_ds85960_sqAnd now for something completely different. My car got splattered with pale mud on an outing – cue picture. The mud wasn’t quite as white as it looks now, but processing made it chalk-white. And, nothing reflects the world around you quite as well as a black car does.

The downside, of course, is that a black car also looks dirty very quickly.

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17 Responses to Splattered

  1. Not only do I enjoy this image, Andy, but I also enjoy the fact that you saw a photograph here.


  2. oneowner says:

    A positive side of having a black car is that I think they tend to be more photogenic. This is proof of my theory.


  3. paula graham says:

    Indeed, so true…shiny black cars are a delight in summer only!!


  4. Chillbrook says:

    You find images where others just wouldn’t think to look Andy. Superb!


  5. Nothing is as bad as it cannot be good for something. A really like this photo, the abstract appearance and the simple composition of structures and patterns. But, yes, unfortunately it probably doesn’t make the car look good. 🙂


  6. shoreacres says:

    The background looks like a Google Earth image of a canal cutting through fields. Beyond that, it’s interesting to contemplate the differences in splatter pattern that surely must arise, given differences in cars, tires, mud consistency, and so on. What a gallery that would be! You’d have to be careful, taking photos of other people’s cars, though.


    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Linda. I’ve had some strange looks viewing my own car, so I don’t think I will be taking pictures of other ones! This is my first splatter image. The car will now have to be cleaned, not something I am looking forward to as the mornings are very icy at the moment over here.


  7. Poppy says:

    Glad you gave us the tyre edge clue Andy! Always interesting the effects of pushing the processing techniques. Maybe your black car is putting on the glitz this morning 🙂 our car is decidedly frost sparkly in the light after the overnight temperature plummet. -5 a liitle while ago .


  8. Meanderer says:

    Very nice abstract, Andy. I agree with you about dark cars giving lots of photographic possibilities. I remember photographing lots of frost patterns and moss on an old dark-coloured car from a few years back.


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