Random Picture of Week #12: Abandoned Service Station and Truck in Italy, Texas

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This week’s random picture is an abandoned service station and a truck left to rot at where the old pumps might have been.

I came across this little abandoned service station with an old truck abandoned where the pumps might of been.

Originally posted on Febuary 2nd, 2014 on Evolutionary Designs – Photography

Abandoned Service Station and Truck in Italy, Texas

The only reason I found this old station was a lead from a local photographer that found it while passing through town. He would only say 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.

What is really interesting about this this service station is that there is no evidence that there were ever any fuel pumps. So they were removed early on or did not provide fuel to the community.

About the Image

At the time this image 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 this shot 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 image. Then I post processed the image with Topaz Labs Clarity to add more texture, remove shadows, boost brightness and contrast.

For more images  of the abandoned station and truck check out my article I wrote about the old abandoned service station and truck in Italy.

About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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