It’s time for another look at the spectacular sunsets we get here on the western edge of Zionsville, Indiana. Our back yard overlooks a retention pond, a Toyota dealer, and I-65. It gives us a pretty good view of the setting sun. I made all of these images except the last one with my Canon PowerShot S95. A couple of the sunsets pushed the S95 slightly beyond its limits, but the sunsets were interesting enough that I’m showing the images to you anyway.

Sunset over the Toyota dealer
Sunset over the Toyota dealer
Sunset over the Toyota dealer
Sunset over the Toyota dealer
Sunset over the Toyota dealer
Sunset over the Toyota dealer
Sunset over the Toyota dealer
Sunset over the Toyota dealer

I found this final sunset when I looked through the images on my iPhone 6s before I traded it in. I made this in 2016, before the Toyota dealership was built. We aren’t thrilled to have a Toyota dealership in our view, but looking at this sunset it’s clear: the towering sign provides a strong anchor to these images.

Sunset before the Toyota dealer was built

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Still more sunsets over the Toyota dealer

Another look at the incredible sunsets we get here.

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13 thoughts on “Still more sunsets over the Toyota dealer

  1. You are correct about the sign being a powerful anchor. It’s especially true in the first image where you see just the silhouette. It draws the eye in and allows the imagination to wander a bit. Nice collection!

    • I bought two cars from that dealership in its old location, which was not far from my previous house. But currently we are Toyota-free in this household!

  2. “a retention pond, a Toyota dealer, and I-65.” reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Breakfast of Champions”. Of course, Duane Hoover wouldn’t tell Toyotas. Sudden realization: in the book, Duane Hoover’s family changed their name from Hoobler, which is a lot like Hubler, which is the name of several Indianapolis-area dealerships. Midland City is very obviously Indianapolis. I wonder if Vonnegut did that on purpose or if it was subconscious.

    Also, these photos are gorgeous and if I owned that dealership, I would be knocking on your door begging you to do a calendar or something for me.

  3. The daylight pictures are somewhat unremarkable but the whole scene comes to life in the dark. Number 5 is my favorite. You can clearly see the limits of the S95’s sensor compared to other cameras of the time but the images are still interesting. Maybe someday we associate noisy, low megapixel and low dynamic range shots with the era of digital photography before people used smartphones for almost all their photographic needs.

    • I’m partial to #5 as well. I love my little S95 but you’re right, it does have its limits. Someday I’ll upgrade it, but I’m in no hurry. It’s still a great camera for 98% of the subjects I point it at.

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