I have done a lot of traveling,
but in particular I have seen the USA -- all fifty states
several or many times over, routes crisscrossing the land and
dutifully recorded on maps I keep. I've been in the majority
of Canada's provinces as well, along a much less dense
There has also been much joyful back road rambling, the specific way taken
often for no particular reason, and often leading to numerous
discovery. Sometimes it is mainly chancing upon the right light or the right sky at
the right time.
These moments of course have been too infrequently captured by photo;
even when they are, the resulting pictures often have not done them justice.
A few images that somehow speak to me follow from the links
below. They are compartmentalized into two groups:
first, the more "pure" landscape scenes, where the natural features or
the light or the sky or combinations thereof suggested the photo opportunity; and second, where some manmade
element blended in by time, or standing out in contrast, shares the focus.
(This latter category, of course, also could describe a lot of Lonely Roads
and Railroads photos found elsewhere on this site.)
The distinction between the categories sometimes isn't particularly strong; maybe a
better scheme will emerge as I add more moments in.
So far just a few images are posted, mostly from some years ago.