Fill'r Up - 31 Cents

© Shirley D. Freeman

Fill'r Up - 31 Cents

Uploaded: October 27, 2016 12:22:50 | Entered: October 27, 2016 12:23:08


Taken with 24 - 105mm lens with IS activated. Settings f22, 1/160, ISO 200. I believe these are the original pumps that was at this station when I was growing up (and the price is still set at 31 9/10's a gallon)! I am getting old! <><


John Connolly October 27, 2016

What a blast from the past Shirley! I rembere these pumps, when I first started driving petrol was 25¢ a gallon here. #1672153

Gail Sullivan level-classic October 27, 2016

Shirley...this looks so good in B&W! #11531042

Shirley D. Freeman October 27, 2016

Thank you, John and Gail. Much appreciated. <>< #11531046

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic October 27, 2016

What a great find and capture Shirley!, It looks wonderful in B&W!,
Amalia #11531078

Shirley D. Freeman October 27, 2016

Thank you, Amalia. <>< #11531113

Rick Joyce October 27, 2016

Great nostalgic capture (except for the lead!) #11531182

Shirley D. Freeman October 27, 2016

Thank you, Rick! <>< #11531190

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures October 27, 2016

Fantastic image, love the tones in this b&w treatment Shirley!!! #11531216

Shirley D. Freeman October 28, 2016

Thank you, John. <>< #11531280

Teresa Burnett level-classic October 28, 2016

Wonderful find and capture, Shirley!! B&W is perfect for this image!! I actually remember my dad complaining about the price when it hit 27 cents!! #11531391

Shirley D. Freeman October 28, 2016

Thank you, Teresa. I think I remember the prices actually being around 19 cents, but since I was a kid, and I didn't realize how the price was affecting us, I could be wrong. I am sure my dad complained to as the prices kept rising. <>< #11531457

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 29, 2016

Cool old find Shirley!

Shirley D. Freeman October 29, 2016

Thank you, Claudia. <>< #11531593

Wendy A. Blanchard October 29, 2016

Love this in B&W, great eye! #11531701

Shirley D. Freeman October 29, 2016

Thank you, Wendy. <>< #11531711

Chuck Green level-classic October 29, 2016

Great B&W shot, Shirley! I remember those days, and the sometimes "gas wars", where it might drop to 16 or 17 cents. <>< #11531737

Shirley D. Freeman October 29, 2016

Thank you, Chuck. Wow, I don't remember it quite that low. Price wars, huh? I didn't realize they had them until later years. I thought B&W was more suited for the era. Again, thanks, I love hearing from all of you. <>< #11531852

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 30, 2016

I really love the use of B+W Shirley, great blast from the past!! I actually remember gas @ $0.25 during gas wars, WOW! <>< #11532171

Shirley D. Freeman October 30, 2016

Thank you, Nancy. I guess where I lived there weren't enough gas stations to have a "war"! We were blessed to live in the time that we did. <>< #11532236

Micky Cleveland level-classic October 31, 2016

It is a blast from the past only it was 20¢ a gallon. You presented it perfectly. 👻 #11532578

Shirley D. Freeman October 31, 2016

Thank you, Micky. I think I remember it being 20 cents, but I am not positive, since I was too young to be buying gas. <>< #11532603

Rudi Reiner level-classic October 31, 2016

What a great B&W, excellent comp! #11533084

Emile Abbott level-classic November 02, 2016

Gas was 25cents a gallon when I started driving. Nice in B&W, Shirley. #11533737

Shirley D. Freeman November 02, 2016

Thank you, Rudi and Emile. <>< #11533773

Chuck Green level-classic December 01, 2016

Congrats on the staff fav, Shirley! The low prices & gas wars were late 50's, early 60's, in El Paso, TX. #11542016

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