{the way I see…}

I’ve driven along this long country highway dozens of times.  Each time I see more and more that I ache to photograph.  Photograph it the way I see it (or want to see it).  This is my interpretation – very ordinary but also aged with decaying beauty.   Most would pass these on the road and think they were just an eye sore and I admit, billboards are such an annoyance to me but sometimes one or two will stick out and beg to be photographed.  And I love old metal signs – I can’t pass one without  wishing I had my camera with me.  Anyway sorry this post is so short – I have a busy week ahead of me and wanted to make sure I posted before things got too crazy.  Thanks for taking a peek:)

by Kara

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northierthanthouMay 23, 2013 - 6:52 am

I love the small trace of color in the diner photo.

Misty BrogdonMarch 31, 2011 - 10:36 am

I love what you did to these signs..
I pass them everyday on my way to work..=)

Jayme TigheFebruary 9, 2009 - 12:17 pm

Stunning work Kara! Amazing… truly!!

Angela PursellFebruary 4, 2009 - 5:14 pm

These are wonderful! Love love love them!

Vanessa de VilliersFebruary 4, 2009 - 4:40 am

They rock!!!! Kara you have a kind of magic you spread upon your photographs! :) :)

Cheryl JohnsonFebruary 2, 2009 - 6:50 pm

love your processing

Denise SnyderFebruary 1, 2009 - 7:43 pm

I love these Kara!!!

ohana photographers - david & kimiJanuary 31, 2009 - 1:29 pm

oh how i love old signs like that and old drive-ins. love these kara may!

StephanieJanuary 30, 2009 - 2:52 am

Ohhh, I like! :D I have a little diner that I pass on the way out of town, too. It looks nothing like this, but boy if it did, I’d be all over it! :D Wonderful job on these. :D

ChelseyJanuary 29, 2009 - 11:57 pm

You are so right – begging to be photographed! Lovely pp – perfect framing too! And seeing the spots below… I SO wanna come out location hunting with you!!!

AmyJanuary 29, 2009 - 7:49 pm

Wow love the funky fun pics!! I heart everything old and rusty, so much character!! you really have a great eye for these things and i love your processing!! you rock

MandyJanuary 29, 2009 - 9:27 am

Coming to your blog is like visiting a place in my dreams Kara. You are amazing. Your talent is out of this world. Beautiful photos and processing.

Sylvia BorgoJanuary 28, 2009 - 12:13 am

Kara! You must promise me that you will one day consider packaging your post processing techniques and sell them as actions. I’m addicted to them!

elizabethJanuary 27, 2009 - 2:37 pm

wish we didnt live so far apart.. I would love to hang out and go shooting with you .. these are awesome

Crystal DelaHozJanuary 27, 2009 - 11:16 am

ooo, i love these! you are such a rockstar ;)

Kara MayJanuary 26, 2009 - 5:16 pm

Thanks ladies! I thought these were fun. I may start selling fine art pieces soon since there’s been a pretty big demand ;)

MarcyJanuary 26, 2009 - 5:14 pm

Not only are you amazing when it comes to children, but your landscapes and fine art are STUNNING! I want these!!

TrishaJanuary 26, 2009 - 5:11 pm

*Drool* the would look amazing printed on canvas! Love your eye!

VanessaJanuary 26, 2009 - 9:20 am

These are totally awesome. My husband and I really want pictures taken at a place like this. We found a small country gas station off the highway that we love. Now just need to set up a time and place and photog :)

Natasha WhiteleyJanuary 26, 2009 - 3:59 am

absolutely stunning!
you have such a creative eye! I’m in awe!

KateJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:49 am

The most ghetto things are always the most fun to photograph :] love these!

amanda andrewsJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:20 am

Love these through your eyes! Ofcourse i’m pretty sure nothing could be an eyesore from your view :)

tamiJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:14 am

LOVE that “hot spot” sign! AND your processing!

rachel brookeJanuary 25, 2009 - 11:45 pm

It’s all how you choose to look at it, right? These are very cool and grungy (in a good way!)

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