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Blue 1902 (For Sale)
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Blue 1902 (For Sale)
Blue 1902 (For Sale)
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I was having a less than inspiring day looking for photo subjects when I passed this shuttered service station. I quickly pulled over, got out of my car, and made several exposures from varying positions. I got back in my car, the hair on my arms and the back of my neck tingling and standing on end, excited about the find. Even though these were the only photos I made the entire day, I felt it was quite a successful afternoon.
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Corinne M. Thompson
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    A wonderful find indeed John! I love the colors and your composition is perfect!

2/18/2008 8:28:03 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks so much Corinne! And thanks to Bob who's comment ended up on one of those dead threads for the photo:

from BOB C.
on 2/18/2008 8:27:33 AM

I like it. I like the comp. I love the #s above the door. I like the rundownness of it... and the bright/glaring sign.. :-)

Bob

2/18/2008 8:37:24 AM

 
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Wonderful colors, John. No wonder this caught your eye! Great lines and shapes in the design, too.

2/18/2008 8:44:31 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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A true John picture! Colors, composition and detail - I love it all! (And isn´t it a nice complement to my post of today? I was crawling closer but on a similar topic LOL)

2/18/2008 9:07:50 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Love the blue color with the bold pop of that bit of yellow. Love the balance of the image. It all just works!

2/18/2008 9:21:04 AM

 
John Caruso
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I appreciate you all taking a look Nikki, Katarina, and Susan!

2/18/2008 9:41:29 AM

 
Joy Rector
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love the colors, great job

2/18/2008 9:41:47 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Joy!

2/18/2008 9:42:30 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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With housing Foreclosures across American setting all time records…I take this as a “sign of the times”.

John, this image illustrates the current market all too well.

BTW, I love the colors and composition.
Les

2/18/2008 10:12:32 AM

 
Anna M. Halasz
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Great photo,John.I love the colors and composition. Anna

2/18/2008 10:12:57 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Wonderful find and composition John ~ colours are brilliant!

2/18/2008 10:24:50 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks a million Les, Anna, and Susie!

2/18/2008 10:39:08 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a great find!

2/18/2008 11:46:56 AM

 
Ellen L. Zaslaw
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Nice study in contrasts.

2/18/2008 1:20:30 PM

 
John Caruso
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I really do appreciate it Tiia and Ellen!

2/18/2008 1:41:44 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Looks like I wasn't the only one in the blues today. Wonderful capture. :O)

2/18/2008 4:21:38 PM

 
John Caruso
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LOL, I guess not, Doc! Thanks for taking a look.

2/19/2008 5:06:51 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Where is it? I'll buy!!

2/19/2008 8:26:09 AM

 
John Caruso
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LOL! Thanks for looking Melinda!

2/19/2008 8:32:48 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Super color combos, great design too John!

3/17/2008 9:27:37 PM

 
John Caruso
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I appreciate you taking a look Donna!

3/18/2008 5:23:19 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Not just a finalist but your favorite as a finalist--WTG, John. Love it and big congratulations.

3/22/2008 10:07:36 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations on your favorite getting a finalist, John!

3/22/2008 10:42:43 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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WoooHooo! The hair on your arms standing on end and back of your neck tingling was your FIRST sign that this would make it! BIG CONGRATS, John!

3/22/2008 10:53:14 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Sign man congrats on your finalist. :O)

3/22/2008 11:24:51 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Good for you, John, and your always beautifully eccentric eye. Congratulations.

3/22/2008 12:26:55 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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A big congrats on this wonderful finalist John :o)

3/22/2008 1:25:04 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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THIS IS AN AWESOME FINALIST!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

~J~

3/22/2008 1:54:33 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!

3/22/2008 6:50:28 PM

 
Susan Fox
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See! I told you it was good ;-)

A big congrats John!!!!!!!!!

3/22/2008 7:30:58 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks all! It's such a surprise! I truly appreciate your support!

