25 June 2011

on the road ~ {nevada}


Our road trip has begun! We drove 8 hours today, leaving behind California's golden hills and green forests and making our way well into Nevada. I was familiar with the California portion of our trip, but from Nevada on almost all of our trip will be new to me, so I'm really excited to see the landscape and its shapes, colors and changes as we go.

The desert's pale sands and red rocks made some very picturesque views. A small river ran nearby the road at times, providing a little greenery. The landscape changed from desert to chaparral and back. The sky was huge.


Sometimes the sand hills looked like they'd been shaped by a child's hands in a sandbox.  Other times the wind had eroded the sand away revealing craggy, striated rocks.


I haven't taken photos in black and white in a long time and the last time I did, I developed them in a darkroom. It's quite different to take them digitally and I feel I have a lot to learn, but felt like these three photos communicated a little of what I saw today on the road. It was a good first day of travel.

Tomorrow, onward to Utah!

8 comments:

Thuraya Lynn said...

Lovely photography, the area is just breathtaking.
Where are you up to?

kimi said...

Thank you Thuraya. We stopped the night in Elko, Nevada and now we're moving on to Utah.

SaylorMade said...

I love road trips but we'll wait to do more until the kids are older. I like the black and white photography! Thanks for taking us along on your journey! :-)

kimi said...

Hi Jeannine! That makes sense; I wouldn't have tried this trip when the kids were toddlers. In the meantime I'm happy to share our travels with you ~ thanks for following along! :)

Dana said...

I love those Big Sky photos-- especially with the white line going down the highway. So great to be on the road. Have a good trip!

Anonymous said...

So exciting! have a nice journew ^o^)/ { chio_t }

Anonymous said...

So exciting! have a nice journey ^o^)/ { chio_t }

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ~~ Tama is home alone. {chio_t}