I don’t think that I have posted this here before. It was taken a little while ago now using the very well regarded Canon 7 rangefinder with a Jupiter lens attached. I used Fomapan 100.
I bought the Canon 7 thinking I would love it but for some reason despite all of its wonderful capabilities I just didn’t. It was fine and a good camera but it didn’t make me want to use it; I wrote about it here on my old blog and sold it on shortly after; I also sold the Jupiter lens meaning I am out of any M39/LTN capability which is fine.
The image is of a sign to the entrance to a motel in Burbank, which at the time was closed; either temporarily or perhaps permanently I am not sure. A lot of roadworks to the freeway that this motel of yards from the exit of, had meant closure of the exit for a while and so perhaps that had impacted it’s revenue.
It’s a great old sign though, maybe not as classic as some neon signs I see around but I like it’s simplicity and ambiguous age. It looks slightly abandoned (which it kinda is) and that adds interest.
The image was shot on Fomapan 100 a film I am not sold on but it works fairly well with this composition. I used an angle that isolated the sign against the blue sky which I think works (at least for me).