lights offlights on
leave the light on.
leave the light on.

//somewhere along dark Highway 23 in Ohio. (Fuji X100)

Some photos you remember because the scene was so captivating and others because of the process you went through to take them. This one, I still feel in my bones for both reasons. On my last road trip, we saw this little spot appear along the side of the highway. Just the glowing red neon was lit. It seemed mirage-like in its isolation. We turned around at the next exit and headed back so I could get a photo. As I hopped out of the car, I was instantly shivering -- hard. The image needed a long exposure to get any of that low neon glow to expose, so I used my bag and some snow as a tripod, and shot from the ground using a timer so the camera wouldn't shake too. Captured about 8 frames and 4 shakey Polaroids til I couldn't feel my fingers enough to continue and ran back to the car where heat awaited.

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2014-12-20 // Categories: [Black & White]  [Noir]  [Retro]  [Scenic]  [Travels]  

leave the light on.Savannah trees.LascauxA Savannah herb garden.clipped wings.