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Shell Station
Shell Station

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Challenge: Gas Stations (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Issaquah, WA
Date: Feb 16, 2009
Aperture: f11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6sec
Galleries: Architecture, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2009

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This was taken with a tripod before sun up this morning. Someone is restoring the gas station to an early 20th century look. I like the mannequin in the window. It was difficult to not blow out the lights on the pumps.

Place: 20 out of 135
Avg (all users): 5.8814
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 5.7966
Avg (non-participants): 5.9072
Views since voting: 1017
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 253
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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02/25/2009 08:30:01 AM
Originally posted by smudgeSMJ:

... I love the cutout of the dude in the window.

Mannequin? Cutout? Grrr...I've looked at this for several minutes now and I don't see a recognizable shape in the window. :-{
02/25/2009 12:10:06 AM
Should have scored higher. Very nice shot.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2009 09:31:07 PM
02/24/2009 04:29:37 PM
A beautiful old style shot
02/23/2009 12:55:00 PM
This must be the location that quite a few members live close to. Second entry I've seen of this one. Nice old time feel to it.
02/23/2009 01:15:53 AM
02/22/2009 12:43:27 PM
Great job with the color tone.
02/21/2009 10:04:55 AM
third picture in the is challenge...neat shot...a little flat in tone...but a cool shot
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02/20/2009 12:37:58 PM
Where is this place? Looks like I've seen this same station 3 or 4 times now. I like the time of day that you took this. Works well with the lights. Kind of with you'd taken a bit off the bottom on this. BTW - what's "Free"? Kittens or something? :-) Good luck in the challenge.
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02/20/2009 12:14:14 PM
nice shot, love the name and the car is great
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02/20/2009 01:49:25 AM
This is a popular station. Good Shot!
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02/19/2009 08:31:52 AM
The upper one-third isnt appealing...
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02/18/2009 05:03:54 PM
your PP is much better than the other one of this same location. (did you both go the same time?)....lol
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02/18/2009 04:08:25 PM
Very old-timey, nice pic, I love the cutout of the dude in the window.
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02/18/2009 10:30:44 AM
I like it...the monotone color was a good choice too. second comment-> one of my favorites in this challenge!
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02/18/2009 03:50:53 AM
love the girl in the window!
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02/18/2009 01:23:30 AM
I like this. A great image of times gone past. Maybe a little dark. Would have been hard to lighten much, but a ittle would make the Shell on top of the building stand out a little more, while avoiding blowing out the lights too badly. Shame it wasn;t Advanced Editing then you could have achieved it easily.
Composition is great. One of the best images.
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