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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Coming and Going


Winnemucca, Nevada

Coming home on the long home stretch through the west from our cross country trips I have several nice free places to camp at in Wyoming, Utah and Nevada which are a comfortable days drive between each point.  Only around Winnemucca, Nevada I've never had a good place pre-selected. RV parks there are a rip-off and in town around the gambling joints are too noisy or unwelcoming.  Each time we stayed in Winnemucca left me for wanting better.  You certainly would not want to live there.  This time I stopped at the BLM office (Bureau of Land Management, a Federal agency) and they gladly directed me to some BLM land just a few miles out of town.  The nice thing about BLM land is that it is free to camp on.  It was a short steep climb into the mountains and the view was wonderful.


The polarizing filter overworked itself on this image I think.

I don't know what the camera focused on but nothing here at least.

Water Canyon. This is a good place to stop for the night from now on.

This pretty much concludes all of the places and sites we saw on our Gulf Coast Tour from this past Spring.  I may have another alligator picture or two yet.  It is now Fall and so Sinbad and I will leave tomorrow on a Fall Colors Tour.  We won't be gone for as long (it'll get too cold) and will be sticking closer to home most likely not leaving California.  I might be able to post something while on the road.  Be good, have fun and hold down the fort while we're away.





17 comments:

  1. What a fine place to camp. Have a good and safe journey, looking forward to seeing those autumn colours.

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  2. Looks a bit inhospitable. But beautiful colored.

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  3. A nice experiment all those colours. Have a nice trip and watch the signs:)

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  4. Not a bad place to spend the night at all!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. safe and happy travels to you two!!!

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  6. Have a good trip. I look forward to the pictures.

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  7. Do have a great trip and be safe!

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  8. You know, John, converting those first two photos to b&w would probably fix them up just fine. I used to use a polarizer on occasion, but in Photoshop or any other image editing program can usually do the job of a polarizer, plus you don't have to factor in the light loss for the filter. When converting to b&w the blues can be darkened just as if you had used a dark red filter, just like Ansel Adams did--that is how he got those nearly black skies that started off as some shade of blue. Anyway, hope you and Sinbad have a safe journey -- I'd bet you are headed for the Owens Valley, which is known for its fall color. Looking forward to seeing what you get.

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  9. I'm glad you found a comfortable place to stay. FREE is a bonus. Enjoy your fall colours tour!

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  10. Nice scenes and more nice scenes to come from your Fall trip. Can hardly wait!

    Peace :)

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  11. I agree with your sentiments about Winnemcca! We stayed there on our way to and from the Oregon Coast where we went on a little vacation recently. The only thing I had any interest in photographing there was the cute 'mom & pop' diner where we had breakfast.

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  12. Stay safe on the road. We'll keep the light on for your return.

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  13. Good luck with the fall colors! I think I'm going to pass this year since I don't feel like making the long drive to the mountains. Look forward to enjoying what you find. I hear it's been pretty good up there.

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  14. Looks like the BLM directed you to a nice camping spot. We camp on BLM land all the time. I love the "no regulations" attitude.

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  15. Looking forward to your fall color shots too.

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