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Beetle Graveyard by alfieuk Beetle Graveyard by alfieuk
I found the garage where these VW Beetles were back in 1989, when I was at art college studying photography. It's all but gone now, with justa few cars left in the back yard but I took some of the best shots I have ever taken there and owe Des Jones (the garage owner) a debt of thanks for letting me wander around and spend a few days taking shots. The original was shot on a Bronic 645 camera, on Kodak Tri-X film and then printed on Agfa record Rapid Grade 3 paper. It was then selenium toned; split toned - which gives the shadows a lot of testure and a deep purple tone.

One day at college.... all my negatives were stolen and I have just a few left of this shoot. This version was saved from the disaster and scanned in and given as similar a treatment in the computer as I got with the chemicals in the lab. I added a few bits and pieces - the red text etc - just because they seemed to look good with the image.

It's become a signature shot for me and is on the front page of my website, on my business cards and I have sold a few over the years to VW fanatics.

It's a real personal favourite too. I hope youlike it
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serialZz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
great shot ;)
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BangPop Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
:love:
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gracieBABYtm Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
I love this shot I love the positioning and sky, yet its sop deppressing to see such beautiful cars well.. dead
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skyfreak Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
It's become a real personal favourite here, too. Great photo ! It's kind of sad, though, to see those Beetles.. dead.
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tommie86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005   Photographer
very nice picture! it looks like some sort of gang, with the white beetle as a leader. and a great sky!
well done!
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ambrosia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2003   Photographer
AMAZING work! What you did with the contrast, really makes the clouds POP! Great job!
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aeternitas Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2003
Cool grunge work. Coudl use another more colored version
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sinajahn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2003
beautiful composition,
especially in the emphasis of clouds...
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brecht Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2003
"Love Deviation" Definitely! Nod
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honeywithhorns Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2003
*eeeee* i love beetles! i want one i want one i want one!!!!
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