This gas pump was found at a country general store that had been long closed along the main road into the Outer Banks in North Carolina, out of both business and gasoline. Nowadays, it sits with another companion pump selling premium and they have been simply watching the traffic go by on the new road out front for a few decades now. A small interesting tidbit about this dated and obsolete relic is showing on the pump face: sixty-one cents a gallon!
A few modern digital tricks were used to age and season this photograph without the help of time and wear. The image was originally taken in full color and converted to black and white, then some of the colors were borrowed back and selectively hand painted in at reduced strength. A distressed and gritty digital overlay was added to the edges to make it appear to be an old worn print. There...aged to perfection…!