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Mon Oct 25, 2021, 09:33 PM

More roadscape photos

I had a really hard time picking my best images for the "Roadscape" photo contest. Please indulge me and allow me to share some of the other pics I was also considering. (Do NOT tell me if you think I picked wrong).

Please note that these images were not reduced in size for the contest rules. They are all original size.

Valley Drive in Monument Valley



Point Mugu



Movie Road in the Alabama Hills



The Filosena Ranch, (There was an old west shootout here).


A dashcam shot from the Valley of Fire



A horizontal view of Mount Robson



My lovely wife Legger on the Yellowhead Highway. (I am a very lucky man).



Old Highway 395



Kings Canyon National Park



Pacific Coast Highway at night



Kings Canyon National Park



Thanks for looking!

Grumpy Old Guy







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Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 OP
3catwoman3 Oct 2021 #1
msongs Oct 2021 #2
SheltieLover Oct 2021 #3
elleng Oct 2021 #4
Hoyt Oct 2021 #5
Chin music Oct 2021 #6
Bayard Oct 2021 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2021 #8
Ocelot II Oct 2021 #9
niyad Oct 2021 #10
bluboid Oct 2021 #11
royable Oct 2021 #12
SergeStorms Oct 2021 #13
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #16
SergeStorms Oct 2021 #19
yonder Oct 2021 #14
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #17
wyn borkins Oct 2021 #15
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #18
LakeArenal Oct 2021 #20
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #21
LakeArenal Oct 2021 #22
HAB911 Oct 30 #23
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 30 #24
ShazzieB Nov 6 #25
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 6 #26
George McGovern Nov 6 #27
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 6 #28
George McGovern Nov 6 #29
Duppers Nov 10 #30
Grumpy Old Guy Nov 10 #31

Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 09:35 PM

1. The pleasure was most assuredly all mine.

I think you are a lucky man in more ways than one.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 09:36 PM

2. nice pics nt

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 09:37 PM

3. Stunning!

Every single one!

Tyvm for sharing!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 09:39 PM

4. LOVELY!

You did NOT pick the wrong one; I had it pegged #1 from the first moment I saw it (not counting on HoarFrost, of course!)

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 09:43 PM

5. Great photos. Now, I want to head out.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 10:15 PM

7. These are WONDERFUL!

I love the colors, the crispness, the subjects.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 10:25 PM

8. Omigod, my dear Grumpy!

Nope, you sure didn't pick the wrong one. I loved it from the first time I saw it.

The PCH photo at night does give it a run for its money, though!

These are all wonderful: great colors, great composition, great detail, etc!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 10:47 PM

9. All of these are gorgeous! Thanks so much for posting them.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 12:01 AM

10. Woww! Those arre some stunning shots. Thank you

so much for sharing them with us.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 12:10 AM

11. whoa!!!!!!!!! amazing photos of mountains, roads & coastlines.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 12:10 AM

12. Yes, thank you!

You have an eye for the dramatic!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 12:28 AM

13. Valley Drive in Monument Valley....

is spectacular.

That said, you made the correct decision choosing the Yellowhead Highway shot for the competition. I'd never be able to keep my eyes on the road.

I've always been partial to the desert southwest for my best photos. Death Valley has some incredible scenery, along with the Valley of Fire.

You did fantastic, Grumpy. What's your choice for next month's competition? Inquiring minds wish to know.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 01:13 AM

16. Heartstrings gets to pick the next topic.

She came in first. I was second.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 05:17 AM

19. That's right, so sorry.

The road less traveled. 👌

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 12:41 AM

14. Nice shots, all of them.

The one that speaks to me though is Old Hwy 395. It might be among the least "grabbiest" but I want to be there, like right now.

Filosena Ranch is pretty good too. I don't know why that name sounds so familiar.

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Response to yonder (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 01:29 AM

17. Old Highway 395 speaks to me too.

I actually took this photo near the Filosena Ranch. The ranch may seem familiar because I posted about it earlier this year. I was asked to find and photograph it by one of the descendants of the original homesteaders. There was a terrible gun battle here, and the local sheriff was killed when he came to investigate the next day. He drove down this road in his old tin lizzie. The house looks lopsided because part of it was burned down during the fight. The ranch is located in Mono County, California.

This old abandoned road sits about a hundred yards from the modern highway.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 12:49 AM

15. A Close Encounter

Now if you look carefully, you can easily see both Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) and Melinda Dillon (Jullian Guiler) climbing up the face of that most-fine image of 'Devils Tower' (in your shot from Monument Valley)...

"Roy, I don't think I can make it...that's okay, stay close Melinda, and we'll both get to the other side"...

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Response to wyn borkins (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 01:40 AM

18. Thank you very much! 😊

However, I have to tell you that Devil's Tower is in Wyoming. This is Mitchell Mesa in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which is in Arizona near where it borders Utah. It does, however, remind one of Devil's Tower.

If you've ever seen a John Ford western you've seen this mesa. The famous Monument Valley Mittens were just off to the left of where I was standing.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 08:44 PM

20. If we ever ha e a theme Mountain Majesty you will win hands down

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 09:39 PM

21. Thanks!

I do love mountains and deserts.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 10:12 PM

22. Ha We love mountains too. But prefer rainforests and verdant green

That is what I love about nature. Something for everyone...

🧐🤨. I donít think you are as grumpy as your name might imply....Hmmm.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 08:10 AM

23. these are great

I shall never again look at roadways the same. I would never have taken photos like this, but now have an appreciation for them. It makes me think back to a tour of AZ one year and how many great photos I missed!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 09:08 AM

24. Thanks!

We do a lot of driving with our travel trailer. That takes us to some beautiful places. Every roadway tells a story, and the leading lines help make the composition interesting. I'm always pulling the rig over to grab a few shots.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 04:47 PM

25. Beautiful pics.

I'm especially enamored of the first one. I love the way you captured the fine detail in everything from the clouds to the mesa(s) (I can't tell if there's more than one) to the dirt road in the foreground.

TThe one of Mt. Robson with its head in the clouds is stunning, too.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 06:52 PM

26. Thank you.

The shot of Monument Valley is one of my all time favorites. (I almost entered it in the contest). I get all that incredible detail by using an ultra wide angle lens, which insures that practically everything in the frame will be in focus. The eye is drawn back and forth between the foreground and background, which adds interest.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 07:51 PM

27. Fine Photography Grumpy Old Guy! Is there anyplace you haven't been to?

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 08:26 PM

28. Believe it or not, I've never been to Europe.

As soon as the pandemic is over we want to go to Europe, and also New Zealand, Tasmania and Australia.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 09:09 PM

29. Believe it or not I DO believe you. Ambitious plans - better stock up on film . . .

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 12:55 AM

30. Wow!

How did I miss this post?!

Outstanding, Grumpy, simply outstanding!

(Picked 2 favorites, one with your beautiful wife.)

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Response to Duppers (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 02:59 AM

31. Thanks Duppers!

I bet Monument Valley was your other favorite.

Sorry you missed this post. Stay tuned. i have some pretty cool new pics that I'll be posting in a few days.

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