Recently, I had to make a trip to Waxahachie, Texas to pick up some parts form my old Blazer. After finishing up with my parts pickup, I decided to do some rural exploration down HWY-77. One of my stops was to a small town of Italy, Texas, on a lead about an abandoned service station and truck.
Abandoned Service Station and Truck
The only reason I found this old abandoned station and truck was a lead from a local photographer that found it while passing through town. The only clue he gave was the abandoned service station is in Italy, Texas.
I will do you a little better, you won’t see it if you are traveling down HWY 77 and you might just miss it driving down the main street through downtown. Its off a side road and hidden around some houses and other buildings.
The building looks to be an old service station that is attached to a warehouse out back. The building still has power and the land around the place is maintained. All the windows and doors are boarded up and are locked down tight.
I could not find any signs of the name of the old business was called, but I could at least tell that from the old faded painted on name next to front entrance, it use be a car was or did car washes at one time.
About the Images
At the time these images was taken, it was just past 12:00 PM in the afternoon and the front of the building was in shadows. For the best lighting, I will have to be there early morning or mid morning so the sun is over the large trees and surrounding buildings but not high enough that it creates shadows on the front of the building.
I took these shots by hand with my Sony Nex-3N with the pancake kit lens, then processed it with Adobe Lightroom to crop, straightened, and remove dust spots from the images. Then I post processed the image with Topaz Labs Clarity to add more texture, remove shadows, boost brightness and contrast.