which had a quick, short-lived burst of mineral wealth. Pioneering days!
I love old trucks. Great pic.
They do have a certain charm. Thank you for the visit!
Great image, is the building in the background broken down too?
Thank you for your very kind comments on my blog – appreciated 🙂
Always an absolute pleasure visiting your blog! The background building is indeed broken down too, one of quite a few – now home to rattlesnakes. Thank you so much for your visit!
Classic. . . absolutely classic!
Thank you Cecelia!
Awesome wonderfully shot photo! That vehicle would be called a Farm Truck in my little bit of MissouREE country and someone would just fix that tire and make it do a days work!
Perhaps the truck did come all the way from a farm in Missouree (are you able to tell me who the people are who call it MissouRA?) before it broke down in Nevada – one of the old timers I met in a bar in the next town washed up there from Miz thirty years ago, never getting around to going back or moving on! Thanks for your fun comment!
Your beautiful photo has perfect white balance. Everything from the sand below to the sky above is the perfect shade of color. Great job! Wonderful entry!
Thank you so much for your very generous comment. I am slowly coming to terms with my new DSLR Canon, with so much to learn after the love affair I continue to enjoy with my smaller, ever so trusty Panasonic Lumix.
I have so enjoyed being part of this challenge, feeling some what of an interloper due to the fabulously high standards of the many wonderful photos you and others have posted.
Such a learning process but what an adventure! Thank you for your guidance!
I’ve seen two broken stuff in your photo..the truck itself and the building at the far back of it..If I would rate your photo from 1 to 10 and ten is the highest then I’ll give you a 9..The subtle brown background made the truck emerges from its black color making it look so noticeable.. You’ve got a great angle and frame too..very nice for the challenge patti..
Wow, John – a 9 out of 10! I am impressed and so very grateful, thank you!
The town of Rhyolite, Nevada, broke not so long after it began due to a mineral boom. And bust. I am such a sloppy traveller, very little research, but discovery of the unexpected is always so sweet. There is a post on this a little while back and I suspect I could post on the subject for some time to come!
My heart goes out to the pioneers who built and settled in these hostile places, but before this, came the natives who lived on/off the land when it was their own . . .
Cheers and best wishes to you,
Death of a gas guzzler.
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