So yesterday when I went in to town, I brought the camera with me for any possible photo opportunities.
On the way in to Prince Albert, there's an interesting automotive place that you can see from the highway.
The sign itself is enough to pique my interest!
They've got a bunch of old unrestored cars lying around. And I mean old. Like anywhere from the 1920's to the 1960's. Because I used to be in the car business, I've been wanting to stop in and have a look. And this time I was by myself so Ruth didn't have to be bored!
So I went in to the garage area and asked the guy if he minded if I take some photos. He was pretty happy that I was interested in doing so, and we had a good conversation about the old cars.
Any guesses as to which make car the front end on the right came from?
Lots of interesting "stuff" for an old car buff!
Something from the 1920's?
These two old Mercury station wagons look restorable. 1959 I guessing?
Dodge Custom Royal. 1956?
Even a Hudson!
With the original windshield visor!
I went back into the shop. The owner is getting older and he's kind of winding down operations. Calls the business itself an expensive hobby now. We have another chat and he asks me if I want to see the nice ones. Sure!
So he leads me through a back room into a large garage. The cars were kind of packed together so not many good pics. But he had one old car that I have to show you...
1959 Lincoln convertible. Wow.
Show this to a mechanic and he'll say "wow"!
This is a 1960 Dodge 300 that has a very rare "cross ram" system using two 4bbl carburetors.
There were only about 400 of these engine systems sold, and this car has only 26,000 miles on it!
But the chrome is still shining!
What a neat guy to talk to. I could have spent more time wandering and taking pictures, but I had to get back to work!
Not really that busy this week, however this weekend is sold out. There's always something to do though, like dealing with something stupid...
We took pity on this guy because obviously he can't read. Poor guy.
Here's a couple more "test" shots from the camera. I'm still getting used to it of course so not all of today's pictures are perfect. But I do see the potential now, and am a little more thrilled with it than I was yesterday!
For example, the fantastic 42x optical zoom lens...
Taken from the window of our truck. looking at the boat rental shack.
Can you read the sign on the door?
How about now?!
These two photos are original untouched and uncropped.
This is with the optical zoom only, not using the digital zoom.
Zoomed in all the way, this was taken at 9:00pm at night without a tripod.
So, I'm thinking I'm going to like this camera. Elephants, lions, and zebras...look out Africa, we're ready for hunting now!
Fields of canola.