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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
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Sounds like it could be a gem.
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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!
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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.
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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
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
I think it is just a matter of time and persistence.
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jzmariluz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
why would anyone just leave it?
i don't understand it...
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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.
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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 ^_^
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m-lucia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Great shot! Great model! :lol:

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fotocali Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like a better-condition cousin to the Chevy truck in my image here ==> [link]
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aulophobia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
wonderful truck
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Thanks Katherine.
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Blackrabbit33 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
great find
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
thanks.
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Wayne, I always like your wonderful pictures with their contrast of old cars in nature. :aww:

I'm wondering, however, how many of them you can find! :o Here in Germany, one can never find such cars in the open landscape - only at the bottom of storage lakes or so. :P
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Thanks Kevin.

You might want to check these out. [link]

and [link]

They are not right by you, but are closer than anything I take out here.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
:wave: Hi, Wayne

Your amazing work has been featured in my journal--->[link]

Have a great week! :w00t:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
thanks John,

I appreciate that.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
You're welcome :)
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Photoninja Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
Looks like it wouldn't take much to put this one back into service. Nicely captured.
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PaulMcKinnon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Nice!
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Excellent work! :clap:
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
It occurs to me that the ancestors of these old dinosaurs could be extinct soon. All the more poignant a memorial. Looks chilly, but patient. :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
I suppose it won't take long much longer, it does increase the sadness, i agree.
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JAGUAR-iQ Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008   Interface Designer
Nice capture friend :hug:
i like it

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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
thanks
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JAGUAR-iQ Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008   Interface Designer
:)
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Excellent condition!!!! Nice shot!!!!!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Thanks.
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
my pleasure
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Spazeman85 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Beautiful truck. :-)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
thanks Chris
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sametimenxtyr Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
:clap:..................... :love: it!
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Rebacan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Are you sure the guy hasn't just popped into Tim Horton's for a coffee? :rofl: Sorry but that's sort of a joke my husband and I make because in this town when someone wants a coffee they park just anywhere, including the middle of the road, and pop into Timmies. :D

More seriously, this is a great shot Wayne.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
lol... you know, come to think of it, I did smell cappuccino.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It's in amazing shape for sure!! Another nice one Wayne
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TimLaSure Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
Nicely composed!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Thanks Tim
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Just beautiful :) Not just the car, but the composition with the vegetation and the lake in the background, really nice shot :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Thanks.
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