Blue 1902 (For Sale)

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Blue 1902 (For Sale)

Corinne M. Thompson Student 2/18/2008 8:28:03 AM

A wonderful find indeed John! I love the colors and your composition is perfect! #857555

John Caruso 2/18/2008 8:37:24 AM

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 #5511436

Nikki McDonald 2/18/2008 8:44:31 AM

Wonderful colors, John. No wonder this caught your eye! Great lines and shapes in the design, too. #5511467

Katarina Mansson 2/18/2008 9:07:50 AM

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) #5511548

Susan Fox 2/18/2008 9:21:04 AM

Love the blue color with the bold pop of that bit of yellow. Love the balance of the image. It all just works! #5511608

John Caruso 2/18/2008 9:41:29 AM

I appreciate you all taking a look Nikki, Katarina, and Susan! #5511709

Joy Rector 2/18/2008 9:41:47 AM

love the colors, great job #5511714

John Caruso 2/18/2008 9:42:30 AM

Thanks Joy! #5511724

Les Rhoades 2/18/2008 10:12:32 AM

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 #5511820

Anna M. Halasz 2/18/2008 10:12:57 AM

Great photo,John.I love the colors and composition. Anna #5511821

Susie Peek-Swint 2/18/2008 10:24:50 AM

Wonderful find and composition John ~ colours are brilliant! #5511874

John Caruso 2/18/2008 10:39:08 AM

Thanks a million Les, Anna, and Susie! #5511927

Tiia Vissak 2/18/2008 11:46:56 AM

a great find! #5512118

Ellen L. Zaslaw 2/18/2008 1:20:30 PM

Nice study in contrasts. #5512389

John Caruso 2/18/2008 1:41:44 PM

I really do appreciate it Tiia and Ellen! #5512457

Dr Silly 2/18/2008 4:21:38 PM

Looks like I wasn't the only one in the blues today. Wonderful capture. :O)
#5512846

John Caruso 2/19/2008 5:06:51 AM

LOL, I guess not, Doc! Thanks for taking a look. #5515058

Melinda F. Schneider 2/19/2008 8:26:09 AM

Where is it? I'll buy!! #5516072

John Caruso 2/19/2008 8:32:48 AM

LOL! Thanks for looking Melinda! #5516100

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/17/2008 9:27:37 PM

Super color combos, great design too John! #5655649

John Caruso 3/18/2008 5:23:19 AM

I appreciate you taking a look Donna! #5657023

Nikki McDonald 3/22/2008 10:07:36 AM

Not just a finalist but your favorite as a finalist--WTG, John. Love it and big congratulations. #5677202

Colleen Farrell 3/22/2008 10:42:43 AM

Congratulations on your favorite getting a finalist, John! #5677362

Pat Gamwell 3/22/2008 10:53:14 AM

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! #5677418

Dr Silly 3/22/2008 11:24:51 AM

Sign man congrats on your finalist. :O)
#5677614

Mitch Spence 3/22/2008 12:26:55 PM

Good for you, John, and your always beautifully eccentric eye. Congratulations. #5677993

Sylvia Rossler 3/22/2008 1:25:04 PM

A big congrats on this wonderful finalist John :o) #5678353

Jeana Clark 3/22/2008 1:54:33 PM


THIS IS AN AWESOME FINALIST!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

~J~ #5678584

Colette M. Metcalf 3/22/2008 6:50:28 PM

Congratulations!!! #5680299

Susan Fox 3/22/2008 7:30:58 PM

See! I told you it was good ;-)

A big congrats John!!!!!!!!! #5680528

John Caruso 3/23/2008 5:44:36 AM

Thanks all! It's such a surprise! I truly appreciate your support! #5682124

Patrick Rouzes 3/23/2008 4:36:09 PM

HEYYYYYYYYYY,John!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this incredible finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5684979

