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El Comedor Restaurant, NM Route 66, Moriarty by Mitchell Tillison

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El Comedor Restaurant, NM Route 66, Moriarty by 

This is the neon rotosphere atop the El Comedor restaurant on old Route 66 in Moriarty, NM. A few years back, the rotosphere was restored using federal grant money in a project championed by the legendary JohnnyV.

Pentax K20D, 1.6 seconds @ F13, ISO 200, 100mm


  • Sally P  Moore
    Sally P Mooreover 5 years ago

    This is a spectacular neon, great capture.

  • Thanks, Sally!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic neon sign! Nice composition and night capture!!

  • Thank you!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    WOW!!!! THIS is fabulous photography … ready for a high gloss magazine cover!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!

  • Thanks, Lois!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 5 years ago

    Love the color of the sky!!

  • Thanks, Laurie!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • grahampattison
    grahampattisonover 5 years ago

    Makes me think of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, or the Big Lebowski or something. Great shot!

  • I hadn’t thought of it that way, but it is a very quirky sort of neon, so it would lend itself well to film. Incidentally, a lot of movies and television shows are being shot in New Mexico these days, so who knows! Thanks for your comment, Graham!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Sally P  Moore
    Sally P Mooreover 5 years ago

    hi Blind Hog, this is a great capture and for that reason it has been featured in the Neon Heaven Group

    Best wishes, Sally :-)

  • Thank you, Sally!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • tpphotography
    tpphotographyover 5 years ago

    I LOve your gallery

  • Thank you!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudover 5 years ago

    Great capture! I have just read that Route 66 is on World Monuments List, to save and restore surrounding area along he this historic road!

  • Thank you for the comment and the great news! This venerable old highway is in the national consciousness for the older generation, and the remnants are worth preserving.

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • madworld
    madworldover 5 years ago

    Great capture, love your perspective here.

  • Thank you!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Sally P  Moore
    Sally P Mooreover 5 years ago

    this would be at home in the diner group too ;-)

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