Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA  

Old Time Phillips Station by Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

October 2020 - Old Time Phillips Station

October 2020 - Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

This was taken just a few days on a trip to the Pawhuska, OK area and the Woolaroc Museum near there. It was started by Frank Phillips, one of the founders of Phillips Petroleum Co. This old filling station is just like the one that they had in the 1930's, colors and all. I used some shadow adjustments in Lightroom and then edited in Photoshop. I used perspective warp to get rid of some of the distortion and cleaned it up some to get rid of the branches and other distracting items and cropped in a bit. It was taken with my Nikon D500, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 26mm, 1/1000 second, f11 and ISO 400.

5 comments posted

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Designed like an English cottage, your photograph has captured it well technically and composition wise. Interesting color combination. One suggestion would be to convert it to sepia tone. Another thought I have is to attempt to add a third gasoline pump, with correct perspective and scale.   Posted: 10/14/2020 16:58:57

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
Nice documentary shot! I said no when I saw the colors but because you took what they said it originally was, ok! Not even any pavement. Times have changed!!! Well done!   Posted: 10/15/2020 18:20:12

Les Tyler   Les Tyler
This baby really Pops. I've seen old gas stations, but they are normally drab looking. Who would think that this is the way they looked. Nice clean up job you did. I wouldn't change anything   Posted: 10/17/2020 12:35:11

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Nice historical gas station image. You did a very well composition. I pay more attention on right side, because the cars would come from right side to fill up. The statin with original interesting color. It lets me know how the gas station looks like in the old time.   Posted: 10/17/2020 17:09:51

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
Nice image of a hundred year old gss station. It reminds me of the old gas tanks set up in front of a small store that I would see in remote areas when I was a kid. very once and a while you would come across a gas station like this in a small town on the Cape or in the Berkshires. Never as nice as this one. The colors are fantastic. I really would not change a thing.   Posted: 10/19/2020 15:05:18


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