Petro-Pelago

Abandoned gas station at Olancha, on isolated Highway 395, down the eastern Sierras.

 

Night, full moon, heavy clouds, 2 minute exposure, blue-gelled strobe flash, passing highway traffic.

 

  • Vintage Roadside 8y

    Wow, I like this one alot. Another great shot.
  • Noel Kerns 8y

    Are you sure this isn't actually a petro-ninsula? It's often hard to tell. :-)

    I really like the crisp blue strobe on this one.

    I say again...that place across the way looks pretty cool too....
  • doofusdave 8y

    This is killer. I love the competing lines of the cloud movement, light trails and the angle of the roof. Yeah, the blue is cool, too :-)
  • It was the light, it was the angle 8y

    the traffic makes the shot!
  • utp. 8y

    doofusdave said it about the lines! And the peeling paint on the edge of the roof against the soft blur of the night clouds. Tasty!
  • William Day 8y

    Incredible. Seriously one of the best photographs I have seen.
  • shannon richardson 8y

    freakin awesome!
  • Derek 8y

    These are all so incredible I don't know what to comment first. You have a really original idea going on, keep it up!
  • MartaMaria Fontana 8y

    very beatiful!
  • Guac Air 8y

    Insane clouds. Did you crop sky to go square?
  • Troy Paiva 8y

    Yes, the image was horizontal and most of the crop came from the right side. There was more sky over there, but the square crop closes / tightens the composition for me.
  • Jim Murphy 8y

    Awesome lighting! That blue flash looks brilliant.
  • rapin2004@sbcglobal.net 8y

    BRAVO ! Great Art Work . Best, Andre
  • tgagephoto 8y

    excellent series troy!
  • noname atall 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Marlin images, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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