The Roadside Beauty Salon

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    Are you ever driving down the road and you see something that looks like it might be an interesting photo? But then, you start thinkin' about turning around to take a photo, and then you think about it some more, and then by the time you get around to really asking the question in a serious way, you've discovered you've gone much too far and it would be silly to turn around now? Well that almost happened to me here... but I trained myself a while ago just to immediately turn around and not ask questions. This is a similar phenomenon to the "just 5 more minutes in bed" problem, which is also a slippery slope.

    I found this beauty salon one evening when driving between Houston and Austin. It was just sitting there, all neglected.... and I felt like someone needed to pay attention to it, so I did for a short while.

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    1. dixieroadrash 70 months ago | reply

      So glad you stopped. This is a beautiful photo. I know I've passed up so many opportunities, and always regretted not turning around.

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    2. Two Steps Behind 70 months ago | reply

      Glad you turn around to take the shot and share the picture :) ! thx for sharing ^_^

    3. Nonac_Digi 70 months ago | reply

      The advice is well warrented. How many beautiful images have been passed with that fleeting thought. I know I've done it far too often.

      Well done for having the quick wit here to get another amazing image. Great work Trey

    4. Ozne, RN 70 months ago | reply

      wow!!nice treatment..

    5. Simon Birky Hartmann 70 months ago | reply

      The sky is just fabulous.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    6. Really Helen,very very busy 70 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot, amazing processing!

    7. CelticKaty 70 months ago | reply

      Great picture!

    8. Nezar Kadhem 70 months ago | reply

      middle of nowhere... this should of been on explore!!

    9. ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░ [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

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

    10. Valpopando 70 months ago | reply

      Exagerate !!!

    11. mikenarvaez76 70 months ago | reply

      Your pic becomes nominee of "Shield Of Excellence"
      Please add this photo to the Shield Of Excellence Group.
      Please be sure this is tagged "SOE"

    12. KKj1iohv [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      Oh my god. You're so great.

    13. parador 69 months ago | reply

      a wonderful photo. i used it in an digital art challenge and gave it a comic strip effect. love your photography!

    14. Jack Dickson 69 months ago | reply

      I was looking through you photostream, amazed by the overall quality, and then I happened to look at this baby, and I was blown away. This is an 15 out of 10 any day of the week

    15. KKj1iohv [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      The colors are so awesome. I mean everything is good.

    16. Angel Gallardo (300K!) 55 months ago | reply

      Vaya salón de belleza, mas majo.

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    18. N A J L A 49 months ago | reply

      Wow !!!!!
      amazing details and edit <3

    19. PredictorX 44 months ago | reply

      Marvelous contrast and textures: Very dramatic!

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