Tuesday, May 18, 2010

1950s Service Station

The subject is a one time service station in Cottonwood Arizona that is right out of the 1950s. Today it is diner with an interior retro look. The scene is a perfect photo op. Since I wasn't pleased with the strident reds within the photo, I used the Topaz plugins in Photoshop to create a different result.

The original untouched photo followed by several alternatives:

The black and white rendering may be most appropriate for photos taken in the 1950s decade.  However, my preference is the second to the last rendition.


  1. The title of your post made me laugh...'service station'...it's been awhile since service was connected to getting gas!

  2. Yup. It appears that I have dated myself.


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