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not1word on September 6, 2009

These guys represent the epitome of what I guess I look for in a neon shot. Fairly simple, a variety of colors, unique business (not a huge modern chain), all the neon working, and, most importantly, something that I can at least get a shot of. Sometimes I'll see things that just offer no angle of a shot at all.

joyfotos on September 6, 2009

And I don't think that is that easy to find. At least in my area it seems to always be a chain or a bar with beer signs or too many other lights everywhere. But I keep looking.

Nice one! Pretty much all of the neon is working...nice display in the window...and a little low light in the other buildings to give some form to the location.

not1word on September 6, 2009

Howdy, JF. I know, I do rather limit myself with these criteria, but otherwise, I'd tire everyone out with what you mention. Sometimes I've taken a shot of a bar, I've got a couple up, but mostly because there were other things going on that helped balance out the bar-ness. I enjoy just trying to see things, so I guess this helps pass the time between the infrequent bona fide neon sitings. ; ) Thanks for the interest and comments!

mardrl on September 7, 2009

Superior is right. Another great neon shot.

not1word on September 7, 2009

Now I'm thinking that I should have used the rest of the name in the title, Margot. It looks a trifle braggish now. But, thanks just the same. : )

mardrl on September 7, 2009

I didn't take it that way. :)

Norrel on September 11, 2009

The rest of the name? 'Drive-in window 30 ft'?

I'm looking around in my place to find some neat neon lights, but I'm afraid there aren't very much left here.

not1word on September 11, 2009

Yeah, they clean you out at the drive in window, Norrel. I thing that neon is losing ground to progress. Sad.

Shawn Baugh on September 13, 2009

You said you had been avoiding the Desert Star, I was wondering why, it looks like a lot of your night neon shots. I enjoy checking your gallery for interesting local photos. Keep up the good work.

not1word on September 13, 2009

Hello, Shawn. I can't rightly explain it, other than I guess I try and pick the smaller ones any more. I'm afraid that folks will think that I'm some sort of marketeer that's out promoting various commercial ventures with my work, and that's not what I'm trying to do. You do make a good point, it's one that seems to be right up my alley. Maybe since you've done such a good one, I'll give 'em a whirl. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it. It's fun to compare galleries for ideas, too.

whoelius on September 13, 2009

Just take them to the cleaners, not1word. That'll learn 'em.

not1word on September 14, 2009

You betcha, whoelius. I'll have my team of lawyers attach everything they own! Yeah!

LukA\ on January 28, 2010

mister muscle superior cleaning skills!

not1word on January 29, 2010

That's the spirit, LukA.

Diane MP on February 19, 2014

Love the retro neon! From the thumbnail, I thought this would be a theater or cafe, never would guess dry cleaners ! L&F.

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  • Uploaded on September 6, 2009
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    by not1word
    • Taken on 2009/09/05 21:30:15
    • Exposure: 0.400s
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 2.33 EV
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