3/23/2008 5:44:36 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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HEYYYYYYYYYY,John!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this incredible finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/23/2008 4:36:09 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks a million Patrick!

3/23/2008 7:16:33 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

3/24/2008 3:32:56 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Still love it all! Congratulations and good luck next!

3/24/2008 4:33:59 AM

 
John Caruso
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As always, I thank you both Tiia and Katarina!

3/24/2008 6:07:59 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Great finalist John!!!

3/24/2008 9:28:44 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks so much Daniella!

3/24/2008 10:58:34 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations John!!!! WTG :0)

3/25/2008 9:21:37 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you very much Datha!

3/26/2008 6:05:54 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Very successful day, indeed, John! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist for Feb!

3/27/2008 8:17:12 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks to you, Susan!

3/28/2008 6:26:34 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Fantastic! Congrats on POTD!!!!

4/21/2008 12:28:18 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations again!

4/21/2008 12:29:51 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations John on your Finalist and POTD wins.

Dominick

4/21/2008 12:30:55 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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Wonderful image, congrats!

4/21/2008 12:36:42 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Woohoo! CONGRATULATIONS JOHN!!!
I'm so happy to see POTD on my new place!

4/21/2008 12:50:20 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats John ~ great POTD!

4/21/2008 1:04:16 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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I am so happy for you John; big congratulations on this colorful, excellent and truly John-stylish picture winning the BP POTD today!

Already a favorite of mine...

4/21/2008 1:05:47 AM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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Very COOL! Love the color with the flare of the sale sign :)
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this neat shot!
Cherylm

4/21/2008 1:18:27 AM

 
Faisal Almalki
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Brilliant! The lines, colors, textures, composition, all beautiful.

Well done and congrats on the deserved win

4/21/2008 2:32:57 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations John on your POTD. :O)

4/21/2008 2:36:36 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Compliments on this complementary colored POTD, John!!!

4/21/2008 3:11:54 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Woohoo..... Go John... Go John!!

Congrats on winning the coveted Bp POTD!!!

This is beautiful!

4/21/2008 3:42:10 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent, John! Congratulations!!

4/21/2008 3:58:50 AM

 
Josselyne Klecanda
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That yellow sign does the trick!Wonderful shot. Congratulations.

4/21/2008 4:03:05 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Love it! Congrats!

4/21/2008 4:04:47 AM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Congrats John.

4/21/2008 4:21:43 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations on POTD....awesome find and capture...good eye!!!!!! ☺

4/21/2008 4:24:47 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, John, on being selected for POTD!!

4/21/2008 4:29:01 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WTG!
Congrats on this wonderful POTD!
What a great find!
~Lisa~

4/21/2008 4:38:38 AM

 
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SUPER DUPER DOUBLE CONGRATS! Don't know how I missed this the first time around but this is truly a "John Caruso" work of art!
An extra congrats goes out from the whole Chicago BP club; were honored to have such talent as part of our group.
:-)

4/21/2008 4:43:08 AM

 
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Bravo John! Congrats on your WONDERFUL POTD! Blue Monday. Keep up the great work. Best Regards, Steven

4/21/2008 4:54:43 AM

 
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This is fantastic, John!! What a well framed bold colored shot! Love it! Nice impact for us all on a Monday morn! :0) Congratulations! :0)

4/21/2008 4:57:45 AM

 
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WooHoo, John! This little stop paid off in spades, didn't it? Congratulations.

4/21/2008 5:01:03 AM

 
John Caruso
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I simply cannot tell you how much I appreciate all of the kind words from all of you wonderful people! I thank you very, very much!

4/21/2008 5:10:31 AM

 
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CONGRATS!!!!
Way To Go John!!!
Fantastic POTD!!!
AWESOME!!!!

~J~

4/21/2008 5:20:58 AM

 
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Belated congrats for the finalist and congrats on the POTD! :)

4/21/2008 5:28:59 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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WOW!!! Congratulations on this very well-deserved POTD, John!!!!
It was great to find your beautiful photograph in my inbox this morning!
Cesar

4/21/2008 5:33:23 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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WoooHooo! WTG, John!

