One of those things you see and say to yourself , "oh, I really should get a picture of it before they take it down and put up a Motel 6 sign". But you never do, because it isn't in a destination area, it is in that in-between destinations zone that one just doesn't ever have a reason to stop in. But when you are walking then there is time and opportunity and if you have your camera, all the better.
I took these pictures in sequence as I walked towards the sign. I think it is useful and interesting to look at them all together in a group, it helps me examine my use of framing and editing in my other art pursuits.
There is so much vertical emphasis with those big trees right next to it. They seem out of proportion to the sign.
Switching to a vertical format makes it seem more intentional to have all that verticality in the image.
From this view, it looks like the sign in hung on the tree right behind it.
My favorite view of the sign. I'd love to have that font to use on my computer. I bet there already is a "Vintage Motel Font".
For more great vintage motel signs (but not vintage Hotel signs! Oh no, not allowed) check out this flickr group.