The Undertaker  

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The Undertaker
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My neighbor is the owner of the local Funeral Home. This shot of a 1939 Chevy Coupe belongs to him. As I said he is my neighbor and his funeral home is right next door to my house. He is also the County Coroner and he prefers to be called Funeral Director but I prefer Undertaker. He makes me nervous because he seems to be sizing me up every time I see him. Actually he is a very nice guy and he has a very dry sense of humor, so we get along great. He is always asking me over to visit, but I tell him I don't like his type of visitations and he will just have to wait. The Methodist Church is just across the street from me so you might say they have me covered both coming and going. Nothing like a small town to keep things in perspective. I thought this might be something different for the B/W Challenge.


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12/11/13 7:12 PM GMT
I just love the post-work you did here old mate!...unusual composition perfickly done!

Maybe doing it this won't be able to 'fit into it' every time he 'sizes' you up eh!

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12/11/13 7:16 PM GMT
A Hearse with a split personality..Good manip..R.
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12/11/13 7:27 PM GMT
Great narrative OFT (Owd Fella Tick). The by you used words are very well chosen. I can say this because I remember very well that you've posted a couple of years ago an image of your house and the street where you live. So reading your narrative was a feast of recognition to me. Perfectly done, Ron.
But don't let me forget to qualify the image, whether it's your or the one of the undertaker, a good B&W one and very appropiate for the B&W challenge contest.

Regards, Cornelius.
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12/11/13 8:19 PM GMT
Excellent work here - the shiny paint and chrome really come through.
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. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
12/11/13 8:31 PM GMT
Great B/W Excellent work
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12/11/13 9:04 PM GMT
It would be a nice one for contest, Well done Tick.
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12/11/13 10:28 PM GMT
You have stepped up the game with this very cool presentation Mr. Ron, very good, and perfect for the challenge. I always enjoy your witty narratives too. Tigz♥ =^..^=
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12/11/13 10:42 PM GMT
With the church and the funeral home so close to you I can only assume that spirits are all around you. Maybe that is why you take such great pictures. You have help from the "the fifth dimension."

I also see that this coupe is attempting a coup in the black and white contest. I wish you all the best. You have a great entry.

Tick, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! ~~ John

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12/11/13 10:51 PM GMT
I like what you've done here Tick. To start the original image was excellent and then your post-editing has made a good image original.
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"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people." W.C. Fields. So I bet you'll go over to see My Gallery.
12/11/13 11:03 PM GMT
You have a real good sense of humour Tick and can spin a good yarn. An undertaker-neighbour would make me nervous too. But they are usually dressed in black and all hush hush but a sneaky look at the neighbour to assess age and size can be can be called quite normal. Nice B/W image. Good one for the challenge.
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12/11/13 11:10 PM GMT
Great story (true as it is) and wonderful post work on the classic car/hearse. Bravo. Amen.
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12/12/13 3:03 AM GMT
Superb narrative, you have a very quite neighbourhood. I really like the work and that's Fabulous challenge
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12/12/13 8:57 AM GMT
Good story, thanks. Interesting shot, too.
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12/12/13 10:03 AM GMT
I love the comment! Nice job of handling.
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12/13/13 4:30 AM GMT
this is a different approach, i like the angles in which you cut it. really catches your eye that other wise would'nt of. nice detail on this old black beauty as well. i was tempted to poke fun at that title with a joke but i dont dare. karma has a way of catching up to me way to fast. then again, whats the hearse that could happen to me?..DOOH i knew i couldnt help myself!
nice work TicK!
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12/13/13 1:06 PM GMT
I first dropped in today - being too busy all the time - end of the year syndrome [LOL] - and found this masterpiece ....
Congratulations, dearest SOT.
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12/14/13 12:31 AM GMT
Business can't be good if he's still driving around in a '39 Chev. A good narrative and interesting presentation Tick.
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12/14/13 11:03 PM GMT
Quite an undertaking with this creative presentation...a striking b/w and entertaining narrative...great old car but feeling a bit divided considering its' driver and purpose.
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