Photographing A VW & Beetle Bone Yard

by | Jan 7, 2021

Today’s Post by Jamie Zartman

Happy New Year to you. I started the New Year here in Grand Junction, Colorado with temperatures at 22 degrees . Earlier this morning, I was driving to pick up some groceries, when I saw a collection of rusting VW bodies outside a small business.

I took a few photographs using both my iPhone 12Pro and Olympus E-M1 III with a much loved M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO from Olympus is a versatile 80-300mm equivalent telephoto zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. As part of the company’s PRO series of lenses, this lens has a bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture for consistent illumination throughout the zoom range to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. Its optical design uses a series of aspherical and low dispersion glass elements to suppress chromatic and spherical aberrations for sharpness and clarity, and uses a ZERO coating to reduce flare and ghosting for high contrast, color-accurate imaging.





After looking at the photos, I decided to create a grouped impression of the VW bodies, mostly shooting through a linked fence around the yard.

Note from Joe: Jamie’s post production efforts with these photographs provide, I think, a very Van Gogh, interpretation while adding lots of interest. Maybe that’s why he was the winner of our last photo contest!








Volkswagen enthusiasts, especially Beetle fans, should check out my book review of Volkswagen Beetles and Buses, elsewhere on this blog.











Jamie Zartman, who is located in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a talented landscape photographer. But Jamie also has a passion for cars as well.