Welcome to Connecticut

19 May
Gas(less) Pumps

Gas(less) Pumps

I took a drive to Rhode Island the other day in hopes of catching a super awesome sunset by a lighthouse I discovered online.  That didn’t turn out quite the way I had hoped as everything around the island was bright and beautiful, but the area directly above the lighthouse was covered in dense fog.  I made the best of what I was dealt, of course, and will definitely share with you in the near future. 🙂

Despite the weather playing tricks on me, I did stumble upon a gem right on the CT/RI border.  This little gas station – long since closed – had so much character to it.  The light was dim (to say the least) but it was the perfect excuse to play with my new f/1.8 lens.

This is the first angle I tried. I envisioned an image with lots of texture and an antique feel to suit the subject matter. What do you think of the final photo?

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11 Responses to “Welcome to Connecticut”

  1. Ricardo Vilela May 19, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    Like a scene movie. Well done, nice shot.

    • seeingspotsphoto May 19, 2012 at 1:10 am #

      Thank you, Ricardo! I envision this one in a scary movie…dark road, low on gas and the gas station has been closed for years! haha

  2. nonoymanga May 19, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    I can see the taste of “Nostalgia” thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

  3. unsouthernbelle May 19, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    Fortunately when one photo doesn’t work out , another interesting one appears. Love old gas stations !

    • seeingspotsphoto May 20, 2012 at 1:09 am #

      Right! It reminded me of the quote, “Happy people don’t have the best of everything, they make the best of everything”. =)

      • unsouthernbelle May 20, 2012 at 3:38 am #

        They said it better. I can’t honestly say that I don’t get frustrated if an idea doesn’t work but I also appreciate serendipity.

  4. luv2shootpics May 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    I was looking to see what the price of gas was when these pumps were turned off!

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