Monday, October 20, 2008

Roadtrip


In preparation for my upcoming gallery show and to allow myself some time to think, I set out Sunday down Highway 36 to take some photos.
I spent far too much time over the weekend obsessing about my unringing cell phone and the 12 million things waiting for me on my desk this morning. I got out of my car in Last Chance, CO, and took some uninspired photos of the old Dairy King. I doubt they will be appearing at a gallery near you any time soon. As I was making my way back to my car, two gentlemen in an expensive SUV pulled up next to me. They had spent the day walking at the racetrack between Byers and Last Chance that looks a bit like aliens set it in the middle of a pasture as an inside joke. Regardless, they had grown peckish at the track and wondered if there was a restaurant nearby. I don't know, dear readers, how familliar you might be with Last Chance, Colorado, but there are no eating establishments open on a Sunday afternoon. The gentlemen looked at me like I was surely keeping from them the wherearabouts of the closest mall and they went on their way.
I returned to the open road and sat in Last Chance debating my options. Limon was 36 miles, Brush was 40 and I could always turn back toward home. When I pulled into Brush, I took a few photos, bought a cold Diet Dr. Pepper and returned home they way I came. I have few photos to show for my trip. I didn't come to any fabulous conclusions regarding my mangled love life nor did I write the fabled ending to a novel. I did, however, enjoy the ride.

6 comments:

~♥~Heatherlynn~♥~ said...

sometimes you just need to the take time to relax. Road trips do just that. It gives you time to think about things or not to think about things.

mle said...

Since I was in 6th Grade I have had to drive past Last Chance Colorado to go to school at Woodlin. It is a long way to drive. I think that it may look very boring out there but there are many interesting things that you can take pictures of in the middle of no where. My mom takes pictures so i know alot about lighting and how to go deeper into the scenery even if all there is in Brush and Last Chance is grass and Fields of dried up Corn. There are alot of different poses and things that you can do. The best time to take pictures in the country is either early in the mornning or right as the sun is setting.

Dylan Carr said...

i think that is one of the great things of living way out here. it makes it so if you need some time to yourself to just think about things you can just get in your car and drive all around and not have to worry about trafic or noise or anything at all you can just relax

.:. S3CuRiiTy GuArD .:. 3MMa {TRAiiL3R} said...

I SPEND ALMOST EVERY OTHER WEEKEND IN BRUSH AND LIKE OTHERS SAID IT IS QUITE BORING. THERE ARE MILES AND MILES OF DRY GRASS AND UNGROWN CORN. TO OUR "EYE" THIS ISNT ALWAYS APPEALING AND INTERESTING BUT RATHER BORING, ALTHOUH THERE ARE WAYS OUT THERE TO MAKE A PICTURE INTERESTING THERE ARE ALSO MANY POSITIONS YOU CAN USE. EVEN THOUGH THESE PLACES MAY SEEM BORING AND UN ATTENTION GETTING THERE ARE STILL PICTURES OUT THERE THAT YOU CAN TAKE THAT CAN STILL CAPTURE THE "EYE".

Sara Beara said...

the open road always gives one time to think or not to think just listen to yourself. a millon words and thoughts could be going through your mind. In that time you could right your lifetime story. its nice to gather your thoughts put them together and make is inspering to someone who needs it.

*Marcus said...

There is something about the roads out here. I'm not sure what it is. Maybe the open plains? The lack of other drivers on those old roads? Who really knows, but it's freeing. God knows we all need to feel free sometimes. When it is just you and the road out there, whether it be on highway 40 from Byers to Bennet, or all the way to Last Chance, that drive may be all someone needs to relieve their stress. We all need to hit the road sometimes.