From the archives
I got "into"photography back in High School, around 1975. Regular readers have seen a few images from those early days (here, here) . Even after college, I continued to do some interesting stuff (here, here). But when we moved to Illinois (in 1989), it seemed to fade away. I took mostly "snapshots", and not many of those. Then in early 1996, I started getting the itch, and dusted off the SLR. This is one of the early images from that time. Maybe not the best image, but I like it.
During most of the '90s, I commuted to Highland Illinois. About 16 miles each way, most of it interstate. This billboard was about 1/3 of the way to work. I liked the rhetorical question; when was the last time? This billboard sat pretty far off the highway, too far for a reasonable photo. So one weekend, I explored along the backroads until I was able to get closer. But I didn't want to go into the newly planted cornfield to get a straight on view.
The Billboard was for a nice little restaurant on the east side of Highland, which is still there. Though the billboard is long gone.
The title is from the old Rolling Stones song.