Sunday, March 30, 2008



Colorful target practice...



Not really odd, not around here anyway, but I loved the colors... and the shot patterns... I'd be willing to bet that old truck could tell a tale or two... Looks rather sad now, though, don't you think?

Odd Shots Monday originates at Katney's Kaboodle...

EDIT:

Because some people seem to not understand shotguns, I thought I'd give a brief explination:

Shotguns are used for small game hunting. The shells that are used instead of bullets look like this:


Inside the red part is shot, which looks like this:


When the trigger is pulled, the firing pin hits the primer, here in the middle of the cap, it sets off a spark inside the shell which ignites the gunpowder, causing a small explosion which sends the shot out the barrel of the gun, and towards the target.


In the picture, the shotgun was far enough away that all it did was peel the paint and dent the truck a bit, but it wasn't too far away, because the shot pattern is fairly tight... the farther away the gun is, the larger the shot pattern. The tighter shot pattern is toward the front of the truck, which faces northwest, and the road runs east and west, so I'd imagine that the shooter was headed east, because as they went along the shot pattern got wider...and because of the similar stages of rust, I'd say they were all done at about the same time, fairly recently.(just a guess...)

22 comments:

Katney said...

That is odd to me. I'm not aware of anything like it around here. I've put my Odd Shot up early so I wouldn't forget.

Anita said...

We have lots of old machinery and vehicles on farms in the country... and lots of people who like to take pot shots at anything that they can!

If I didn't put mine up tonight, it would probably be the middle of the afternoon tomorrow before it was up!! :) Your's is really odd this week!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Yes that is odd, but i am sure glad that its a broken, no good, car that someone has targeted.

Anita said...

That's true.. we don't get a lot of vandalism around here at all, even this kind... people are pretty respectful...

Müge Tekil said...

This is really an odd shot I believe. I have never seen such a scene before :)

Kostas said...

Very good odd shot photograph, but also with a lot of information, this car him they have shot also the imprints from the small a lot of buckshots they appear very good, also his first colour he was one marvellous light blue.......

quintarantino said...

Great colour patterns on the photo.

Dirty Knees said...

Thank goodness it would be very odd around here. (Guns scare me.)

I live in a rural area too, but I don't believe I've ever seen a vehicle here used as target practice. But I think the gun laws are different here in Ontario than where you live.

However, we DO have vandalism here: kids with spray cans!

Daryl E said...

That's fun .. is it from one of those paint war games? Great Odd Shot!

Anita said...

It looks like it, doesn't it? Actually, the blue is the bare metal of the truck where the shot has peeled paint... it is fairly recent, as it hasn't really started rusting yet...
Most of this sort of thing isn't done by kids, it's done by "good ol' boys" out hunting... no real damage done, as it's just a junk truck that was rusting away in a big group of other junk rusting away...
We don't have a lot of real vandalism around here...

K. alias Bear-Mom said...

very special :)
mine is here: http://kajapildialbum.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-odd-shots.html

diXymiss said...

I like the colors & patterns too. Beauty (and oddity) is in the eye of the beholder.

Dragonstar said...

Guns scare me, too, but I love those colours and patterns!

John said...

Very odd indeed! Great Odd Shot.

Paulie said...

I was expecting to see a target board that was several colors BECAUSE you said it wasn't odd at all around there!!!!! lol I think it's a great ODD SHOT. I am jsut wondering where this abandoned truck is parked to be able to paint ball it?

Anita said...

It's not paint ball... it's the paint peeled off with shotgun blasts...
It's out in the country, there's some land where there is an old falling down house, and the owner's have piled all kinds of junk around it... washers, dryers, vehicles, farm machinery, there's even a very old golf cart...

diane said...

These colors are great Anita. Looks like they used blue paint balls right?
Great odd shot~

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JC said...

That's neat... I'll bet that old truck served well.

Funny that you needed to explain shot, though... it is getting harder to find legal places to just go shoot.

Anita said...

It is funny, isn't it... so many people thought it was paint ball, though, not realizing what a shot gun blast looks like, or how it's pattern is made...

Mme. Meow said...

Wow, awesome photographer and ballistics expert! :oD Thank you for the explanation-- very interesting.

(and I love the truck... maybe the shot felt like Swedish massage-- you never know)

Anita said...

Thanks...

LOL... might have, you just never know! ;)

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