“Phil’s Phantastic Phield Trip 2.5” – Haul of Fame

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Once again members of HDP were treated to a well-planned photo shoot with Phil the N. Back in the spring he had organized a trek around three waterfalls and prior to that there was a quick trip to an abandoned farmhouse in southeastern Massachusetts (this is the .5 trip).


Phil does his homework by heading to these spots before the group arrives. He carefully notes the spots that will provide the best photo-ops for the group while mentioning it may not be fore everyone – he has yet to disappoint any of us!


This last shoot was in northeastern Connecticut at a graveyard for abandoned working vehicles. Strewn around the property were trucks from the past ninety years; construction machines rusting away in the underbrush; and buses that now see their heydays in their rearview mirrors. Amid all of this rusty metal is a large building housing numerous restored vehicles – all shiny and bright. The proprietors of this Museum of the Haul of Fame were more than gracious with their time. They were readily available to point out the particulars of one of their antiques. A special tip of the lens cap to Dave Rossi who could not have been more generous with his collection.


Those Attending

Bernie, Joe, Ellen K., Jim, Ellen, Phil the N., and Phil the H.

Bernie, Joe, Ellen K., Jim, Ellen, Phil the N., and Phil H.




Early Processed Images


Bernie’s Results 

"Trucking It" - Bernie

“Trucking It”



"Trucking II" - Bernie

“Trucking  II”












"Canned Nuts" - Bernie

“Canned Nuts”


 Jim’s Picks

"Rusted Out" - Jim

“Rusted Out”


"Tightly Cropped"

“Tightly Cropped”
















Ellen K. (Guest Photographer)


"Fireman's Gear"

“Fireman’s Gear”


"Front Fender"

“Front Fender”


Joe’s Processed 

"1920s Mack Truck"

“1920s Mack Truck”


"Mack Diesel Emblem"

“Mack Diesel Emblem”


"Season's Greetings!"

“Season’s Greetings!”



Phil the N. Trip Organizer 

"Gearing Up"

“Gearing Up”


"Rusted Out"

“Rusted Out”










"Busing in CT"

“Busing in CT”





"Solar Glare"

“Solar Glare”














Phil H. Captures

Looks Like the 60's"

Looks Like the 60’s”


"Nature Shot" (Complete with a Story!)

“Nature Shot”
(Complete with a Story!)