Today, I drove from Milan, New Mexico to Albuquerque. I found many great places to shoot and spent a good part of the day in Grants, NM where there was an over abundance of neon signs, interesting buildings and a junk yard on the edge of town that contains more vintage vehicles that I can remember seeing in one location (save a car museum).

The shot above was taken in a tiny town called San Fidel. That tiny gray line you can just make out through the window is Route 66.

Bill H. made a comment the other day asking to see what my original exposures look like for one of my images… continue reading to see the three shots I used to create the image above. They are shown un-cropped and were processed with Camera Raw’s default settings, so you can see the raw material I worked with.