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Autos or Art?
Photograph by Jim Richardson

Once condemned as a junkyard, Carhenge—modeled after England's Stonehenge but built with classic American cars—has become a cultural phenomenon and a major tourist draw for the nearby town of Alliance, Nebraska. Each year some 40,000 visitors from all over the globe make the pilgrimage to the structure, which was built in 1987 by former resident and Stonehenge buff Jim Reinders and his family. "We have a lot of visitors from Europe," says Melissa Johnson, tourism coordinator of Box Butte County, where the structure is located. "They think it's the funniest thing in the world."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100 
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR
Speed and F-Stop: Approximately 1/30 @ f/4 or f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Thunderstorm    
Time of Day: After sunset
Lighting Techniques: I waited for the lightning.
Special Equipment or Comments: I used long time exposures to wait for the lightning strikes over Carhenge.


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