John Caruso 3/23/2008 7:16:33 PM

Thanks a million Patrick! #5685441

Tiia Vissak 3/24/2008 3:32:56 AM

Congratulations! #5686402

Katarina Mansson 3/24/2008 4:33:59 AM

Still love it all! Congratulations and good luck next! #5686790

John Caruso 3/24/2008 6:07:59 AM

As always, I thank you both Tiia and Katarina! #5687289

Daniella Puente 3/24/2008 9:28:44 AM

Great finalist John!!! #5688391

John Caruso 3/24/2008 10:58:34 AM

Thanks so much Daniella! #5688969

Datha Y. Thompson 3/25/2008 9:21:37 PM

Congratulations John!!!! WTG :0) #5698959

John Caruso 3/26/2008 6:05:54 AM

Thank you very much Datha! #5700256

Susan M. Hembree 3/27/2008 8:17:12 PM

Very successful day, indeed, John! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist for Feb! #5708184

John Caruso 3/28/2008 6:26:34 AM

Thanks to you, Susan! #5709930

Kristy A. Keene 4/21/2008 12:28:18 AM

Fantastic! Congrats on POTD!!!! #5813790

Tiia Vissak 4/21/2008 12:29:51 AM

Congratulations again! #5813794

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/21/2008 12:30:55 AM

Congratulations John on your Finalist and POTD wins.

Dominick #5813799

Toni Riggs 4/21/2008 12:36:42 AM

Wonderful image, congrats! #5813841

Melinda F. Schneider 4/21/2008 12:50:20 AM

Woohoo! CONGRATULATIONS JOHN!!!
I'm so happy to see POTD on my new place! #5813927

Susie Peek-Swint 4/21/2008 1:04:16 AM

Many congrats John ~ great POTD! #5813971

Katarina Mansson 4/21/2008 1:05:47 AM

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... #5813973

Cheryl Meisel 4/21/2008 1:18:27 AM

Very COOL! Love the color with the flare of the sale sign :)
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this neat shot!
Cherylm #5813991

Faisal Almalki 4/21/2008 2:32:57 AM

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

Well done and congrats on the deserved win #5814110

Dr Silly 4/21/2008 2:36:36 AM

Congratulations John on your POTD. :O)
#5814118

Wally Orlowsky 4/21/2008 3:11:54 AM

Compliments on this complementary colored POTD, John!!! #5814206

Kara Hendricks 4/21/2008 3:42:10 AM

Woohoo..... Go John... Go John!!

Congrats on winning the coveted Bp POTD!!!

This is beautiful! #5814440

Ken Smith 4/21/2008 3:58:50 AM

Excellent, John! Congratulations!! #5814556

Josselyne Klecanda 4/21/2008 4:03:05 AM

That yellow sign does the trick!Wonderful shot. Congratulations. #5814591

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 4/21/2008 4:04:47 AM

Love it! Congrats! #5814608

Tonya R. Boles 4/21/2008 4:21:43 AM

Congrats John. #5814701

Linda Blair 4/21/2008 4:24:47 AM

Congratulations on POTD....awesome find and capture...good eye!!!!!! ☺ #5814717

Christopher J. Budny 4/21/2008 4:29:01 AM

Congratulations, John, on being selected for POTD!! #5814737

Lisa J. Boulden 4/21/2008 4:38:38 AM

WTG!
Congrats on this wonderful POTD!
What a great find!
~Lisa~ #5814780

Vicki L. Filippin 4/21/2008 4:43:08 AM

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.
:-) #5814829

Steven W. Lepak 4/21/2008 4:54:43 AM

Bravo John! Congrats on your WONDERFUL POTD! Blue Monday. Keep up the great work. Best Regards, Steven #5814891

Lori Carlson 4/21/2008 4:57:45 AM

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) #5814921

Nikki McDonald 4/21/2008 5:01:03 AM

WooHoo, John! This little stop paid off in spades, didn't it? Congratulations. #5814955

John Caruso 4/21/2008 5:10:31 AM

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! #5815034

Jeana Clark 4/21/2008 5:20:58 AM


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

~J~ #5815109

Corinne M. Thompson 4/21/2008 5:28:59 AM

Belated congrats for the finalist and congrats on the POTD! :) #5815157

Cesar J. La Rosa 4/21/2008 5:33:23 AM

WOW!!! Congratulations on this very well-deserved POTD, John!!!!
It was great to find your beautiful photograph in my inbox this morning!
Cesar #5815178

