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© Jeff Catt
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UploadedAugust 31, 2008
TakenJune 21, 2008
Exposure30 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Tx.

These memories of the past are quite eerie at night. We had to move quick because a storm was coming in and the rain was about to come pouring down within the next hour or so. We stopped by two hotels before finding one with a room. The stay was terrible that night. Our first room began leaking around the tops of the windows and water poured down on the A/C unit. We asked to be changed to another room and the next one wasn't much better.

We woke up the next morning to find that some criminals had helped themselves to our suitcases that we had foolishly assumed would be safe in the back of my limo-tinted black hatchback locked outside in the parking lot. They took a carriage bolt, used to hold down the bed of a pickup truck, and held it with their arm wrapped in a cheesy Spongebob t-shirt. They then proceeded to smash in the back window of my car.

It rained about 6 inches that night and the interior got soaked.

Amarillo wasn't good to us.

But I love The Ranch.

10 responses

  • John Coleman

    John Coleman gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    Sad story. great shot.

  • Jason Hudson

    Jason Hudson said (3 Sep 2008):

    Maybe next time will be better. At least you got a great picture out of your stay! How did you light each car? You got my vote!

  • Jeff Catt

    Jeff Catt said (3 Sep 2008):

    a magician never gives away his secrets!!!
    ok it wasn't really that hard.
    Stopped down to f/8 took it at 30seconds. it was basically pitch black. then I took a speedlight and ran along each car and gave it a good few blasts of light.
    I like how it came out. Looks like they were each spot lit.

  • Jason Hudson

    Jason Hudson said (6 Sep 2008):

    Ah, I agree one shouldn't give away any secrets! The circular light on each Caddy does lok like each has it's own spot. Well done!

  • RyanZarichny

    RyanZarichny (Deleted) said (14 Sep 2008):

    good shot, got my vote

  • Aj Offsuit

    Aj Offsuit gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    Great shot. Great story.

  • Aj Offsuit

    Aj Offsuit said (18 Sep 2008):

    got my vote too.

  • Steven Stokan

    Steven Stokan gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    nice shot!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    Cool Shot!!

  • sarah trafton

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