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Just taking a walk down memory lane…
Travelling along Route 66 in Texas, I found this old restored fuel station, today as I ramble through some of my images I began reflecting. Things are not and never will be what they used to be “back in the good ole days”, so making the most of the present is really beginning to bloom in my life.
I hope you all enjoy the image!

Location: Route 66, Texas, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 VR lens

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30 responses

  1. I really like this composition Stan

    May 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

    • Thanks Ken, this shot was truly one that I drove past, pulled over and then walked back to the spot where I had first seen the station, then took the series of images. I had been told that when you travel, you should try and photograph the ssubject exactly as it first grabbed your attention, then move around from there. This shot seems to prove that bit of advice to be true.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:09 am

  2. Route 66 is one of my planned photo road trips. Nice vintage picture, I liked how the house bricks colors went with the truck colors and the sign on the right side.

    May 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    • Much appreciated Raed, the original image shows brillant orange. The station, truck, and sign were all restored and painted in the Phillip’s 66 original colors and logos. I have the origianl image in my smugmug gallery (same as the location of the image above) I will do my best to get an article posted here where you can simply click on it and se the original. As a side note, there is another fully restored station in the downtown are (on the original portion of route 66), do yourself a favor, take a tripod and photograph that gem in the late evening when they turn on the neons! More on that coming soon. Good luck on your trip!

      May 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

  3. Love this!

    May 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  4. love that photo, takes me back in time

    May 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

  5. I Love this. Love,love,love

    May 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    • Thank you for the scoobie snack! very glad you love the image!

      May 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  6. So nostalgic. You are one talented photographer Sir! 😉 Beautiful.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:33 am

    • Thank you very much Robyn! I do try to capture the essence and energy of my subjects be they models, still life, nature, etc…and in pursuit of my desire to capture and present them as I see them (instead of how they simply appear), I remember the words of this amazing woman I met, ” performance depends neither on size or strength, but rather on fuel of the spirit”, it is that spirit of my subjects that I truly strive to capture and present so that others may enjoy. So glad I have accomplished that for you! 😉

      May 3, 2012 at 2:28 am

  7. I love this one.. it almost doesn’t seem real.. it’s so perfect in color and composition! I remember the Phillips gas stations (oops, I don’t think I’m supposed to admit that!!)

    May 3, 2012 at 12:49 am

    • ((BIG ole grin))…thanks Smidge! I just love it when such a talented and lovely person feels this way about my work! be careful with those Jello shots and PJ fruit….makes ya admit things…lololol….your a treasure! Thanks for the comment and the visit!

      May 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

  8. I love this, beautiful. Could be a book or album cover. Stunningly atmospheric.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:02 am

    • Your kind words and comments are greatly appreciated! Thanks so much for them AND your visit! Hope you visit often.

      May 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  9. Beautifully atmospheric. Should be a book or album cover as it tells a multitude of stories.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:05 am

  10. Great image! Reminds me of my grandmother’s western Oklahoma one-flashing-red-light town. Minus the tornado damage. 😉 Looking forward to seeing more.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    • Thanks Melissa! Glad you like the image, and yes…more to come! Please visit often, so very glad you stopped in!

      May 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm

  11. I remember the day stopping at a place like this putting a nickel in the coke machine. Cool

    May 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    • Thanks so much for the comment, glad my image brought back a good memory for you! Your blog was a pleasure to visit as well, thank you so much for stopping by mine.

      May 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      • My pleasure,keep up the good work!

        May 4, 2012 at 3:18 am

  12. Photo Media

    Very nice like it !

    May 4, 2012 at 4:00 am

  13. photographybyjoylene

    Wonderful image! I can’t wait to do the Route 66 – first road trip after hubby’s retirement I say, and he agreed! I did the stop and walk back thing on an old gas station on 45 in MS as we were coming home from a trip to Paris, TN once. I hope there are still some original sites on 66 too!

    May 4, 2012 at 6:33 am

  14. Thanks a million Joylene! Route 66 has lots of restored and authentic/ rustic sites on it. I got on old Route 66 just west of Oklahoma City and followed it (there are OLD and NEW sections of Route 66), through to Sante Fe, New Mexico. A quick google search will clue you in on several awesome places to photograph and visit along the route, and it’s history is incredible. If at all possible, I highly recommend a little pre planning to arrive at your selected Key Point destinations to photograph early in the morning or near sunset. That light of nature and the spectacular blending of some of the neon signs and lights….man, wish I would have taaken more time for this road trip! lololol..good luck and thanks for the visit and the comments!

    May 4, 2012 at 8:29 am

  15. It’s funny how time zooms by in hindsight but creeps by in moments in the present. Love the picture!

    May 5, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    • Thanks! And I must agree…it only seems like yesterday……

      May 6, 2012 at 1:58 am

  16. I love this–really nice job!

    May 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    • Thank you! I was honestly very concerned about the post processing, but then again, I offer it as wall art…so I do have a couple of versions of this shot. Thanks so much for liking this one! Truly appreciated!

      May 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

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