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I have really been going back to my roots lately with shooting retro themed subject matter and this is one of the shots that I recently took, I have a love affair with old skool signs, and the older the better! And Denver’s Colfax Avanue is simply loaded with them!

Thoughts welcomed!
—-John

Minolta 5D
Minolta 50mm f1.7 Lens
Processed in Lightroom

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signage, urban, sign, fifties, retro, history, america, vintage, alternative, colorful, hotel, historical, motel, whimsical, 50s

I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • Mitchell Tillison
    Mitchell Tillisonover 5 years ago

    I think it is fantastic, John. I’m also enamored of the old school architecture and kitsch rooted in Route 66 and the earlier art deco era. I know very well how hard it is to capture the esesence of these places without intruding power lines, poles, or modern day anachronisms popping up in the frame. By focusing on just a slice of the whole, you’ve eliminated all the clutter while still capturing the flavor of the place. Great job!

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...over 5 years ago

    perfect John

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic artful image! :D

  • Matt Benson
    Matt Bensonover 5 years ago

    beautiful.

  • Jennifer Suttle
    Jennifer Suttleover 5 years ago

    Really cool. Nice choice for b & w.

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 5 years ago

    excellent – love the textures in the fading and peeling paint

  • Araya Sununkingpet
    Araya Sununkin...over 5 years ago

    I love the lighting, tone and shadow shade in this, very nice.

  • Jerri Johnson
    Jerri Johnsonabout 5 years ago

    I love this moody (yes, retro) image…wonderful crop.

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