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This shot has been taken by so many people… but there is a story to this particular shot.
My wife wanted to drive Route 66 today, and so did I. I knew this spot was going to appear somewhere along the way, and that added to my wanting to travel that road.
We passed by many old towns decorated in the old 50's Deco Style, but long since abandoned and left to decay. I could almost see the places as they once were when they were hopping busy and were destination points.
After passing one particularly cool old broken down town, we wound up on a piece of road that dead ended. We headed back the way we came and wound up going under the main highway and on a road on the other side that we figured we'd stay on until we found a freeway onramp… well the onramp came up suddenly and we passed it by, by accident. We decided, oh well, it's okay, we'll take the next one… then this place suddenly appeared. We would have passed it by without noticing if we had gotten onto the freeway.
The thing I didn't expect when I got out of our car, was the hordes of people, like ants on a piece of discarded candy… many of whom brought spray paint cans with them.
I found it difficult to shoot any pictures where no people were present. There are people hidden behind the cars in this shot. Maybe 20 or so…
I went back tonight to try my hand at getting a night shot, but chickened out. There was too much ambient light from the not too distant city anyways.
I'll keep telling myself that…
Also by Matt Granz
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