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Abstract: Blue Skies Again

By gajj
We'd been camping out in the Nevada desert over the weekend, windy, stormy, rainy. Driving home on Highway 93 through the western desert, we decided to do a "10 mile challenge" - stop every ten miles and take a picture - quite a challange in the middle of nowhere! The highway was puddled with rain water, but the sun broke through, and the blue sky reflected in the tire guard ruts on the side of the road.

Comments, suggestions, kudos or groans - all appreciated.

Tags: Specialist and abstract

Voters: Se7enUK, raziel_uk, User_Removed and 28 more

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raziel_uk 16 4.9k
3 Jun 2005 6:18AM
Jan, this is a wonderful idea for a shot, especially as it sounds as though you were pressured into it with your 10 mile challenge.

Great idea, well spotted and well taken. A click from me (I seem to be very generous with my clicks today - or perhaps it's because I'm seeing a lot of photos I think are worthy of a click).

gajj 16 32
3 Jun 2005 6:20AM
Thank you Ashley, it was a fun challenge - breaks through the 'nothing to photograph' mindset - give it a try!
raziel_uk 16 4.9k
3 Jun 2005 6:26AM
I would, Jan, but my wife (who drives me around) isn't so obsessed with photography and if I kept asking her to stop the car I'd be frightened that one day she'd drive off before I got back in.

keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Jun 2005 6:28AM
I can live with this....good stuff.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
3 Jun 2005 6:29AM
Jan, agree with Ashley, great idea and the shot turned out really well. Love the blue in the tyre marks. Click....

gajj 16 32
3 Jun 2005 6:29AM
I hear you - its actually how I got into photography - self defense from driving around stopping every few minutes to watch someone else take a picture! Buy your wife an expensive camera - maybe she'll get hooked!
TaniaV 16 10
3 Jun 2005 6:34AM
You really made something out of nothing. Great shot. Well done

glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
3 Jun 2005 6:55AM
Good work, but more importantly thanks for the tip! Now I can challenge my wife! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

TonyA 15 11 Spain
3 Jun 2005 8:52AM
Great idea and a good result in this abstract image. Wouldn't recommend to do this in Spain. I stopped to shoot a beautiful sunset and had the police on top of me as I got off the car. Got fined for stopping on the hard shoulder of the highway.

gajj 16 32
3 Jun 2005 9:35AM
Oh my, that's not good Antonio! Maybe you'll have to do a walking challange!
SteveGarratt 15 29 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2005 11:05AM
Great image, Photos are indeed everywhere!

tull 17 181 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2005 11:43AM
Another brilliant capture Jan,well done.

gajj 16 32
3 Jun 2005 12:23PM
Thank you! Glad to have you back around Mark!
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
3 Jun 2005 1:03PM
Good subject, these bumps warn drivers that they are about to leave their lane. They are really noisy. Um, not that I have any personal knowledge of that!
billma 17 119 United States
3 Jun 2005 5:07PM
Yeah, but I got a pretty picture of a flower, probably will get about 2 clicks. Love how you always see something else.

your buddy
jan 1 16 12 Netherlands
4 Jun 2005 4:12AM
Guess that trail was formed by heavy loads.
Asume not caused by all the pictures you loaded into your camera?
Real Street Art, Jan.
Jan 1
willbrealey 16 253
5 Jun 2005 11:42AM
Really lovely graphic shot.
5 Jun 2005 7:37PM
Wonderful subject. Great light and texture.
floreus 16 106 1
7 Jun 2005 4:53AM
This is good but today's has major impact
PatriciaWilson 16 617 58 Greece
7 Jun 2005 10:55PM
What a great discipline, and a super result to boot!
markmurton 17 69 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2005 2:54AM
like it
magda_indigo 17 418 England
15 Jun 2005 7:38AM
aaaahhh that Indigo blue, click (*:*)
KatieR 17 6.2k 6
16 Jun 2005 5:11AM
Hard to believe that you could make an interesting shot from something so mundane, but the texture and the light are the key.
A really good shot.
Se7enUK 15 114 England
21 Jul 2005 2:20PM
Well spotted Smile
rosie42 16 7 Australia
9 Nov 2005 9:40PM
Fabulous - great composition ... well observed and captured!

Susie :o)

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