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Hat 'n' Boots

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 16 October 2010 in Cityscape & Urban.

Of 1950s vintage, this was a cowboy themed gas station that operated, in South Seattle, until 1988. The buildings were moved to Oxbow Park and recently restored.

Part of the Roadside Oddities Series

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I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice colors
well done

16 Oct 2010 6:08am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Impressionnant ! Je te souhaite un agréable samedi.

16 Oct 2010 6:21am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Great series of oddities :)

16 Oct 2010 6:31am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

wow!! superb:) love it!!

16 Oct 2010 6:32am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Very original. Nice treatment too. Like it !

16 Oct 2010 7:46am

Florence from Paris, France

Clever selective desat. A great and funny allusion to the Old West.

16 Oct 2010 7:55am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh how kitsch, this is incredible, super giant find, Steve !

16 Oct 2010 8:19am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Roadside oddities to be sure. Nice use of selective color.

16 Oct 2010 8:54am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

interesting :D

16 Oct 2010 10:49am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

I like the processing making the colors pop in just the right places, the owners clearly wanted there gas station to grab passers by attention

16 Oct 2010 11:18am

saeed from ahwaz, Iran

i like the result of your process... nice work.

16 Oct 2010 11:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great processing - very surreal. Good to see that oddities such as this survive.

16 Oct 2010 11:56am

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

Funny and Cool ;)

16 Oct 2010 12:39pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow magnific i like it 5*****

16 Oct 2010 1:01pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

A real piece of Americana!

16 Oct 2010 1:39pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


16 Oct 2010 1:48pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

extra-ordinary!! fabulous hat colour

16 Oct 2010 2:35pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Lol... 100% American spirit... the selective color is a good choice here.

16 Oct 2010 2:40pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Very interesting subjects. Your special treatment works perfectly with these items. Very well done.

16 Oct 2010 2:50pm

Nance E from Cary, United States

Love the defined colorization. Love the series. Gives us a backseat tour of the west most probably don't see!

16 Oct 2010 2:52pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

excellent shot!
love the selective colouring...

16 Oct 2010 4:41pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Hé, hé this is E X C E L L E N T!

16 Oct 2010 6:41pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Definitely oddities. Well caught. I'm spending some time trying to imagine how and of what they are made.

16 Oct 2010 9:09pm

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

this is just fabulous!!

16 Oct 2010 9:33pm

mirela from brighton, United States

awesome find and processing!

16 Oct 2010 11:56pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Surreal, and the colors only add to the effect. Nice shot Steve.

17 Oct 2010 12:15am

P. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Superb treatment of the picture, incredible size.

17 Oct 2010 12:26am

Glo from Northeast, United States

love the selective colouring in this shot!

17 Oct 2010 1:31am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WooOooOooOooW!!! : )
Good job, Bravo. : ))

17 Oct 2010 2:12am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, looks at those colors! Great work processing and great capture!

17 Oct 2010 2:15am

Raha from Tehran, Iran

Good job
Perfect edit

17 Oct 2010 4:35am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines


17 Oct 2010 4:52am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Fabulous processing and wonderful shot Steve!

17 Oct 2010 4:58am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic.. love the selective colouring :).

18 Oct 2010 8:15am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Terrific! Great use of selective colouring.

18 Oct 2010 8:29am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice composition with great selective coloring!

19 Oct 2010 3:13am

Céline from New York City, United States

Excellent ! Funny and original ! I would drive a big detour to see this !

27 Oct 2010 7:03pm