Out on a winter walk one evening I spent too long taking sunset photos. I found myself scrambling to find the path back home in the near blackness.
The quickest route home was to go cross-country following the wire fences.
I ended up in an unfamiliar paddock, walking between the silhouettes of broad trees and picking my way over the uneven grasses.
I headed toward the town lights knowing that was the right direction.
Against the last glow of the sunset I came across a jumbled assembly of metal. I was curious to make out what it all was. I squatted down to view the shapes in profile.
There were the dark frames of assorted farm machinery, steel drums and an aged vehicle.
I tried to photograph it all but, with only a compact camera and no tripod, couldn’t produce anything without blur.
Finally there was this shot.
The farm truck appears to be a Nissan Patrol! but it looks ancient. I’m familiar with recent models but I didn’t know the series went back that far.
Does anyone have an idea of the age of this Patrol? I’d love to know more about it. ♦
‘One Shot Wonders’ series
Photo taken 24 July 2013, on my old Canon Powershot A550(!) – but an interesting subject