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The only petrol station for miles is at Woods Point, Victoria (Australia) which is where I took this image. It was 4pm and I was getting quite low. A local directed me to the station but there was no one in attendance. I crossed the street to a general store where I discovered that the proprietor was also the owner of the service station. Only after a great deal of pleading would he sell me some fuel and then only the bare minimum to get me to the next service station in Healsville. All through the pumping exercise the guy groused about how he was doing me a great service and how I should carry more fuel with me (useful note for next time). The petrol he sold me was probably 25% higher in price than the next dearest price in Victoria. I can understand the high price some what (he probably contributed to the garage roof fund) but not the rudeness so by way of compensation, I helped myself to this photograph. Travellers be warned.

No of views = 509 @ 8/1/14

Nikon D80, 18-70

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I started taking photography seriously in 2008 when I purchased my first DSLR. I have since moved on to a D700 and I am loving it. I love landscapes but also enjoy taking images of just about anything that moves and a few things that don’t, I think that its just fantastic to be able to capture and share the incredible sights there are in this world. Take a look at what I have and please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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  • shutterbug261
    shutterbug261over 2 years ago

    love the image…great b&w work. cool story, too

  • Thanks michael

    – DavidsArt

  • marilyn diaz
    marilyn diazover 2 years ago

    Fantastic story and work.

  • Thanks Marilyn

    – DavidsArt

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in my ‘BLACK & WHITE’ collection for 5/09/2012

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Wonderful B&W image…..

  • Thanks Thomas

    – DavidsArt

  • McGaffus
    McGaffusabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks

    – DavidsArt

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 1 year ago

    Great B&W image and a good story too… It was all worth it!

  • Thanks Sandra

    – DavidsArt

  • designingjudy
    designingjudyover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your contest success today! This is an awesome image and so outstanding in black and white!

  • Thanks Judy

    – DavidsArt

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on winning the Challenge! Excellent work!

  • Cheers,

    – DavidsArt

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago

    cool shot

  • Thanks

    – DavidsArt

  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelover 1 year ago

    Challenge Accepted!
    by Marcelle Raphael

    Congratulations! You are a challenge winner in the CHALLENGE ACCEPTED group!!
    As voted by your member peers, this was the BEST in the challenge!

    You will now be featured on our front page
    An announcement of your win will be posted on the message board
    And, you can now enter your winning image into the IMAGE OF THE MONTH challenge for a chance to win recognition as the PEER VOTED BEST IMAGE OF THE MONTH and a chance to move to the IMAGE OF THE YEAR challenge!

    April 2013
    Challenge: Abandoned General Stores and Gas Stations

  • Thanks Marcelle

    – DavidsArt

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