I am excited though about a photo opportunity that won’t last long that’s far far away from here. So, I am unceremoniously heading east in a few minutes. I hope to go 450-550 miles today on the dreaded interstate today, then a few more days of interstate driving ahead. Boring, right? But it’s going to be worth it. In a few days, you might consider this “trip” that I’m on over, a few weeks earlier than I had imagined. If all goes well, a new and exciting chapter in my photography will begin. It won’t be a total change, but I will be mixing in some new things with what I already do. Stay tuned!
The “Tree of Utah” sculpture along I-80 West of Salt Lake City, Utah. Shot a couple of nights ago.
My parents took myself and my 3 older siblings on a 5-week cross-country road trip from New York to California and back in 1987, and a photo of this sculpture that my father took was one of the reasons why I wanted to check out Northern Utah again. The Salt Flats looked interesting.
I haven’t shot any photos today. I drove 280 miles to Craig, Colorado and saw nothing that inspired me to take photos. I was checked into my hotel by 1 PM. But I have done a lot of work on my project that will involve photos of people, among other things. I’m excited about it. And I’m still not that excited about landscape photography right now. I had been figuring on getting back to the east coast around August 20th, but I might actually move quickly from Colorado to the east coast and come back earlier than planned, see friends, and keep working on this new project. Details will be posted as soon as I am comfortable. Can you tell I’m pumped up about it?
Abandoned house in the Sierra Nevadas, Markleeville, California, USA
This felt like something out of the King’s Quest computer game series.
I drove 385 miles today and returned the same place I started. As has often been the case lately, it was very bright for most of the day, and I think this is going to be the only good photo from the whole day. Oh well, you win some you lose some. Tomorrow is a new day. Life goes on. All that good stuff!
Coleman Valley Road, Carmet, California
Here you can see the last little bit of a sun going away over the Pacific Ocean for the night, and the last time I will be seeing the Pacific Ocean for at least the rest of this year. It’s all east from here. I will explore the Santa Rosa area I’m in a bit tomorrow, then head east to the Sierra Nevada Mountains on Friday. I have several stops of anywhere between 1 and 10 nights between here and the east coast. It should be a good trip! Lots of interesting people and places ahead of me.
California Highway 33, Los Padres National Forest, California, USA
Right before leaving my hotel in Ojai to head to San Luis Obispo for the night, I had a change of plans and decided to head over the mountain instead of along the coast. I stopped to take a photo of the wildflowers along the road, and just about had accomplished what I had in mind. Then I heard the unmistakable roar of a motorcycle speeding towards me and got ready to snap. It’s nothing that I imagined ahead of time, but I think it came out pretty neat. Enjoy.