Drive In Fever

Danman 27 August 2007 14

Not being able to go to the recent drive in at the winter wonderland do got me all nostalgic.
Many times I have driven past this sign and said to myself “I have to photograph that”

The other night I finally did.

Starlight Drive-in Sign - Canberra Australia

Thought I would share as its been a while between drinks for me posting pics up here…

Enjoy…. critique welcome.


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MEATBEE MEATBEE 2:48 pm 29 Aug 07

believe me – you didnt miss anything by not going to winter wonderland. total piss weak world.

mutley mutley 10:23 am 28 Aug 07

Hi Danman. Like the pic. I think to add more interest to the sky (which you evidently want, but don’t want to doctor it)you could take the pic either at early dawn or late dusk so that there is a little colour in the sky

Danman Danman 8:34 am 28 Aug 07

I heard Jammo pool was closing… CISAC is apparently killing them.

Still no other place to go on waterslides in Canberra though 🙁

el el 9:54 pm 27 Aug 07

Plenty hot in Summer.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 9:51 pm 27 Aug 07

I haven’t got an aerial on my car, it is incorporated as part of the rear window so not sure what I’d do if the drive in was still open. I wonder if they will ever reopen some Drive Ins on a permanent basis?

Off topic a bit but has anyone been to the Dive In Movies at Jamison pool? I wouldn’t think Canberra is warm enough except on a handful of occasions a year to be swimming around a pool at night.

ant ant 8:43 pm 27 Aug 07

We used to go there in our PJs. At some point in the night, we’d fall asleep in the back of teh car. The sound quality of those speakers was apalling. I remember the excitment when they brought in those wires you looped over the aerial of the car radio.

el el 8:25 pm 27 Aug 07

Cool shot Danman – I wouldn’t change/edit/photos(c)hop any of it.

And FWIW I had *exactly* the same feelings the last time I drove past that sign – it was yesterday afternoon, in fact.

Danman Danman 7:34 pm 27 Aug 07

I wanted to keep it real – I have a version on my PC of a new moon sky (lots of stars ) out at Lake George – I made a layer of stars in the background – looks sweet – but then it was digital art – not a photo…

My text from flickr – When ever I drive past this I get nostalgic – so I figured I would take a photo to place in my neural vault – because that will be there till the day I die – the sign may not.

I had a dilemma – I wanted to expose the stars in the sky – thus emphasizing the signs name – however there was way too much ambient light – so unless we have another WW2 blackout phase here in Canberra – buckleys chance of getting the right exposure….

Just imagine those slide in letters on the bottom 2 panels – Now Showing – American Graffiti – with the lights on the outside slowly chasing around the frame – shut your eyes and deeply inhale the cool sweet night air – and listen to the distant sound of laughter and buddy holly tunes coming from the old 8 track.

Man I wish I was there for those days.

None the less – we can dream – If you squint you can almost imagine 2 stars there 🙂

Enjoy….

asp asp 5:59 pm 27 Aug 07

A bit more black and photoshop in some stars more stars. Otherwise, very nice.

chester chester 4:59 pm 27 Aug 07

“Nostalgia is a funny thing isn’t it? If I think beyond the romance of the drive-in concept, and back to reality, I remember freezing cars, dirty windscreens, crappy sound from a tinny little speaker, dull screens, constant interruptions of concentration due to people wandering past the car, etc.”

You went to the drive-in to actually watch the movie??!!! No wonder you didn’t enjoy it. 😉

OzChick OzChick 4:10 pm 27 Aug 07

Wasn’t there a murder there once? I heard that a body of a woman was found 30+ years ago at the back of the drive-in car park.

JD114 JD114 4:03 pm 27 Aug 07

Nostalgia is a funny thing isn’t it? If I think beyond the romance of the drive-in concept, and back to reality, I remember freezing cars, dirty windscreens, crappy sound from a tinny little speaker, dull screens, constant interruptions of concentration due to people wandering past the car, etc.

Nope, the drive-in may have nostalgic value for some, but for me, the great sound, clarity of picture, and the convenience of the DVD on an LCD screen at home wins out by a country mile.

sepi sepi 3:47 pm 27 Aug 07

I think they should’ve left the name of the last movie shown ‘up in lights’.

I wonder what it was – something from about 1-=15 years ago.

chester chester 3:43 pm 27 Aug 07

Crop some of the black off the top and a bit from the right hand side as well to keep it in proportion. Otherwise, very nice. Old kitsch neon lighting is cool especially when it’s broken and dilapidated. Like the flash reflection or whatever it is on the bottom section that looks like a neon light in its death throes.

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