Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA  

I Stopped to Get Some Gaas by Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

June 2021 - I Stopped to Get Some Gaas

June 2021 - Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

This old gas station is located in Halltown, MO, just off I44 on Route 66. It is a great place with the original old station dating to the 1920's, before Route 66 opened. There are several old cars and trucks there also. I liked the old station, with the Ford sedan waiting to get some gas. It was taken with my Olympus E-M5 Mark II camera, Olympus 14-150mm lens at 20mm, 1/320 seconds, f9 and ISO 200. I cropped in some, removed the tree in the upper left corner, replaced to sky in Photoshop with one that I had previously taken. I cleaned up the wires and some other small items. I did darken the gravel at the bottom of the image a bit.

3 comments posted

Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Excellent composition. Perhaps the car on the right could have been fully included? Then would perhaps have achieved 16:9 ratio rather than the square? Like the cheerfulness of the image and the sharpness.   Posted: 06/04/2021 11:33:51

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Charming shot of old times. When I was a boy, gas was about 29 cents a gallon.   Posted: 06/05/2021 17:21:28

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Tom, this nostalgia image is packed full of interesting objects from what looks like a 1942 four seat sedan, signage, a couple old Coca-Cola dispensers, and the loveable green Sinclair dinosaur. I agree with your tidying up Tom. One suggestion would be to also darken somewhat the driveway behind the Ford and the driver side of the white car. My eyes are being drawn to them.   Posted: 06/13/2021 12:27:38


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