This old fifties Mercury was sitting up on the bank of the state road that left it at a disjointed angle in the high weeds. The road bordered a huge junkyard in rural western Minnesota, and the owners were kind enough to let me shoot there. I did so, for three solid days! It was full of fascinating relics...you name it, it was in there, and this car sat as a welcome wagon along the edge of that wonderland of rusted Americana. This was the first vehicle shot in a string of over 1300 images taken during those three days. Loved the faded yet still strong red color, and that fifties automotive vibe.
The title “Road Trip” just popped to mind as I worked up the image in the computer, partly because of the seat cushions stacked up inside the car, and it could appear that it was pulled off the road to camp. I don't believe this one will ever make it to Jellystone Park on the family camping trip, though. It was a fitting title for this expedition too. I was out on a long road trip over a thousand miles from my Pennsylvania home after finishing one the bigger art shows in the midwest in Minneapolis. An hour or so drive further west would have put my feet in Fargo ND, and this place was closer to nowhere than anywhere.