Day 68 365 Project

Convertible black Cadillac sitting in the weeds in a back alley of Newark, Ohio.
Convertible black Cadillac sitting in a back alley of Newark, Ohio.

This was my find for today, a convertible black Cadillac. What an awesome car this would be to restore. Judging from the weeds, probably not happening with this one soon, but there’s a plate, so there’s hope.

Today was the first weekday of decent weather for a long time. What a nice feeling to go out for a walk at lunch and not feel the sting of winter. The streets had quite a few more people.

I got a laugh out of a person that wanted to give me grief about my camera. In my town, just walking makes you a suspicious person. Walk to much, and you must be up to something. Walk with a camera and certainly you should be on some sort of watch list. This gentleman asked in a schoolyard bully type of way, “What are you doing? Taking pictures?”. I replied, “Yes.”. “What of?!”. “Anything I want to.”.

I don’t know what stopped me from snapping photo of the look on his face. It was one of amazement that I did not give a fuck about his position on the matter that I walk around taking photos in this little town frequently. I lost a priceless photo. Whatever stopped me this time, is going to stop me the next.

I prefer to keep to myself on a lot of things and I’m finding that to get the best photos, it’s just not possible. I am starting to get the mindset that I take photos, I take photos of whatever I want to, I don’t care what anyone thinks of that, and wherever I’m at, there’s not much anyone can do about that.

That mindset sounds easy, but for me, it’s taking a while to fully develop.