4/21/2008 5:44:18 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations on this great POTD!!

4/21/2008 5:52:10 AM

 
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Congratulations John!

4/21/2008 5:52:43 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Woo hoo!!! Congrats on the POTD!

4/21/2008 5:54:47 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS John!! WTG :0)

4/21/2008 5:59:04 AM

 
John Caruso
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And again I humbly thank all of you for your well wishes. You've made my day!

4/21/2008 7:17:59 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congratulations on your well deserved POTD. I love the bold, beautiful complementary colors.

4/21/2008 7:23:57 AM

 
Lisa A. Car
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CONGRATS on this AWESOME POTD!!!!

4/21/2008 7:47:12 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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A successful afternoon for sure, John! So pleased to see this as a POTD! Big congratulations :)

4/21/2008 7:59:04 AM

 
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Excellent John!
Big Congrats!! :-)

4/21/2008 8:19:23 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you Leslie, Lisa, Susan, and Jill! I appreciate it very much!

4/21/2008 8:46:59 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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WTG, John! Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD!

4/21/2008 8:55:01 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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The Sign King does it AGAIN! Conrats on a wonderful POTD!

4/21/2008 9:08:50 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations John!!! I love this shot and it made me happy to see it first thing this morning in my inbox!!

4/21/2008 9:28:00 AM

 
John Caruso
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I tip my hat in deepest thanks Colleen, Michelle, and Shell!

4/21/2008 9:50:06 AM

 
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congrats on the POTD

4/21/2008 10:19:42 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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It's great to see this image again John!!! The colors and textures are AWESOME. A huge congratulations on your potd!!!

4/21/2008 10:28:15 AM

 
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I'll say it was a very successful day. Great find. Congrats on your wins.

4/21/2008 10:40:49 AM

 
Barbara A. Winters
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Congrats on a gorgeous POTD. After finding this gem, I, too, would have been satisifed not finding anything else to capture that day - a rare find, indeed! Great job and well deserved recognition!

4/21/2008 10:41:26 AM

 
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Congrats on this excellent photo to be POTD John :))

4/21/2008 11:19:32 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you Joy, Donna, Kathleen, Barbara, and Daniella! Your comments are greatly appreciated!

4/21/2008 12:19:35 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congrats on your excellent POTD :-)

4/21/2008 1:38:03 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks so much Susan!

4/21/2008 1:39:51 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on this superb and cheerful POTD John :O)

4/21/2008 2:17:20 PM

 
Margaret Anna Durkin
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Congratulations! Excellent photo. Love the color.

4/21/2008 3:09:23 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Sylvia and Margaret!

4/21/2008 4:12:13 PM

 
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Congrats John on your Excellent and well deserved POTD!! Jeff

4/21/2008 4:49:41 PM

 
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Let me add another HEARTY CONGRATS to the ever growing list!!! This is such a typical John Caruso image and it is excellent in every aspect!!! I love rich colors and strong elements and you have done a fantastic job with capturing those elements!! CONGRATS on your POTD!! Well deserved!

4/21/2008 9:46:11 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you very much, Jeff!

And thanks to you, Susana, for your very complimentary comments!

4/22/2008 4:42:39 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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BiG congrats on your POTD selection!
John, I knew this was a winner. Les

4/22/2008 9:31:05 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Les! I always appreciate your support!

4/22/2008 10:08:19 AM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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Congrats on your well deserved POTD!!!! You have a fantastic gallery too!!! Laura

4/22/2008 6:14:53 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look Laura!

4/22/2008 7:19:18 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Great color, lines, and composition, John. Congratulations on your terrific finalist and POTD!

4/26/2008 5:32:41 AM

 
John Caruso
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Lindley, I really appreciate you taking a look and leaving your very kind words!

4/27/2008 5:16:18 AM

 
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