Tucked away in a rocky canyon in the Nevada desert lies Nelson Ghost Town. The affable owners have done a fine job tending to the many buildings and vehicles, some of which date back more than a century. I had been planning a visit for more than a year and I was psyched to photograph this World War II era gas station. The classic Cadillac is the star of the show. It was light painted along with the foreground and garage to create a nostalgic appearance. This angle and crop were chosen to create depth and to draw attention to the smaller but interesting artifacts around the garage. The blue sky sets off the warmer colors of the foreground. The interior lighting creates additional intrigue and balances the composition.
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