We were at a downtown carnival over the weekend, and while the kids were zipping around on rides, I spotted this rundown 1963 VW bug in a nearby parking lot.

I liked how the rust spots contrasted with the faded (but original, according to the for-sale notice) turquoise paint job. I loved the missing headlight chrome and the bracket for the absent bumper.

The technical challenge was getting good light. It was a bright, cloudless day with harsh sunlight. Half of the bug was in the shade under a tree. I took a few frames at different angles and returned for a few more when the sun had shifted and more was in the shadow.