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    Default Continuing on in the Mother Lode, Nevada City, part 11

    A bustling, colorful little town full of historic buildings from the gold rush era.

    Oh yeah, that's my 56 green Chevy in the first couple of pictures. Wish I still had it. Remember the old canvas water bags hanging from the front bumper (like the one on my Chevy). You always had one if you were traveling a long distance especially out in the boonies.
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    Classy pictures, classy cars....Don, you da man!!!!

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    Don...........The 56' Chevy was always my favorite, and not the 55' or 57' that so many folks tend to go after. I had a 57' 210 in the same ugly two-tone green that decked out your 56'. I wonder if Clint Walker from "Cheyenne" Bodey fame still lives in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area. Heck, for all I know he may not still be with us. Thanks......

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    Don, you take a very professional looking photograph. I wish I had the eye for it like you do.

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    I had a 56 and a 57 two door hardtops, both with Corvette engines and four speeds. Foolishly, sold them both a long time ago when they were not worth that much money.

    Oh well.

    Great photos as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Johnson View Post
    Don, you take a very professional looking photograph. I wish I had the eye for it like you do.

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    Thanks NJ, I really don't do anything special. The camera does all the work. I just push the button. All this ghost town stuff I've posted is of course from slide scans and goes back many years. I've since gone 100% digital and most of the railroad stuff on my home page is just that. With the Gt stuff I tend to shoot more documentary style and just try and record the buildings or main subject. With the railroad stuff I go for more of the scenery as many of them get published. Either way, nothing special and I just enjoy shooting pictures.
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    That really is a pretty little town.

    I was in Nevada City in 99' and had been admiring the old cemetery...a local resident told me that they had just finished the clean up of a few headstones that had been desicraed by graffiti the night before. She said that was the first time that had ever happened. I hated to hear that. It just goes to show how pervasive the rot from the cities has become.

    On a cheery note, nice Cheeby mon! I always liked the 56's best.

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    Don, if capturing great shots were are easy as you say there'd be a lot more memorable photos like yours out there.

    Cool "old" cars (even a Lincoln Continental with black vinyl top!) among the cool old buildings.

    I've been including cars in the family photos I take so that one day my kids or grandkids will marvel over the cool old cars therein (e.g. my 2009 Subaru Outback).

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