Motel

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

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

    nalilo, charsuede, soonerJH, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. retrOKC 105 months ago | reply

      It came out real nice.

    2. nalilo 105 months ago | reply

      it did come out nicely. You've been in my neighborhood :)

    3. charsuede 104 months ago | reply

      very film noir-ish.

    4. Jason B. 104 months ago | reply

      Thank you all for your comments.

    5. foto fanatic1 104 months ago | reply

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

    6. neillharmer 104 months ago | reply

      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.

    7. ercwttmn 104 months ago | reply

      love this photo

    8. Bob in OKC 95 months ago | reply

      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.

    9. Jason B. 95 months ago | reply

      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.

    10. retrOKC 95 months ago | reply

      I probably have a film camera you can borrow for long exposures.

    11. Jason B. 95 months ago | reply

      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.

    12. (Gary) [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      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/

    13. SKY✡VU 82 months ago | reply

      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!

    14. Jason B. 82 months ago | reply

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

    15. Jason B. 82 months ago | reply

      Thanks larry&flo.

    16. orngejuglr 62 months ago | reply

      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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