I have seen some articles on the internet lately about “fordite” – basically a byproduct of old automotive paint processes turned into jewelry. The oddly beautiful layers of paint reminded me of some photos I have taken, like this one from an old VW Beetle in Guatemala.

This Beetle has clearly lived a long and colorful life.

Peeled Paint on Beetle

Abstract of paint layers, Volkswagen Beetle, Lake Atitlán, Santiago Atitlán Guatemala. Canon 1Ds Mark II. 145mm. ISO 50 1/8 sec. @ f/16.