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Ghosts of Times Past by Corvidae65 Ghosts of Times Past by Corvidae65
Something a little different. I don't shoot scenes like this very often but this old place begged to be photographed.

This is the front entry to a place I barely remember--the Hat Creek General Store north of Lusk, Wyoming. I'm thinking it closed in the early , early 70s so I would have been about 5 or 6. I do remember stopping there with either my father or grandfather. It had a general store, post office, bar, cafe and sold gas out front like a modern day convenience store. This was a legitimate Road House.

Like the old Tumble Inn in Powder River, Wyoming I wanted to get some shots before these places are gone forever. I'm still trying to get a better shot of the whole place--it's either overcast or bare blue sky or full dark or I'm too pressed for time when I get by there. One day, I'll get it :thumbsup:

This is a merging of three RAW files (-2, 0, +2) then worked over in PSP 13. It's color because my black and white work sux :laughing:
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
So here you took 3 images with different exposure ... itīs so beautiful, John. I love such old buildings... and you made it real honor in a magnificent photo. :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thank you Manny :tighthug: I'm glad you like it my friend. It's a favorite old building along a highway I travel. One day it will fall in or be demolished and I would like to honor it with a great set of pictures one day.
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
You definitely should. It has all whatīs needed to be a very
interesting subject, and Iīm sure you will get great images!
:aww:
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot John! :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Thank you Paul :)
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Anytime John! :)
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot !! :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Thank you very much Helene :heart:
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:

I am very glad it begged you to shoot it...
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
:heart: Thank you
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome :iconmypleasure:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It`s an awesome back story to go with your image John,gotta love those names you have over there too :D Thanks for sharing your memories brother :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Thank you brother :thanks: Mostly things and places were named for landmarks, creeks and such nearby. How those places got thier names I suspect they resembled what they were named after. I agree with you about the names though :nod: I'm glad you enjoy the names :aww:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the explanation John,appreciated always! :salute:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
The house after humanity ....Impressive atmosphere :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
This place has character for sure, Renard. Thank you! :thanks:
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Many thanks Mariette :thanks:
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great shot!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
thank you very much :thanks:
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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LDRPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I bet that building could tell some stories..

Very cool, John.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
It spaeks to me as I drive by--sometimes it shouts! This time I stopped to hear the tale of when I remember it best. Thank you :heart:
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inlocoparentis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
such beautiful decay.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
:nod: Well said! Thank you :thanks:
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
:thumbsup::)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you Andre :)

Are you safe from the flooding there? Such tragedy :(
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
:blackrose: Thank You, dear John, thank You :manhug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
You're welcome Andre :manhug:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I love old wooden buildings like this, it has a lot og character in it, great shot John :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thanks Kris and you're right about the character--lots of that in this old place. :nod:

:ahoy:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
hehe welcome :ahoy:
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I love textures and I love old things.great job!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you Sandra :) This place has everything you love for sure :nod:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There are great textures and shapes in this one John.. that it's a place you had history with makes it more special
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thanks David :) I barely remember it when it was open. Seems I remember the gas pumps the most--they were the old style...tall, with glass globes on top and a price in the 40 cent range. Now days that 40 cents won't pay the tax on the gas :rofl:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yea.. I remember ridin around for hours on 35 cents
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
:icongimmeheartplz: u always find the most interesting things to take pics of John
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you Linley :heart:

How is Mr. Steve and Mr. Fry and Miss Holly? Enquiring minds want to know! :popcorn:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
:iconpopcornplz: u are most welcome John.. oh they are all well thank u John..
Steve is busy working, Mr Fry is always up to some mischief.. and Miss Holley well what can I say, she talks and talks.. she has good day and bad days.. but today is a good day:) so how is your wife doing and your cats??
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
love it great details depth composition and story within this image :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you Sophia :thanks: This place talks to me every time I drive by it--either that or I'm just hearing voices :crazy:
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
nope i get exactly what you mean 100% I have a photo of a building in my gallery that does the same ... I just have dared approach it because it's on private property too far from the street to get a close up ... there are other places in my life that have done the same :)
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
You did a nice job on your home!! Nice shot, John!

Walt
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
A home to be proud of, fer sure! Didn't even have to take any wheels off! Took a lot of baler wire and scavenged wood but look at this castle! :phew: Next year we is gonna get winders and indoor plumbin' with flush toilets! :w00t:

:laughing: Thanks Walt
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Flush toilets!!!! My God; what's next! It's amazing the amount of money you can make with a 48 Peterbuilt these days!
I hope all is going well for you, John.

Walt
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Fine as frogs hair, my friend :aww: I hope you're doing well too, Walt
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
well done John!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Thank you Dennis :) One day I'll get a great sky over that ol' roadhouse and post a wider image :thumbsup:
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