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UploadedDecember 30, 2007
TakenMarch 16, 2006
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/4
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Focal Length80 mm
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Motel 66 on Route 66 in Needles, California - The middle of everywhere.

Needles became my home away from home for several hot days. The storm provided some welcome relief from the harsh sun. However, it passed quickly and all too soon the sun returned to its dominate position.

My room, although not much, was clean and provided cool air from an ancient rattly air conditioner. Its noise did not bother me, it told me the old unit was still doing its job. That noise kept me from panicking.

Needles is a very interesting town. In many ways it is a throw back to days long gone. Throughout the town are many interesting buildings and signs, after all it is Route 66. It was those fascinating surroundings and my camera that caused me to enjoy my stay.

Still, I was most pleased when I was able to return to my home.

62 responses

  • Karin J. Burton

    Karin J. Burton said (30 Dec 2007):

    Great old sign!! Wonderful colors!

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (5 Jan 2008):

    Wonderful sign and sky!

  • Kim Hall

    Kim Hall said (17 Jan 2008):

    I really enjoy the sky and how it enhances aging sign.

  • jullien david

    jullien david said (18 Jan 2008):

    j adore ce shot bien vu !!!

  • Anders Link

    Anders Link (Deleted) gave props (23 Jan 2008):

    Fantastic.

  • dave caruso

    dave caruso said (23 Jan 2008):

    this is an awesome icture.. dont you know route 66 is cursed/haunted...haha..really nice photo brotha

  • Robin Lerios

    Robin Lerios said (26 Jan 2008):

    I agree that these colors are so lovely and harmonious... great for surroundings.
    I would have positioned myself so that the top of the pole in the lower left was gone and there was a bit more sky to the right... if, however, I could have!

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner gave props (27 Jan 2008):

    gets my vote....cool photo!!

  • Charlane G

    Charlane G gave props (27 Jan 2008):

    great piece of nostalgia in today's world

  • Joe Callian

    Joe Callian said (28 Jan 2008):

    Very nice. I like how the sign came out in this picture.

  • Jason Mckinney

    Jason Mckinney gave props (29 Jan 2008):

    Got my vote. Nice treatment here. Very brooding.

  • Konrad Ragnarsson

    Konrad Ragnarsson gave props (30 Jan 2008):

    Excellent picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John Beamish

    John Beamish said (30 Jan 2008):

    Just waiting for Norman Bates, kinda spooky.

  • maria tizon

    maria tizon (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2008):

    Love it.

  • Anthony Mingo

    Anthony Mingo gave props (31 Jan 2008):

    Fantastic light and tones here! Nice work!

  • Mike Marcotte

    Mike Marcotte (Deleted) said (31 Jan 2008):

    Very nice, right down to the cross bar on the utility pole. Nice work.

  • Merrick Kingston

    Merrick Kingston gave props (31 Jan 2008):

    classic shot. love it

  • Richard Phillips

    Richard Phillips gave props (31 Jan 2008):

    Simply reeks with atmosphere. Wonderful image

  • Tony Day

    Tony Day   said (2 Feb 2008):

    superb!!!! love the colours!!
    nice one!!!!

  • Janelle Mullen

    Janelle Mullen gave props (2 Feb 2008):

    very nice. The darker sky in the upper right gives nice dimension.

  • Jennifer Johnson

    Jennifer Johnson gave props (2 Feb 2008):

    Great colors! I think I stayed here once upon a lifetime.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (3 Feb 2008):

    It rocks!

  • Brittany Detweiler

    Brittany Detweiler gave props (3 Feb 2008):

    awesome picture!!

  • Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk said (4 Feb 2008):

    Ultra Cool! A great retro feel.

  • Robert Larson

    Robert Larson (Deleted) gave props (4 Feb 2008):

    Great picture. One of my dreams is to cruise Route 66 side to side

  • Craig Leontowicz

    Craig Leontowicz said (5 Feb 2008):

    Just Right.

