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Shadow Valley Motors

Shadow Valley Motors in the Palouse

Shadow Valley Motors in the Palouse

As I have stated in previous posts, the Palouse offers many surprises.  This image was made at a place I have been going to for years.  It is known as Shadow Valley Motors and is a collection of old trucks, an old Texaco gas station and more.  These are arranged by a fellow that does this as a hobby.  Funny thing is he doesn’t have an iPhone, computer or even an email address and he says he never thought the place would be a must see for photographers on tours in the Palouse.  I have given him a pile of images I have made at his property over the years.  He’s a cool guy and has even more things he’ll be adding.  I plan to go back to the Palouse in the spring.  This summer’s harvest and my last visit wasn’t the best for pictures.  They have been suffering a terribly hot and dry summer which made them have to harvest the wheat a month early.


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Old Truck Headlight

Old Truck Headlight

Old Truck Headlight

In the Palouse as mentioned in previous posts there are a lot of abandoned trucks and cars, not to mention houses. This shot was made at the Texeco station where the owner collects old trucks.  I loves the color, rust and especially the lines of the headlight and truck.  So retro, so nice.  Shot with a Fuji XT-1.


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Big Valve

Heavy Metal Valve

Heavy Metal Valve

The Buffalo Water Works just keeps on giving.  I am really looking forward to shooting at this location again.  It was quite a remarkable place and today I present another image from my series.  This one I like because  it looks so industrial.  The giant valve and gear driven wheel at the top and add the rust and it just works.  The separation from the background works because of this beautiful gentle light that was coming from the skylights.


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Train

Train 1 French likSorry, it has been very busy with a lot of projects and I haven’t been able to find time to post.  So, I’m back and will try to my daily postings again.  This was made yesterday in French Lick, IN.  There is a large train museum and old train depot.  A photographers paradise.  This isn’t the last you’ll be seeing from yesterday’s shoot.

 

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