Posted on Jun.10, 2009, under Michigan

(Olympus E-3, 14-54mm at 14mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, exposure .6 sec @ f/4.0)

This last weekend I went to the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) car show held at the Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo, Michigan. There were some terrific old cars at the show (and I’ll likely post some shots of those as well), but the museum itself is worth the trip. It’s set on 90+ acres and houses hundreds of cars in various barns. They also have a recreation of a 1930’s era Shell service station, which is where this shot was taken. I was walking through the station and I really liked the look of all the old tools, manuals, and other service station materials. My grandfather owned a station years ago and it brought back pleasant memories.

The image itself has had little post processing done on it. The color image was converted to black and white, some toning applied and a slight vignette added.

Comments and feedback welcome.

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  • Ilan says:
    You can almost smell the grease from the photo – I bet you can find a Rita Hayworth poster somewhere there as well 🙂
    Nice processing, give classic feeling to it.
  • barb says:
    Great shot, and I love the tone on your conversion. Beautiful color (or lack of it, so to speak).

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