As the surrounding station slow deteriorates, the motor vehicle under it’s awning rusts away. Seen on Hwy 77, just north of Hillsboro, Texas. It sits in a field behind a high stock fence and I took several shots off a tripod through the wire, but was less than pleased with those results. I finally climbed the wire and took this shot one-handed, as my left hand was grasping the pole to keep me from falling.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Tamon 18-275 lens

Handheld, single RAW image processed in Photomatix Pro 3.2

Son of an avid reader of paperbacks and a manager of a photofinishing plant in Abilene, Texas.

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  • athex
    athexabout 4 years ago

    Very nicely done

  • Thanks. I felt extremely lucky to have gotten this shot perched precariously atop that fence! ;)

    – Terence Russell

  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonabout 4 years ago

    Wow, cool!

  • Thanks, my friend!

    – Terence Russell

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago

    more great work

  • Thanks, Steve!!

    – Terence Russell

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • kukawa
    kukawaabout 4 years ago

    What a treasure!!!!!!!!!!! peace, syl

  • WoW! Thanks, my dear friend!

    – Terence Russell

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Was the road fenced off. I know where this area is!! Highway bypassed it and it faded away!

  • No, Hwy 77 is still open, but the field where the station was located was fenced off and had a few ostriches enclosed within.

    – Terence Russell

  • buttonphoto
    buttonphotoabout 4 years ago

    I wish they wouldn’t fence up the old stuff like that. Spanish Fort just put a fence around the old high school which is a bummer. I’m not above trespassing though ;)

    Great shot, you did a good job capturing the beauty of old Texas. I love how there’s a car there.

  • So late, so late, however did I miss such a fine comment. Thanks. I agree about the fence, but I guess they didn’t want their ostriches running around on the road. ;)

    – Terence Russell

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreabout 4 years ago

    beautiful capture!

  • Thanks so very much, Sandra!

    – Terence Russell

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 2 years ago

    Like this one Terence, a lot of History and stories in those surroundings. Hugs, Shirley

  • Thanks, dear. It has been awhile since I looked at this work. It is just on the edge of town on the old highway replaced by the Interstate (freeway). I do not, however, know who to ask for historic information.

    – Terence Russell

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