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Posts tagged “I-80

the risks of littering …

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In Wyoming, the state fines you for littering … and then sends a storm after you.


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which way?

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experimental?

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… at Table Rock, Wyoming.


messages …

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… along I-80 in Table Rock, Wyoming.


a lookout …

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… in Table Rock, Wyoming.


grafitti …

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… along I-80 east of Winnemucca, Nevada.


collision …

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… in the sky above I-80 in southern Wyoming. From my 2015 trip, re-edited.


the storm …

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Sometimes when you’re driving in the West, you see a thunderstorm. It’s far off, still nascent, an indistinct dark smudge on the horizon perhaps a hundred miles away.

In the East, you don’t see a storm so far ahead. That’s because you can’t see the fullness of the storm until it’s literally over your head. In the East, the sky is smaller — topography, tall buildings, and trees obscure the horizon.

In the West, you keep driving toward that still-small gray mass. You look to the side through the driver’s window and see blue sky dotted with puffy cumulus clouds. You look out the passenger window; you see the same pastoral placidity. There’s psychological comfort in those little white pearls floating in the blue sky beside you. But in front of you?

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rumored to be barren …

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… but the landscape north of I-80 in northern Nevada isn’t. During spring the desert can be strikingly colorful. When August arrives, however, this will look … dusty and brown.


a spartanic glade …

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the lump …

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western storm …

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Bitter Creek Road …

Posted earlier from my summer road trip. This version employs a few tricks taught to me by Greg Stene to bring out more shadow detail.


truckin’ under a storm …


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Actually, three storms converging. In many places in the West, the entire storm can be seen. Here, driving through south-central Wyoming, I saw five — yes, five — thunderstorms in the sky around me. Out here, the sky is so, so big …


Rawlins, Wyoming …