Saturday, January 12, 2008
Gas the Ford
Delray Beach, FL, December 2007
Gas stations are bleak, transient places where the ground is toxic and the people are sketchy. Yet when you're on the road at night, they're beacons to the bleary-eyed motorist, overlit patches of concrete that offer a bit of relief from the monotony of the darkened landscape.
I shot this out the window as we were stopped at a red light. I was challenged by the need to handhold the shot in an idling car with a longish exposure time. This continues my out-the-window photographic tour of the world (click here for another example.) I think there will be more, because I like how it feels to create moods without a lot of prep.
Your turn: Since I shot this quickly, I hope you'll comment on this quickly, too. What's the absolute first thought that comes to mind as you see this?