There are many petrol stations in Albania, too many. I am not sure how it works from the busisness point of view but this petrol station clearly must have some fuel in it. Located in a semi remote place between two villages the only people using it would be the odd bike or tractor. I do not know that stations like this will last that long though first because the govenment is tighting the safety laws and second because some oil firms have become too big too compete against. I heard one of them is even sponsoring Milan football team.
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gita (243) 2012-01-25 19:18
Hello, this is lovely shot beautifully captured,it looks like a pencil drawing. regards, geetha
triptych2003 (1534) 2012-01-25 20:35
i think the choice of desaturating this was a good one. it looks like there was not much colour to begin with, so, the results work well. it really brings out the details. well done
daddo (24237) 2012-01-26 5:00
Hi Aleks. I wonder how the owner makes ends meet as I assume his customers are few and far between. I like the treatment you gave to the image, makes the place look even more desolate and somber. One thing I notice is the absence of any advertizing-thank God. best wishes. Klaudio.
tyro (20412) 2012-01-26 5:58
The sepia treatment here has given this a timeless look - this could be a pre-war photograph of a petrol station or garage in Britain, apart from the modern motorcycle. Of course, health and safety here nowadays wouldn't allow you to carry a child as a passenger on a motorcycle this way!
A well composed shot with perfect exposure and good sharpness. I like the sepia treatment, but why does the sky look a little strange - did you apply sepia to that too or is there something different?
holmertz (40947) 2012-01-26 6:22
This is quite an interesting photo. Your treatment has made it look like I imagine Albania long ago, when this might have been the only petrol station in the area. Like John I'm wondering about the strange sky. It looks quite good, but is it deliberate?
- Copyright: Aleks Gjika (agjika) (3616)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-25 15:47