Posted on Jun.10, 2011, under Michigan

(Nikon D700, 50mm, ISO 200, Exposure 1/1000 sec @ f/4.0)

At the Gilmore Car Museum they’ve built a replica of an early 30’s vintage Shell gas station. Many of the items inside and outside of the museum came from a Shell station which was located in Hickory Corners, just a couple miles away from the museum. More information about the building itself can be found here

This image shows one of the vintage signs which they have set up outside of the museum. I liked the look of it with the cracked paint. I think my 50mm did a nice job capturing the old character of the sign. As I was looking through my images after the show, I saw this one and immediately thought of the Campbell’s Soup Can picture done by Andy Warhol. If only this image were worth as much!

No ‘as shot’ version since this is pretty much the out of camera shot other than a little sharpening and a slight adjustment to the exposure.

I welcome your comments and feedback below.

Copyright © 2011 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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