Antique gas pumps

I swear, some things are just MADE for HDR photography.  Old rusty stuff is one of those things – it’s just perfect for HDR.  All the nice little details come out through the processing, and when you get some radical clouds in the background, it makes you all happy inside.  Well ok, it makes ME all happy inside.

These lovely antique gas pumps sit in front of the City Garage in Salado, TX which is a great place to shoot.  Whenever I drive to Dallas, I make it a point to stop here.  It’s a small spot so it’s a quick stop, but it’s always rewarding.  Normally I shoot toward the little building which is covered in old gas signs (find all my pics of this place here).  It’s got character.

But on this day I was just loving those clouds so I turned around to shoot them behind the gas pumps.  And then a red truck drove by…