Pat Gamwell 4/21/2008 5:44:18 AM

WoooHooo! WTG, John! #5815238

Ronald F. Fischer 4/21/2008 5:52:10 AM

Congratulations on this great POTD!! #5815278

Cyn D Valentine 4/21/2008 5:52:43 AM

Congratulations John! #5815280

Margie Hurwich 4/21/2008 5:54:47 AM

Woo hoo!!! Congrats on the POTD! #5815295

Datha Y. Thompson 4/21/2008 5:59:04 AM

CONGRATULATIONS John!! WTG :0) #5815327

John Caruso 4/21/2008 7:17:59 AM

And again I humbly thank all of you for your well wishes. You've made my day! #5815697

Leslie McLain 4/21/2008 7:23:57 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD. I love the bold, beautiful complementary colors. #5815724

Lisa A. Car 4/21/2008 7:47:12 AM

CONGRATS on this AWESOME POTD!!!! #5815856

Susan M. Smith 4/21/2008 7:59:04 AM

A successful afternoon for sure, John! So pleased to see this as a POTD! Big congratulations :) #5815937

Jill Battaglia 4/21/2008 8:19:23 AM

Excellent John!
Big Congrats!! :-) #5816044

John Caruso 4/21/2008 8:46:59 AM

Thank you Leslie, Lisa, Susan, and Jill! I appreciate it very much! #5816183

Colleen Farrell 4/21/2008 8:55:01 AM

WTG, John! Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD! #5816228

Michelle R. Kovach 4/21/2008 9:08:50 AM

The Sign King does it AGAIN! Conrats on a wonderful POTD! #5816295

Michelle L. Frick 4/21/2008 9:28:00 AM

Congratulations John!!! I love this shot and it made me happy to see it first thing this morning in my inbox!! #5816361

John Caruso 4/21/2008 9:50:06 AM

I tip my hat in deepest thanks Colleen, Michelle, and Shell! #5816472

Joy Rector 4/21/2008 10:19:42 AM

congrats on the POTD #5816568

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 4/21/2008 10:28:15 AM

It's great to see this image again John!!! The colors and textures are AWESOME. A huge congratulations on your potd!!! #5816591

Katleen R. Struckle 4/21/2008 10:40:49 AM

I'll say it was a very successful day. Great find. Congrats on your wins. #5816623

Barbara A. Winters 4/21/2008 10:41:26 AM

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! #5816624

Daniella Puente 4/21/2008 11:19:32 AM

Congrats on this excellent photo to be POTD John :)) #5816709

John Caruso 4/21/2008 12:19:35 PM

Thank you Joy, Donna, Kathleen, Barbara, and Daniella! Your comments are greatly appreciated! #5816902

Susan Fox 4/21/2008 1:38:03 PM

Congrats on your excellent POTD :-) #5817266

John Caruso 4/21/2008 1:39:51 PM

Thanks so much Susan! #5817274

Sylvia Rossler 4/21/2008 2:17:20 PM

Big congrats on this superb and cheerful POTD John :O) #5817509

Margaret Anna Durkin 4/21/2008 3:09:23 PM

Congratulations! Excellent photo. Love the color. #5817840

John Caruso 4/21/2008 4:12:13 PM

Thanks Sylvia and Margaret! #5818683

Jeff W. Robinson 4/21/2008 4:49:41 PM

Congrats John on your Excellent and well deserved POTD!! Jeff #5819268

Susana Heide 4/21/2008 9:46:11 PM

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! #5821950

John Caruso 4/22/2008 4:42:39 AM

Thank you very much, Jeff!

And thanks to you, Susana, for your very complimentary comments! #5823161

Les Rhoades 4/22/2008 9:31:05 AM

BiG congrats on your POTD selection!
John, I knew this was a winner. Les #5824743

John Caruso 4/22/2008 10:08:19 AM

Thanks Les! I always appreciate your support! #5824914

Laura L. Gonzales 4/22/2008 6:14:53 PM

Congrats on your well deserved POTD!!!! You have a fantastic gallery too!!! Laura #5826986

John Caruso 4/22/2008 7:19:18 PM

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look Laura! #5827325

Lindley Johnson 4/26/2008 5:32:41 AM

Great color, lines, and composition, John. Congratulations on your terrific finalist and POTD! #5843652

John Caruso 4/27/2008 5:16:18 AM

Lindley, I really appreciate you taking a look and leaving your very kind words! #5847256

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Description

1/320 at f/3.5; Lens 28-75; Focal Length 28; ISO 200; Hand Held; Natural Light

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.

Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 2/18/2008 8:09:17 AM

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