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The Good 'Ol Days
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Challenge: Gas Stations (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Downtown in Issaquah, WA
Date: Feb 11, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Urban
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2009

I found this challenge subject to be quite odd at first, thinking "what in the world could I do for this?" Little did I remember, I drive by this old gas station every day to work. I love old gas stations as they have so much character.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2009 09:14:20 PM
I'm losing count of how many times I have seen this gas station in this challenge! Looks like you were all there at different times, however.

Biggest issue I see is some visible tilt that can be corrected under basic rules. The pole is a composition problem, but hey, that's what the place looks like, can't do much about it.
02/22/2009 12:43:53 PM
Very nice and one of my favorites. One suggestion...would prefer to see either all of the lamp in front or crop to eliminate half a lamp showing.
02/20/2009 08:52:55 PM
I am amazed at how many time this station is featured in this challenge...I like the B&W of yours...wish you could read the "Shell" on the shells better but it is good anyway
02/20/2009 12:06:58 PM
nice shot, love the name and the black and white is great
02/20/2009 01:49:08 AM
This is a popular station. Good Shot!
02/18/2009 05:47:25 PM
Very nostalgic.
02/18/2009 04:55:38 PM
your lighting is quite romantic!! lovely shot
02/18/2009 03:45:40 PM
Nice shot but the picture doesn't look straight, looks tilted down to the right...
02/18/2009 01:17:15 PM
Great one.
02/18/2009 11:19:36 AM
This is good, but. IMHO it should have been shot as portrait instead of landscape, that way the lamp post wouldn't be cut off and the space to the right would not detract from the shot. Also, it seems to tilt to the right, needs to be level.
02/18/2009 09:11:00 AM
I think this is an awesome picture, but I notice that it is slightly tilted. Unfortunately, many of my photos turn out tilted as well. I still think its a great shot regardless!


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