Monday, July 27, 2009

Monochrome Weekly - The Pines Motel

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Another photo from my "Signs" collection. This is a sign that I've passed many times in Postville, IA. If you enlarge the photo, you can see that some feature of the motel listed on the sign has been painted over - my guess is that this fine establishment once had one of those vintage 1950's swimming pools in front. Like most vintage 1950's pools, it's was filled in and made into additional parking.

My goal for the processing of this photo was to give it an old photograph look.

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10 comments:

  1. Let me guess, motels would be red text on white and pines would be green on lite yellow or white... nice shot... let me know how wrong my guess was :-D

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  2. What a great idea, photographing vintage signs. Oh and look, they have phones! Too bad they had to add modern warts (Novus, Visa, Mastercard) to this great sign.

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  3. I've been noticing vintage signs but haven't stopped to photograph too many. This is a great one and you have made it look vintage. That tree must be as old as the sign.

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  4. I stayed at a Pines Motel in Nashua New Hampshire a lifetime ago .. nice shot!

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  5. It does look like an old vintage photo. Really neat.

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  6. I like the juxtaposition of the sign and the tree.

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  7. Motels like that used to be a dime a dozen, now they are a nostalgic treat for my eyes. Great choice for B&W.

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  8. Gorgeous old sign! This works perfectly in B&W.

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  9. You succeeded on the old photograph front. It is like being transported back into the 1950's.

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