Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Utah, No. 3, Route 24, Part 1

Back in May 1997, I spent some time in Utah on a Southwestern USA month long vacation. Part of the time, I traveled along Route 24 in Utah seeing many impressive and beautiful sights. Here is just the beginning of what I saw.


In the above photo, I love the beauty of twisted tree limbs. In the photo below is but one sample of the many wildflowers I enjoyed along the way.

16 comments:

Ginnie said...

We love the same things, Tim!

San Nakji said...

Looks like a whole lot of squirrels! Or is that just me and my cataracts? ;o)

Bobby said...

Cool. I especially love the first picture.

chez said...

I've seen what your picture captures but I've never once thought that they would come out so beautifully. The pictures are so amazing, it reminds me of what I miss out on enjoying in everyday life. You surely have a "eye" for those good things in life. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more interesting pics.

PS: what camera do you use? do you use any graphics editor to improvise?

Cergie said...

In France we'ld pay a lot to have in our garden your wild flower !
I wonder if it's not the case and if it'snt solded in our green houses !

Ava said...

I really like the photo of the twisted tree limbs! That's my kind of picture!!!!

I did a lot of hiking and staring in awe at the beauty of the landscape when I was in Utah. I like how you can just pull of the road onto public land and explore to your hearts content!! I wish we had that here.

Camila Bernardes said...

Hello, Tim, how are you? I just appeared to say 'hi'. I hope you are doing well.
See you soon.

Tai said...

The first picture looks rather like an abstract painting!

Minka said...

Wow, I was eriously afraid fpr a second taht there would be snake hiding amongst those twisted branches. My primal terror instinct was kicking in!

Tim Rice said...

Hi, ginnie. Isn't it amazing sometimes how much we have in common with one another?

Hi, san nakji. Maybe one can imagine a lot of squirrels on it but only in one's imagination. :)

Thanks, bobby. Glad you find it enjoyable.

Welcome back, chez. Long time no hear from you. Thanks for your comments. These pictures came from a Canon film SLR camera that I no longer use. I've gone digital. I now use either a Canon digital SLR or the Canon PowerShot A80 which is small enough for me to carry around in my pocket. If a picture needs editing, I most often use Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0.

Hi, cergie. It is a beautiful wildflower, isn't it?

Hi, ava. Utah and its public lands are a beautiful place. It would be nice to have such large public land areas around here, too. But at least where I live there are an abundance of small parks.

Hi, aluadacbs. Good hearing from you again. I am doing well. I trust you are well also?

Hi, tai. It does almost look abstract. But it's real. So maybe the abstract actually has its origins in nature?

Hi, minka. No, I don't think there was any snake there when I took the picture. But isn't funny what our minds and imaginations can do to us?

sage said...

Nice shots--interesting that you posted "micro' shots as most people there use wide angle shots to get as much of the landscape as possible and sometimes overlook the beauty in something as small as a flower or a trunk.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, sage. I believe that beauty is found in the small as well as the large. To miss either one or the inbetween is to be minus a blessing. There will be some wide angle views coming in future posts.

consise10 said...

The colour in all your nature pics are so vivid,and the pics taken back in 1997 could have well been shot yesterday.. they are timeless Tim!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, consise10. It's a joy to take and post photos such as these. They express something of who I am.

Claire said...

Wow! That first picture is so neat.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Great pictures. I was in Utah in 1997 on a months vacation through the midwestern states too. We may have crossed paths.