Once Upon a Ranch House Cafe by Randy Turnbow

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A decaying sign still advertises a long dead cafe in Vaughn, New Mexico.

Canon 7D, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO-100, 22mm

5 HDR shots merged in Photomatix, color adjusted in Photoshop Elements and Lightroom. Sky was desaturated to help the sign standout.

I am self taught, with an imagination that will not stop. I started drawing as a kid, and dabbled with correspondence art school but never took art in high school or college because I felt it might constrain me. I was wrong, but no crying over spilled milk.

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  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 2 years ago

    Great find!

  • Yep, had to stop when I spotted this one. Thanks for looking Rita.

    – Randy Turnbow

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Love it. But I have been making signs for over 25 years.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thanks Derek. I did a little research on the star up top, apparently it was manufactured and sold in the early 1960’s. Lot’s of places used them. Pretty cool, could use one on my roof for sure!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    I could knock one of these bad boys up in an afternoon :-)….depends on the size though Randy lol.

  • ZWC Photography
    ZWC Photographyover 2 years ago

    great shot – well done !! aloha

  • Thanks and thanks for the fave!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • deeredr
    deeredrover 2 years ago

    Man are these old signs getting tough to find, and this one has a star! Thanks for the shot!

  • Indeed, my pleasure and thanks for looking!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 1 year ago

    Congrats on your top ten finish!

  • Thanks Sheryl!

    – Randy Turnbow

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