Gas station at night

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  • Gas station at night

    I always liked gas stations lost on country roads, artificial islands of light planted in the middle of nowhere.


  • Gas station anatomy 1
    So when a new gas station emerges in the heart of Paris, and yet seems out of nowhere at night, I take my time to study it and reveal its anatomy.
  • Gas Station anatomy 2
    Moving the tripod, finding a new spot, small settings adjustments and click !
    Here is the most conventional frame of this anatomy.
    This is probably the way that 90% of people would have photographed this gas station (but you have to admit that not everybody would have took that photograph at 1:30 am).
    Beautiful lines of flight, a nice ratio 2/3, 1/3, eyes are inevitably attracted to the spotlights at the center of the screen.
  • Gas station anatomy 3
    After a classical portrait and a nude shot (all these pumps and pipes, it's so sexy), here is the third photograph for this the gas station anatomy. A little more intimate and abstract night photography :)So when a new gas station emerges in the heart of Paris, and yet seems out of nowhere at night, I take my time to study it and reveal its anatomy.
  • Urban Oasis 2
    A urban Oasis + a gas station = great !

  • Light station
    (...) At this point, in most large cities, we can go through life without ever putting a foot on earth : parking lots, corridors, offices, shopping centers. We no longer live on this planet, out of it we have constructed another in place of the first. The most astonishing thing is that hallucinatory world now seems real. The underlying ideology works perfectly well. In making these articicial landscapes "natural" like self-evident necessity, they have entered into our unconscious. (...)
    C├ędric Delsaux - Here to stay.