| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

Caribou Crossing, Carcross, Yukon, Canada, photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography

CARIBOU CROSSING, CARCROSS, YUKON, CANADA:  For some reason, I like shooting rusted out old vehicles.  I’ve always liked classic vehicles from the 40s, 50s and 60s.  But the rusty colours in wrecks from those eras hold special appeal.  I like the way the browns, oranges and red weave and flow across the dented and broken bodies.   This old Ford was especially interesting to me.  In addition to the rust, the dents and warps of the twisted front-end make the vertical and horizontal ‘lines’ weirdly attractive.

I found the truck sitting next to the petting zoo at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post just north village of Carcross in the Yukon Territory, Canada.  Carcross used to be called Caribou Crossing but over the years was contracted to Carcross.  The town, and this cool roadside attraction is found 45 minutes south of Whitehorse, Yukon and about 90 minutes from Skagway, Alaska.  Caribou Crossing is worth stopping at.  They have a good little museum, gift shop, and restaurant.  You can also see sled dogs and even take a ride with a team of dogs. Here’s my TripAdvisor review of Caribou Crossing.

Shot handheld with a Nikon D3100 with a Nikkor 18-200mm at  24mm, f16 1/50 sec., ISO 400.   Photo by John Ecker     |     pantheon photography

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