I took a recent trip to see my sister’s family in southern Utah. En route, I put my new camera through some paces.
First, taking photos at 80 miles per hour through the window of a van usually produces little more than a blur, but this surprised me. I counter-moved the camera as we went past a rock wall, and hoped for a decent shot. This is what came of that little experiment. The diagonal focus band is what really surprised me, and this is one of my favorite images from the trip.
Then there’s the rather largish gas station that is, well… abandoned. The sunshine went dark, I guess. Just my sort of playground. There’s more at the Picasa site for this, but here are a couple of my favorites.
Last but not least, there’s the little burned tourist trap shack by the Cove Fort gas station. It was built to look like an old log cabin, but it’s suffered some hard times. Naturally, this makes for some great photos. (Again, more at the Picasa site.)
Now, to plan some other trips to see some natural wonders and ghost towns. Maybe even Yellowstone someday. It’s not that far away.