Posts Tagged ‘Road Scenes’

Holbrook, Arizona

Holbrook lies along old Route 66, the mother road from Chicago to the California coast and all-purpose symbol of the American love affair with the open road. The town was once home to a bevy of motels and cafes catering to early cross-country drivers, and a dozen or more garages dedicated to nursing post-war Chevrolets […]

New South Wales, Australia

I walked into the pub and asked the bartender, “Is it always like this outside?” It must have been something in my eyes, or maybe the orange hair, face and clothes, but I diverted his attention from pouring beers long enough to peek out the front door. He called back into the bar, “C’mon and […]

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Perhaps unwisely, I mounted a remote camera off the running boards of my rented pickup truck to get a low-angle view while driving along the dirt road along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. At least it didn’t go skittering off across the desert like I thought it might. Photographed with a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II camera and 16-35mm […]

Puerto Piramedes, Argentina

Driving. And more driving. And more driving still. I’ve had lots of time to firm up my opinions on Patagonia, and they’re not as flattering as they might once have been. Flat. Windswept. Uninhabitable. Montana without the mountains. Wyoming without the skiing. Route 66 without the retro teepee motel. Or pavement. La Cuarenta has left […]

Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand

Car headlights driving on two-lane highway under glacier-covered summit of Mount Cook at nightfall. Photographed January 28, 2006 with a Canon EOS-5D camera and 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens. Exposure 5 seconds at f/11. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image

Paparoa National Park, New Zealand

Photographed January 22, 2006 with a Canon EOS-5D camera and 17-40mm f/4 Lens. Exposure 1/30 seconds at f/11. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image

Stanley, Falkland Islands

A lone cowboy boot hangs from post along a deserted gravel road near the capitol of Stanley in the Falkland Islands. Or the Malvinas, if you’re so inclined. Photographed March 14, 2002 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image

Tok, Alaska

There’s a black bear in the road up ahead. This being Alaska, I shouldn’t be all that surprised. It’s his fashion choice that’s thrown me. Firmly perched over his head sits an antique ten pound tin of Folger’s coffee, raided from some old trapper’s cabin. Any points the bear gets for style and originality come […]