On long trips Gary and I typically drive for two hours before switching places. This time I decided to try an experiment and take photos when I wasn’t driving. I wasn’t sure what I’d be able to capture at 70mph, especially shooting to the side, but I wanted to give it a try. The great thing about digital photography is that you don’t waste anything except a little card space and I had an extra card. I told Gary “I’d rather end up deleting every shot, than not attempt any”. So…here are a few of the resulting photos. I’m very pleased with them and I think they convey a sense of the vastness of the Southwestern desert.
Arizona and New Mexico were as green as I’ve ever seen them, and although I was unable to clearly capture the cactus blooms, I can assure you that they were gorgeous. We drove through rain in AZ, NM, and TX so I managed a few good storm shots. The mountains were relatively easy to photograph. The trains were slow moving and ever present. And of course there were plenty of tacky, wacky, roadside attractions found only in America. Enjoy!