In-N-Out, Saturday Night

The In-N-Out Burger on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena on a rainy Saturday night.
Every time I go to the In-N-Out in Pasadena, I end up taking a few photos. It's one of the old-timey In-N-Outs -- basically just a pair of drive-thru windows and a couple of benches. I find the place terribly photogenic and a nice little slice of Americana. 

I don't know if any of these efforts are anything great, but I kind of dig them. I converted the above one to black and white because I liked the tones and the In-N-Out as both the primary source of light and obvious gathering point for any cars in the area. (Here's a color version for sake of comparison, albeit cropped tighter). 

The bottom photo was processed in Lightroom using a lomo preset I downloaded from the Adobe site. Interesting. Both photos were taken with my Nikon D5100 with a 35mm 1.8 lens that's great for night photography. 

Interestingly, there isn't much in the way of inspired photography of In-N-Out Burgers on Flickr with the exception of many loving closeups of Double Doubles. I guess people get so hypnotized by the food they forget how to take a good picture; I know it wasn't easy taking these photos with a sackful of food smelling very good on my front seat. 

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 --S.H.
 

These photos are © Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere on the Internet or in other media without the advanced permission of Steve Hymon.

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