Cherry Creek Drive-Thru by Arla M. Ruggles

Er … well … you could drive through it!

One of my most LOCALLY popular images, and something of a signature work that serves as the background for my business card and other promotional materials.

Campbell house
Cherry Creek, NEVADA

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Photo essay Where I’m At published in: “JPG Magazine Issue 17

Cold And Lonely

Canon 350D EOS
Tamron 55/200mm + Tiffin 52mm UV polarizing filter
Corel PhotoImpact x3

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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Nick Hunt
    Nick Huntabout 6 years ago

    Almost looks like a movie set, well done.

  • Thanks for the comment, Nick!
    I appreciate it.


    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • arvyart
    arvyartabout 6 years ago

    Excellent shot and title!

  • Thank you!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Ilene Clayton
    Ilene Claytonabout 6 years ago


  • Thanks, so much!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • John Beamish
    John Beamishabout 6 years ago


  • Thanks, so much!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Cheri Perry
    Cheri Perryalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture….Love the whole scenario of it. Excellent find.

  • Thank you so much, Cherie!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 5 years ago

    Lol! You live even further out in the boonies than we do. I envy you. This area is getting crowded with people escaping the big city and it’s looking more urban every day. Of course, I was one of those people escaping Southern California thirty years ago, so I can’t begrudge others who want to get away.

  • Oh, I know! I visited Poulson a couple of years ago, and could not believe the urban sprawl! There aren’t any jobs here, so the only “growth” we see is the occasional retiree. :p

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • phillip wise
    phillip wisealmost 5 years ago

    love the winter capture !

  • Thank you, Phillip – that is one of my most popular old car shots. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 5 years ago

    The job market crashed here last year. Most of our growth is from movie stars and their hangers on and rich people who want summer homes. We also get retirees (the nicest of the newcomers) who live here in the warmer months and live in Nevada or Arizona through the winter. Basically, the only jobs are service related: hotels, restaurants and fast food workers. For the first time that I can remember, even Wendy’s and McDonalds are no longer hiring.

  • Benjamin Sloma
    Benjamin Slomaalmost 5 years ago

    You’ve been featured in Old and Abandoned Vehicles

  • Thanks again, Benjamin!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • nysjoyce10
    nysjoyce10almost 5 years ago

    Great composition. Looks lonely, inviting and very peaceful.

  • Thank you so much, Joyce!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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