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Mid-Century Modern Gas Station in Prescott, AZ

Here’s a great piece of mid-century modern architecture taken in Prescott, Arizona. How can I tell it was built in the 50s-70s?  Well, for one thing, the extended roof’s geometry (a huge triangle that soars skyward) and the floor-to-ceiling glass of the store font.

The image was taken from the middle of the street (from the backseat of a car). I was lucky in that the sun had been cast on the building, so that the sky is a deep blue. Also helping to get a deep blue sky was the fact that I used a polarizing lens filter. Not only did the filter help to get the deep color of the sky, it also prevented  blown highlights in the white of the building.

Photography Tip: Use a polarizing lens filter on bright, sunny days.

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