Road Trip - September, 2007
In September, 2007, we squeezed ourselves into the little red car for 8 days and 2500 miles. Much of the time was spent visiting family, but we managed to include a few scenic opportunities along the way.
- Getty Center - everywhere you point the camera there's something interesting, an interesting perspective or an unexpected angle to catch your eye.
- Mono Lake - We arrived at 5:45 am - it was so dark we couldn't even see the path to the lake and the fanciful formations we had come to photograph. We only had to wait about 15 minutes for the sky to lighten enough to make the quarter mile walk to the water's edge. Many of these pictures were 10 second exposures. There are no captions on these pictures - the tufa towers speak for themselves. For more information visit the Mono Lake website. When we got back to the main road we stopped to clean some of the alkali sand out of the car and were startled by a curious coyote that appeared not more than 10 feet away just as we were closing the car doors.
- Yosemite - Part I - Part II - This was my first visit to Yosemite. It's everything you've been led to believe. It's bigger than life. I've seen it in pictures so many times it was like I had been there before. Kind of a deja vu all over again type experience. Here's the wide angle view from Glacier Point.
- The long and winding road - Before Interstate 5 was finished through Northern California, traffic used to jam up for miles on this now deserted stretch of highway. It's hard to imagine today.