Motel MOTEL (ttv)

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    I often find that something that I've driven by thousands of times suddenly appears to me as a photo opportunity. This was kind of the opposite situation. This was a place I'd driven by many many times, but the smaller of the two neon signs was broken. I was imagining a shot where the smaller sign could appear larger or the same size as the larger sign due to being closer to the camera, but it didn't work until the establishment recently fixed the smaller sign.

    I also needed the right time of year where the sign was lit as I drove past after work, but before it was completely dark.

    This one is kind of what I'd been imagining. I found that I really liked the framing of this one in the square ttv format.

    Submitted to Photo Friday - 'Dusk'

    *regina*, Aaltra, Darwin Bell, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. sonofwalrus 66 months ago | reply

      Great ttv subject.
      Thanks for the explanation too. Sometimes the pics you wait for months to nail just right are the most satisfactory. It paid off here.

    2. buckaroo kid 66 months ago | reply

      really successful shot - love the colours
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    3. susan *tt* 66 months ago | reply

      i really like it! very cool.

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    4. SMBoaty 66 months ago | reply

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      I love this picture, looks so griity and awesome

    5. Jeff* 66 months ago | reply

      Glad they fixed that sign. Nice choice of format and timing of the shot during dusk.

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    6. Darwin Bell 66 months ago | reply

      this is amazing
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    7. Martín-O 66 months ago | reply

      fantastiv work man!

    8. Maya Newman 66 months ago | reply

      just great!
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    9. wenzday01 66 months ago | reply

      love the framing and colors!

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    10. Rod the Rabid Rodent 66 months ago | reply

      The TTV does work here, even if I can't quite put my finger on why. Maybe the extra gritty feel? Cool shot!

    11. Sherlock77 (James) 66 months ago | reply

      I think it works... An interesting composition of the sign, and great reds...

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    12. helle-belle 66 months ago | reply

      This is perfect! The colours and composition are amazing!

    13. Metrix X 63 months ago | reply

      Very strong graphics!

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    14. almostsummersky 63 months ago | reply

      I like the gritty feel of this picture

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    15. kitchen tent photography 63 months ago | reply

      i love this. thanks for taking advantage of the 'opportunity' and sharing it.

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    16. Micky** 36 months ago | reply

      Thanks for entering this fantastic
      photo in the weekly photo contest.
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