Historic Motel, Route 66, Arizona

SEPTEMBER 2003 – The signpost of the Historic Route 66 Motel in Seligman, Arizona, on a sunny day. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

The sky was clear when we came to Seligman in Arizona. We passed the Historic Route 66 Motel with its huge signpost, and I realized that it could be an attractive image, because of the harsh shadows and the special mood it communicates. It could be an image from the 1960s almost as if the time has stopped here. (Admittedly, ‘H.B.O.’ was only founded in 1972, so this may spoil the impression.) I also like the restricted color set with blue dominance.

By the way, looking at recent images, the signpost has not significantly changed over the past two decades. Go figure. 🙂


The high resolution image

Capture DateSeptember 2003
LocationSeligman, Arizona
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2000 x 3000 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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