The 505

The 505 - Abandoned Gas Station in Two Guns, Arizona

(Please clickity-click to see the empty garage larger than life with a nice, dark background)

Feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything of the urbex variety on the site, especially now that storm season has arrived. Feels good to change the pace up and throw out an image from waaaay back in April that I kept forgetting about.

This was the inside of an old, abandoned gas station up at Two Guns, Arizona. I friggin’ love old, lost gas stations along well-traveled highways. Anything left for dead like that is cool, but you have to wonder how a gas station could fail when it sits right on a freeway that sees thousands of cars a day.

Probably the creepiest thing in this picture is the little girl graffiti off to the right. I think her name is Gem.

I loved how open the place felt with all the glass and sliding doors long gone, so I wanted to include the sky as much as I could.

(canon 5d mark ii, tamron 17-35mm 2.8, 17mm, f/16, iso 100)

  • http://www.chrisnitz.com Chris Nitz

    You could so play a game of roller hockey in there!

  • http://hdrexposedphotography.com Dave DiCello

    I really like the crisp look to this urbex Mike, well processed!

  • http://www.chrisfrailey.com Chris Frailey

    I like the cool blue tone you gave it. I still remember Rick being a little “cautious” backing his SUV out. 🙂

  • Mike

    Hahah Chris, yeah, Rick was being a bit “overly cautious” 🙂

  • http://axphotography.wordpress.com/ Scott Ackerman

    Nice! Love the overall tone of this image. Great work.

  • http://www.cdeangelisphotography.com/ Chris DeAngelis

    Love the wide shot here. The cloud formation gives the shot some nice detail in the negative space too! That drawing is pretty creepy looking; hope you didn’t get too scared 😉

  • http://theperfectsunset.net Jason Hines

    Nice stuff man. Two Guns was definitely a great find.

  • http://www.doephotog.com A.Barlow

    Nice work man. I love the creepy looking little girl painting on the right. Nice sky also.

  • http://www.edithlevyphotography.com Edith Levy

    Really nice Mike. Love the clouds.

  • http://www.brianfurbush.com/blog Brian Furbush

    Sweet shot man – I love how completely desolate this looks, and the random cartoon in the right corner of the girl is fun too. Great work.

  • http://goldenhourstudios.com Jesse

    Love the depth to this shot and yeah you’re right. That girl gave me the heebie jeebies

  • http://www.toadhollowphotography.com Toad Hollow Photography

    Absolutely melancholy and dramatic Mike! A true top drawer piece, my friend, I really love this!

  • http://www.myblueheaven.com Scott Wood

    Great shot. The only thing missing is one of those old school standup telephone booths somewhere out in front of the place.

  • http://www.markblundellphoto.com Mark Blundell

    Nice processing and low PoV

  • http://www.ryoungfoto.com Rick

    Overly cautious? I don’t think the 4 of us could’ve lifted the 6500 Range Rover out of the 6 foot deep oil change pit. Geez – a guy tries to make sure his buddies don’t get stuck in an abandon gas station…

    Now I need to post MY gas station shot.