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Friday, March 9, 2012
All the Comforts of Home
I captured this image (minus the car, moon, and birds) a few months ago in Eatontown New Jersey while driving home from a trip to Atlantic City. The old motel signs always conjure nostalgic memories of childhood family vacations and, since they are fast disappearing, I try to document the ones I run across. I added the rising moon as it seems that was the time of day my father would always begin looking for a place to stay the night during our road trips. After adding the birds, some textures and different filters to achieve the mood I wanted, it was still missing something. I began digging through old family photos and found my father's beloved 1949 Plymouth that he restored in the early 1970s. Perfect! Just the element I needed along with the color TV, phones and pool for "All the Comforts of Home".