  • John Gioannetti

    John Gioannetti said (8 Feb 2008):

    i remember the TV show when i was a kid

  • Lina Palmerin

    Lina Palmerin said (9 Feb 2008):

    great! amazing sky!..voted!

  • Jon Gehrig

    Jon Gehrig gave props (10 Feb 2008):

    talk about a snapshot in time...

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (11 Feb 2008):

    sweet subject & great contrast!

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis gave props (12 Feb 2008):

    this is so awesome! it has my yeah it rocks! :)

  • Gregg Snyder

    Gregg Snyder said (12 Feb 2008):

    Yep Richard! I dig the hell out of that one. Man I like old signs.
    http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/475905

  • Debbie Cannaday

    Debbie Cannaday gave props (13 Apr 2008):

    just incredible!

  • * Tabitha Payne

    * Tabitha Payne gave props (26 Apr 2008):

    I love everything about this capture!

  • Jennifer Spelman

    Jennifer Spelman gave props (24 May 2008):

    This is beautiful - excellent.

  • seanie blue

    seanie blue said (26 May 2008):

    The middle of everywhere. What a fantastic line, Richard. I hope this is the title of your collection of pictures whenever you bind them next. Needles is a great starting line, or finishing line, for the alchemy of changing from one life into the next. How many people finally admitted to their criminality in stranded places like Needles? How many criminal resolved to go straight in motels such as these? Needles is a border of the self, and there is nobody at the post to deny you entry into the new you. You're free to come and go as you please; free to resolve yourself into change as many times as needed until you learn to settle on being you and nobody else. Wonderful evocative image.

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Excellent in all respects. Great 1

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Wow! I can't believe that place is still there! Our family would drive from Illinois to California and that place meant that we were almost there! Excellent capture!

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (6 Sep 2008):

    Extremely cool shot, and a great story! It would be nice to see your other photos taken there as a story!

  • Brett Gage

    Brett Gage gave props (1 Oct 2008):

    The color in this image is perfect.

  • John Caruso

    John Caruso gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Super fabulous! Great light, color, and tones. Terrific!

  • Joel MacPherson

    Joel MacPherson gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    this is great!!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz   gave props (5 Sep 2009):

    I love this. Voted.

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface gave props (13 Sep 2009):

    : )

  • Corey Garland

    Corey Garland said (17 Sep 2009):

    I seriously want an 11X17 of this... how can I get one?

  • Kellie Thomason

    Kellie Thomason gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful shot! You have my vote, I love it!!

  • Karin J. Burton

    Karin J. Burton said (23 Sep 2009):

    Voted!!

  • Olivier Vin

    Olivier Vin (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    don't know why, but it drives some nostalgia to me... maybe 'caus I never went ?

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (29 Sep 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Christina Looker

    Christina Looker said (29 Sep 2009):

    perfect lighting in this shot! i LOVE everything about it!!

  • Ashleigh Brauer

    Ashleigh Brauer gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    lovely colors, they really evoke an emtotion about times gone. absolutely beautiful capture

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    So haunted. Excellent entry.

  • Jeffrey Root

    Jeffrey Root said (14 Oct 2009):

    one of my favorites for Nostalgia

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    AWEsome!! My vote!!

  • Greg Adams

    Greg Adams gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    Outstanding shot! Great colors and perfect for the theme! Voted!

  • Pete Castle

    Pete Castle said (24 Nov 2009):

    I love the retro design of this type of sign. A real slice of Americana!. Excellent image.

    Voted!

  • Katie Mollon

    Katie Mollon gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    awesome!!

  • Amber Gregory

    Amber Gregory gave props (30 Nov 2009):

    fabulous!

  • Henry Howell

    Henry Howell (Deleted) gave props (30 Jun 2010):

    that is a great sign!

  • Max Patrick Haynes

    Max Patrick Haynes gave props (17 May 2011):

    awesome!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (16 Mar 2013):

    Cool capture!

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