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Preferences. Red, White, Or Blue.


Red, white, and blue trucks.
Red truck with red trim and the blue truck with the blue trim house.

Color preferences in small town America. Red, white, or blue.

This scene caught my eye when I noticed the trim of the houses matched the pickup trucks out front. It was taken in Murray City, Ohio, a nice little town with a great American Legion that’s well worth a visit.

Day 72 365 Project

Lit up Peterbilt in the rain.
A Peterbilt lit up at a truckstop on a rainy night.

I worked through the day without taking time to get a photo. The rain kept coming and it was still here at night. Finding photos in the rain at night is tricky.

One tactic I use for nights like this is to make use of the reflections and light that I can find. I thought about how the truck stop parking lots use to light up with all the chicken lights on the semis idling. I think the idea worked well. Brought back memories too.

Day 30 365 Project

Old truck with historical tag.
Historical Truck

I noticed this “historical” tagged truck setting outside my office today and I found it humorous – humorous and truthful.

I went out to the sidewalk to take some photos of this gem. Normally, the Ohio “historical” tag is reserved for finely preserved show cars. This truck really didn’t fit that description, but it is in fact, “historical”.

While I was taking photos of the truck, a passer-by gave me an inquisitive look. This is a pretty common scenario for me because I take photos of many things that people just cannot understand why. If you don’t understand where I’m going with my photos, they subject matter can seem a bit absurd. I pointed to the license plate and said, “It’s historical!”.  He just laughed and said, “Well hell, I’m historical too. Want a picture of me?”.

We joked a bit and he explained that he was downtown to get a special tag for his dog because he was Vet and he’d heard that he could get a companionship certification for his dog. Hope it gets it, but I can’t imagine the county building where he was heading to be helpful to anyone that isn’t going to fatten their government pension in one way or another. They’ll probably want him to pay some sort of county fee for this dog that calms him down.

This “historical” tag did get me thinking though. As I’ve gotten into photography, the side benefit is that I’ve learned history about the things that I’ve taken photos of. I’ve found that history really is a lot like this truck. True history is rough on the edges and full of all sorts of holes. It’s not cut and dried like the textbooks present it.