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December 8, 2008
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Canon EOS 20D
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Dec 2, 2008, 1:42:57 PM
Flatlander by WayneBenedet Flatlander by WayneBenedet
This beautifully preserved GMC sits on the open prairie.

This GMC was built in 1949. The 6 cylinder engine was powerful and confident enough to serve in the fields as well as in race cars of this era. At this time, it was a popular trend to use GMC engines in race cars because the horse power and torque the engine developed was higher than what was offered by the Chevrolet 6 cylinder counterparts.

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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Looks very much like the international that sits in my brother's yard. I think the 'yard' is fifty acres. I'm going to have to try photograph it at this angle and see how they compare.
It only needs one part to move again
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Sounds like it could be a gem.
paper2pencil Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Your work is amazing..

I think my stepfather had a truck like this when we lived on a Cattle ranch, when I was small child. LO.. thanks for the memories!
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
thank you David,

I am also very impressed by your style. I hope you have a lot hanging on walls, it is really very good.

I rather like Flatlander. I drove by this truck hundreds of times never finding what I really wanted. Finally early in December it all came together for me. It did take three trips, frozen fingers, and about 30 exposures, but finally I got something that I could work with and bring my minds eye to life.
paper2pencil Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Well I do get around and have many of my drawings throughout the world.... I just wish more people saw my work.

Your work is great. Best to you and your talents
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
I think it is just a matter of time and persistence.
jzmariluz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
why would anyone just leave it?
i don't understand it...
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Hi Joyce,

you know, I talked to a farmer about that one day, and it seems that after something has lost its ability to be useful, the value drops so quickly that even scrap value is not seen as beneficial. So it is just easier to haul out to a field and leave it. I am not saying that I agree with this way of thinking, but that seems to be quite common.

In the case if this truck though it is different. Indeed it is parked in a field, probably the farmer does not have other storage, and if he does, he has far more valuable equipment that needs to be kept in it. Anyway, this truck is parked with some other equipment, none of it looks like it has been here long, and some of it appears to be still used. So I don't see it as REALLY abandoned or left, but rather, just on display waiting for the right owner to happen along.
jzmariluz Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
i see.. i guess, it's different here.. big trucks like that can still be sold, and heavy metal scrap parts from those trucks are still sellable ;-)

thank u for answering my question.. not a lot do that, u know.. i appreciate it a lot ^_^
m-lucia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Great shot! Great model! :lol:

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