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Ridge Road Chevy by WayneBenedet Ridge Road Chevy by WayneBenedet
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Named for the location in which this beautiful lady is located.

This is a 1941 Chev originally owned by Charley Orchard. It has a 216 inline 6-cylinder engine with a 3-speed transmission.

"So bye-bye, miss American pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die." "
(Don McLean)


Special thanks to:

:iconabigent: who used the photo for his drawing. [link]

:iconritch-g: who used it as a drawing for a tattoo [link]

:iconmannafig: amanda [link]

and

:icondhl-photography: DHL Photography


This image was selected by the jurists to tour the Province in various locations from May 12, 2008 to September 30, 2008.

Dates and locations were as follows:


Location 1:
Golden Prairie Arts Council
38 Centre Ave
Carman, Manitoba

Location 2:
Pembina Hills Arts Council
325 Stephen Street
Morden, Manitoba

Location 3:
Manitoba Arts Network,
The Bay, Memorial Blvd.
Down Town, Main Floor
Winnipeg Manitoba

Location 4:
Portage and District Arts Council
11 2nd St N.E.
Portage, Manitoba

Location 5:
Tiger Hills Arts Association
103 Broadway St
Holland, Manitoba
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:iconfalconcentral67:
falconcentral67 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice! I just finished painting a similar truck!
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:iconolfr:
OLFR Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Amazing used vintage car; great picture.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
thank you
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:iconironhide970:
ironhide970 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Artist
aww poor chevy
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:iconsammyann920:
sammyann920 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE IT!!!!
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Hey Sam,

I like your ID, it reminds me of some other young women I met on my travels. They drove this truck that I called Bog Hog. [link] I got to meet the family, but I have never seen the girls race it.

Take care thanks for the comment.
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:iconryanvoss:
RyanVoss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this shot!

This photo has been linked here:

[link]
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:iconryanvoss:
RyanVoss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
And here:

[link]
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:iconcjheery:
cjheery Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What kind of filter did you use on your lens? It's an amazing photograph.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
polarizing
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:iconasimstylex:
asimstylex Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
very nice :)
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:iconcotmj:
cotmj Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Enjoyed this photo very much. I'm a gearhead and have enjoyed your site. I'm making this a favorite................
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Sounds goof tom,

today I found a studebaker truck. I have long wanted to find one of these for my collection.
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:iconunsavoryart:
Unsavoryart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
great shot,but after all i am a chevy guy
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
thanks
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:icongroovygeek:
GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Love the composition with the clouds diverging from the top of the roof. The dry brush ads a nice touch. I have an old Chevy truck in my collection too, but my composition is not nearly as nice. If I were to do it all over again I would slap on a 10-stop ND and let those clouds paint across the sky.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
thanks,

Ridge Road Chevy is the flag ship of a show that has tours in 13 places in 30 months. It is all over now (as of last Tursday), and I will go on to another series starting in the fall.

Youmight want to reconsider the 10ND... I am thinking that your money would be much better spent on a high quality polarizing filter. (That is how I got the clouds to come out).
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:iconmarcopensiero:
MarcoPensiero Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Interesting frame!
It resemble that those cars are from another decade and
there is damn low number of it on the roads.

I always loved American Beauty :)
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Thanks,

The car is a 1941Chev.

Not sure what you mean by "interesting frame"
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:iconmarcopensiero:
MarcoPensiero Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I mean something like this:
"It is very interesting insights into the world"

Because not every photo is like this ;D
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:iconeegardner:
eegardner Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Very nice. The headlamp and trim look so new, good contrast to an old rusty body.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
thanks
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:iconeegardner:
eegardner Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
...:nod:...
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:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great one!!!!
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:iconbp2007:
bp2007 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Absolutely beautiful. :thumbsup:
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:iconjsetala:
Jsetala Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student Photographer
where do you find these cars, I myself am here in Finland, only a couple of places have seen this type of cars that are a little rusty. : P
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
they are all over out here, lots of land, so people have tended to leave them as they sit.
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:iconjsetala:
Jsetala Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student Photographer
I wish here as same!
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:icongrandmagoingnuts:
Grandmagoingnuts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great!!!
Reminds me of a place not far from there I live..It's called Kyrkömosse Bilkyrkogård (car-cemetary)..an old car breaker's yard that have become landmarked.
It's a exciting place and my camera went hot when I was there...:D
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
I believe I have seen pictures of this place.
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:icongrandmagoingnuts:
Grandmagoingnuts Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I thinj so..took a look at the photos in Rust in Peace..saw several that are taken there..:)
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
there is a field out there that I found many years ago, it is not almost a forest, but it has many old cars (but not as many as the site you speak of). It kind of makes me wonder how and why it got there.
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:icongrandmagoingnuts:
Grandmagoingnuts Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
mmm..it's a little strange...maybe it's a little bit deserted? They may have been dumped there in the belief that not being detected...or maybe as a graveyard for cars?
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
really don't know. The area is fairly remote, so I am not even able to ask anyone.
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:icongrandmagoingnuts:
Grandmagoingnuts Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
maybe it's therefore people left them there..in a way it's littering, but on the other hand, it becomes a work of art in all cases when it is really old cars
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
this was an old homestead, so all of the stuff was probably used until the family moved. In some cases, people left their land because of hard times, they really had no choice, and in this case, it was just pasture, so it continued to be used as such. So I suppose cleaning it up was not mush of an issue. I am though happy it was all left, because as you say, it makes for great pictures.
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:iconazaria567:
azaria567 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love old cars!
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
I like to photograph them Ashley, but I don't know a lot about them
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:iconazaria567:
azaria567 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ya I don't either. I need to find some places around here with some old cars bc I love to draw them!
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:iconvampirbiene:
Vampirbiene Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I almost envie you for such shooting locations.
What I like about the picture is that the shy seems to fly fast above us as time flies as well.
However the old lady stands there immobilised and it seems like she's trying to say something.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I believe she does speak.... we have but to listen.

Thanks a lot for taking time to visit.
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:icone12dollarz:
e12dollarz Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
This is so crisp. I feel like I could almost reach out and feel the rusty flaking off.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
I believe I used a tripod. The difference is quite significant sometimes.
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:icone12dollarz:
e12dollarz Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Indeed. A good tripod is next on my list of photography purchases. I have a little crappy one that's barely worth using right now.
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
it is a good investment that can be very expensive. Try not to buy a cheap one. A well built tripod will last a lifetime. I bought mine in 1980. It still works great.
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:iconmannafig:
mannafig Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here is the link to my digital drawing of this great photo [link] hope you like it.
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:iconchilipalmer:
chilipalmer Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Love the detail and composition. The truck almost looks ready to eat the camera. Great shot :)
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
thanks,

it is one of those shots that just works out all the way.
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:iconjakemunoz:
JakeMunoz Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010   Photographer
Beautifully vivid
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:iconswanee3:
Swanee3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
that still looks to be in good shape and it along with all the trim, at-least from this angle....;)
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