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Fragments of the Past

Fragments of the Past
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-01
Categories: Transportation, Mood
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/5.4, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Harpya´s Theme ( favorite ) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-21 14:36
Viewed: 3090
Points: 73
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Homage to an Era Long Past:

From 1899 until 1958, the Packard name on an automobile meant class.
Now, fifty years later, we can but mourn the passing of an era that most of us never really got a chance to taste.

This car was captured at the gala of an exclusive private school where it was being exhibited as part of a fund-raising drive.
Yet it would have been the grandparents of those children who might have seen these cars on the road, not the parents. In fact, only a few of those grandparents might have seen these cars since most of them grew up in countries very far away from the United States where this automobile was built.

Tech: Each of the shots was composed in camera and then resized to fit a collage of TL proportions

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week

shelbeesmom, JohnTulip, machinelove, riverfriends, chrisJ, Josine, juyona, Hendrika, milas, kurekpit, jan515, jusninasirun, eqshannon, harpya, Trigger, Refugee has marked this note useful
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To machinelove: thanks, vincentSilke 1 01-22 08:12
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details are all good!! i like this fragments.. the title is so good, Silke!! good collage.. and perfect realise!! this post breathes really class!! mood is well created here!! brava!!
ciao Marco

Hi Silke,

Wonderful presentation of this antique car . .
Great PP work that you have done . .
This car is very well maintained . .


Many thanks for your kind words on Breakfast time .

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2008-01-21 15:50]

Very well presented Silke,..classy..just as that car was..love that shinny chrome..nicely photographed.

THanks for sharing.

Best wishes

  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-01-21 16:49]

Hi Silke,though I do like your collage,I would really like to see more of that grill work nice details & strong image.


You are always so artistic is your presentaions...and this one is no exception:)
Thanks for the notes...
it is hard to capture crome and you have done it with perfection!!!

hi silke, such a great image, very classic style shots with also a classic presentation, very classy! superb clarity and details in each photo, very well done,
a very nice presentation,
well done, thanks,scott

Kind of unfair teasing us with just parts of this car Silke...;-( Unless you're planning a follow up shot, I think you could have had the courtesy to put the whole car in a workshop. Or, you could have improved this shot by including a full shot of the car under the chrome arch made by the two name pieces. Just my opinion though. So much is subjective when it comes to art. What pleases one, doesn't please another. Otherwise good effort.
I did a workshop which I'll try to post tomorrow...

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-01-22 1:01]

Hi Silke

A nostalgic shot from a bygone age with superb colour & sharpness. The text is very clear, & well placed. Tfs!

Beautiful this collage, very interesting idea to put three positions of the car, I like the colors you captured.
Bye bye

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-01-22 1:44]

Hi Silke ;)
nice collage...brilliant details...Compliments,
Have a nice day,
J ;)))

Hello Silke.
Yes, good oldays. Really beautiful cars that time.
Beautiful picture, superb tribute, you presented here.
One of my friends had a second hand Packhard 1953, too.
Big fun we had with it. Ones we drove with atleast 12 boys and girls in it. Roads where nearly empthy that time, (eurly 60ths) haha
Best regards from Jan

I like that Silke, great frame. the chrome looks in good condition.

Don't make em like they used to.


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-01-22 2:17]

Hola amiga,
precioso trabajo y detalles...
espléndida mirada al pasado,
excelente trabajo,

Hi Silke,
What a great composition of details. Shining and sharp well ballanced in a superb frame. An attractive presentation. Job well done Lotl!

Well we CANNOT learn this ''photo fox'' called Silke learn new tricks! (*__*)
Just very well done Silk!
* pl

A lot of work was involved to keep them shiny like in your picture.

Great presentation of the details of this Packard - I only know them from seeing them in a museum.

TFS this beauty from the past.


Wow , be sure this car is not for me. $$$$ beautiful and rich conception . Good composition fabulous
Bravo Réal.

Good morning Silke

Wonderful compo here, really superb sharp images and a thought provoking nostalgic view.

TSF regards Helen

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-01-22 5:16]

Such great detail and clarity in the images Silke. I love how the picture feels like one could reach and touch the car’s chrome. I find looking into the reflections very interesting and wonder who one can almost see there. Just an awesome job of the framing and positioning. Lovley imaginative shot.
Warm Regards

Hello Silk,
A wonderful Idea, excllent colors bg pov dof excllent details very crisp well composed and captured photo, excllent POV with great PP work

TFS Kyle

Oh just to have one would be nice!! Very nice collage here Silke! How are you?? Busy?? Me too!!..my hands are cracking!! UGH!! I hate winter! So nice to see you here, will be back tomorrow to give you your just rewards!

Hi Silke,
I like each of these photos very much in their own right,
You captured some great light, color and reflections off of the chrome for each, very cool!
To be honest I'm not crazy about the collage presentation, but then again I'm not a big fan of that type of thing in general.
Still the shots are great,
A three for one special!

Regards, Vincent

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-01-22 7:52]

MERHABA Myfriend Silke...
wonderful work and detail...bravo..

Hello Silke.
very nice composition,excellent details and colours.Well presented.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-01-22 11:17]

Hello Silke ,this is beautifulcollage,good presentation and stunning clarity picture.
Best wishes.

Hallo Silke,
sehr schöne Details von diesem alten Auto. Gute Collage...


  • coed1992 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 2 N: 914] (6048)
  • [2008-01-22 12:29]

very nice collage . the images are sharp and captured well, well presented Silke, thumbs up.

Hi Silke, you did a great collage of those pieces. And each one of them is well photographed. Good choice of the black bg.

Cheers, Yan :)

Excellent photos on this montage.
Excellent sharpness and details.
Well done

Hello Silke,
Well presented parts of vintage beauties. Polished chromed and well framed. What a shine!!!

You truly love your creative side much more than anything..and for that I have a lot of respect and admiration....

Belle présentation bien clinquante !
Bonne journée.

hello Silke

you have used your imagination to get this lovely collage

I find very interesting the reflections of the metals and the range of colours.



I rather like this unusual collage, though I do agree with RSK: more of the grille would have been even nicer

Best regards

Hi Silke, I can remember seeing one of these at a vintage car show many moons ago. Lovely collage with good colour and detail. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Around Our Garden VIIII’

Hello Silke,
Very nice shot my friend..very sharp,clear and clean image..love to see the whole part of this car..I think its great and beautiful..Well done.


Thanks on "Portrait @ 2"

Hello Silke,

Ah!!.. my weak point for these beautiful presentations!
Beautiful visual, I am amazed with the beautiful look of these chromed of this beautiful car.
You made a beautiful work here! I loved!!


Hi Silke,
very interesting idea - I like this way of presentation of the title subject. Excellent in technical aspects too. A true eyecatcher!


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-02-09 7:27]

certainly looks like a great Packard commercial!
Well done Silke.

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