Motel

Taken with a long exposure, using available light. (2:19 am)

 

Near NW 39th & I-44, Oklahoma City, OK.

 

 

Donna, charsuede and 9 more people faved this
  • Mike 10y

    It came out real nice.
  • Donna 10y

    it did come out nicely. You've been in my neighborhood :)
  • charsuede 10y

    very film noir-ish.
  • Jason B. 10y

    Thank you all for your comments.
  • foto fanatic1 10y

    turned out very nice :) Kinda looks like a picture from the 50s or 60s
  • neillharmer 10y

    nice take on that shot. been there a few times to shoot that exact sign myself. was scared at one pont with all that construction going on around it that they would tear it down.
  • ercwttmn 10y

    love this photo
  • Bob Archer 9y

    This is my favorite of your sign pics. The lighting and the colors are wonderful. There seem to be two major challenges with sign pics. One is the perspective (the tops are always converging) and two, when taken during the day, there is usually a glaring, harsh, washed-out sky - both of these you avoided here. Nicely done.
  • Jason B. 9y

    Thank you for your comments.

    Neill: As of 06/25/2006 (the last time I drove by), the sign was still standing, but had been painted over. Another used car lot (big surprise).

    Bob: I have faced both of those problems with my sign shots. I usually end up taking 10-15 shots from different angles to get a decent perspective. As far as the light, I like to get signs either early in the morning or late afternoon (depending on which way the sign is facing, and shadows from other objects). If I really like the sign, I will make two or three trips over to get the shot I want.

    As far as this picture, I was borrowing a friend's camera that has the long exposure mode. I would like to do more with that sometime, but don't have the budget at the moment for a better camera myself.
  • Mike 9y

    I probably have a film camera you can borrow for long exposures.
  • Jason B. 9y

    Thanks, Mike. I do have a couple of film cameras I can take out, but I was kind of dreaming about a new digital SLR...

    I do appreciate the offer.
  • (Gary) 9y

    You have a great bunch of photographs of old signs, you need to join this group,
    Your Sign Here
    www.flickr.com/groups/52782192@N00/
  • SKY✡VU 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called VINTAGE MOTEL SIGNS ONLY!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    This is the old Starlite Motel. I see the top of the sign has been removed.

    Nice night shot!
  • Jason B. 8y

    Added! Do you remember much about the Starlite? I don't think I ever saw the rest of the sign.
  • Larry Miller 8y

    fine light
  • Jason B. 8y

    Thanks larry&flo.
  • Steve & Michelle Gerdes 6y

    Nice one!
    I really think you should add this great photo here:
    Vintage Steel Signs !
    + some of you other great photos of course!

    Michelle
    --
    Seen in your Give me a sign! set. (?)
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Taken on September 20, 2005
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