Saturday, April 15, 2006

Slow burn

Rust is a chemical process of a substance combining with oxygen, causing the disintegration of the substance. So is fire. It just does the job a lot faster.

The heat from fire produces a myriad of useful applications. The heat from rust is barely noticeable. I’m not sure that rust has any application other than slowly dissolving automobiles and providing something of which for photographers to make pictures.

This is the final installment in a series of abandoned trucks.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Empress Baggie said...

Love these pics!

Not long ago the Tallahassee Democrat published a story and photo about a Wakulla County man (not too far from here) who would drive a truck until it quit and then park it out in a field and get himself another truck and repeat the cycle over and over.

The man now has a row of decomposing trucks that have "... become a landmark. Put out to pasture."

Wish I could find the photo and story online!

I always wonder about old vehicles parked in remote, out-of-the-way places ... like an old school bus I once saw, abandoned in the woods. What could have been the story behind that? And would we really want to know?

James said...

empress, I can tell you that I've owned a few vehicles that I would have just as soon put out to pasture or pushed over a cliff if I thought I could get away with it.

I guess some things are better left unknown.