January 22, 2009

The speeding photographer

Oddly, some of my best photographs are taken when I'm in the car, speeding down the highway, camera held up to window. Strange.


Central Oregon ranch along Highway 97
January 2009

Perhaps I'm partial to the view...

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I also want to thank Sweetpea Surry for this award:

According to the award rules, I'm suppose to pass this along to 15 (fifteen!) other worthy blogs. Out of sheer laziness, I'm going to suggest a peek at my blog roll in the left side bar. These are my daily reads, the ones listed at the top of each section are the blogs most recently updated.

Have fun and share the blog love!

29 comments:

Fog and Thistle said...

now that's a pretty picture!

Cicada Studio said...

Well, your scenery is something special, so I don't blame you for snapping away. It pays off.

Sweet Repose said...

Sometimes I think my truck should have a sign that warns...'crazy, romantic driver at wheel-beware of sudden stops'...know what I mean. Beautiful scene...MORE!!!

Golden West said...

Now that's what I call "wide open spaces" - beautiful!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

The farm looks as settled and "of the earth" as the mountain. Beautiful!

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

The scenes are incredible!

I {luv} to have that as a routine 'look-see' on my way to...whereever.

Congrats! on the award.

vicki archer said...

Love your speeding shots, xv.

moxylyn said...

Love that mountain in the back!

Nicole R.J. said...

Wow - great shots! I generally end up with a blurr or a really nice close-up of some speck of dirt on the window! *lol*

willow said...

Wonderful driving shots! Wow! We have the flat land with not a mountain or hill in sight.

Jeanne said...

I traveled to OR a few years ago while researching a novel (that I'm still working on -- arrgh!) and thought it was just the most beautiful placed I'd ever seen. Even Old Dog admitted he could imagine living in Portland.

High Desert Diva said...

Willow-
There are 13 mountains stretched out to the west. The view is simply jaw-dropping gorgeous in person. I've yet to capture it on film (ummm...digital).

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos...I seem to have luck shooting from the window too-or at least that's what I tell myself when searching for reasons not to get a license at 35. :)

Victoria said...

Truly stunning scenery.
(Hope you're in the passenger seat!)

Congrats on your award!

T. Kimberlyn said...

Ha....I take pictures the same way...

Great pics....love the coloring

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I'd think you lived in big sky country by those shots... looks like the days have been golden over there latey, stay warm!

Jan said...

I like your photos, I do the same thing. Congrats on the award.

shiborigirl said...

Funny - some of my best photos from California were taken out the window of a speeding car. These are lovely.

Congrats on the award.

Kate

Pagan Sphinx said...

It's easy to understand why you're partial to the view. Just don't drive and shoot, okay? ;-)

Pagan Sphinx said...

I just took a look at the framed mirror - I really like your work!

Linda Sue said...

BIG BLUE SKY! makes me wish for wings to soar across it and dive into the mountian head first with my mouth wide open because it does appear to be vanilla ice cream with blueberry sauce. Very pretty photos! Fresh air and sunshine- AHHHH!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a fantasic blog you have! Yesterday I just posted on my blog about an outing I wnet on "Desert Dutch Oven Diva's"! Enjoyed my visit with you! ~Maryjane

fly tie said...

beautiful photos. i can't seem to get anything but blur when trying to take pictures out of a moving car.

congrats on the award. (yeah...fifteen???)

SweetPeaSurry said...

Awesome views, I take horrible pictures, which is probably why I still need to replace the battery in my camera. :)

Barn House said...

Very nice...we need to get out your way!

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful pictures. Many thanks and may the car keep moving :-)!

Greetings from London.

M.Kate said...

Now these 2 are very nice, I always try to take pictures in a moving car. I shouldn't esp when one hand is on the steering ;p
Congrats on the award, if anyone deserve it..it will be you, more to come I am absolutely sure :D

Hey Harriet said...

Nice scenic shots. I like taking photos from a moving bus. That's fun.

Congrats on your award!

Jenn said...

Kudos on your award, well deserved indeed!

Gorgeous photos, the mountain view is very majestic. I am the same way. We used to take so many road trips in the winter & no way I was getting out of the warm car just to snap a pic. The comfy seat at 70 mph worked just fine :)