Dearest “Down and Out” readers: Thank you for your patience while I’ve been road-tripping. As promised, I’ve returned with some photos—all taken on the fly. Seriously. I took photos while driving to see how they’d turn out.
Last week’s road trip spanned 1,273 miles. Together, my beat-up 1992 Toyota Corolla and I whizzed through parts of Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and—finally—Colorado. I crammed the car full of belongings for my move to Boulder; the poor thing’s crowding 183,000 miles, but it’s a good vehicle—even though I’m afraid to drive it over 60 miles per hour. This speed is good, I found, for thinking and for dreaming and for taking photos out the side windows.
Just so you believe that I took these while driving—I caught my hand and camera in this photo taken on I-70 West in Missouri:
I-70 West in Missouri. There’s something super-attractive about massive open spaces; maybe this is why I like it so much out on the road.
I-80 West in Nebraska. Nebraska went on and on and on like this, seemingly endless stretches of corn.
I-76 South in Colorado. Yee-haw. The West is the BEST.
Thanks, folks. I hope you’ve enjoyed the results of this somewhat dangerous/inspired/novel (for me) photographic technique. Leave me a comment, if you’d like…and let me know which photo you like the best.