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    Posted: 22 November 2022 at 01:53
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Good to see scenes as we see them often, and of course the (p)ride should be included. I guess you already noticed the rain was coming soon, judging by the dark skies in #1 and 2. Which mountains are we looking at? TFS Joseph   
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I love those dark clouds in the first picture, although I would have preferred it would been possible to combine those into scenery with more interesting front subject than this parking lot.
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Thanks Michel
I have no specifics on that mountain range. I should go into more detail on the trip. It was within this past month.
A day long 500 miles. From deep inside California to the top of the Arizona mountains. All I remember about the pictures was I was still in Calif.

Along the way I encountered 2 separate very heavy downpours. The photos are of the 1st one, then a long dust storm thru one of the deserts and to top it off, on top of the mountains I was in the vicinity of a NOAA certified tornado, but never saw it. However it was a very difficult drive thru the torrential rains up in the mountains

Was very glad had recently purchased Michelin all Season tires. They came thru w flying colors
and a little due praise for the (p)ride, it got me thru all that mess like it always does and powered up the mountains like it always does, from sea level to 7000 ft without a hitch


the 1st photo I called "you got to be crazy driving into that mess"

the 2nd just a photo of traveling road companions in a rest stop on one of the major cross country Interstates
some of those rigs are probably traveling coast to coast, Pacific to Atlantic

3rd, OK I'm in it and its pouring bullets on the Purple Bullet ha ha just having a little fun
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Thanks Hezu;
I don't know about loving those clouds, as you can see it gets pretty mean inside them
Those parking lines are part of an official "Rest Stop" and are part of interstates and Highways themselves. The only other things allowed. Not sure what it's like in other lands but they are quite distant apart and are usually a welcome sight. They are rest and relief only, no selling, gas, food. Just park benches, tables to rest, eat what you brung and relieve one self
A crucial part of the road. Yes one can off ramp into a town or big truck stops but these are part of the Interstates themselves. And these trucks are definitely part of the road.
Just conveying part of life in these neck-a-the woods
With some hesitant folks looking at some foreboding weather
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Thank you, Joseph, for that series! I very much like #1 - it is such a normal, mundane view with a lot of details situating it in time and in place (the weather, the cones, the trashcans, the public phone ...). The scene could have been staged by Gregory Crewdson. I would like to make a 40x60 in. print of it and hang it on the wall in my study.

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Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

Thanks Hezu;
I don't know about loving those clouds, as you can see it gets pretty mean inside them
Those parking lines are part of an official "Rest Stop" and are part of interstates and Highways themselves. The only other things allowed. Not sure what it's like in other lands but they are quite distant apart and are usually a welcome sight. They are rest and relief only, no selling, gas, food. Just park benches, tables to rest, eat what you brung and relieve one self
A crucial part of the road. Yes one can off ramp into a town or big truck stops but these are part of the Interstates themselves. And these trucks are definitely part of the road.
Just conveying part of life in these neck-a-the woods
With some hesitant folks looking at some foreboding weather
I obviously loved the clouds visually, being under downpour (especially if you don't have any roof over your head) is usually not that pleasant. And obviously rest stops are significant part of road infrastructure (and not unknown here either, although ones here are significantly smaller and spartan than the one you did show). But with those clouds I think there would have been potential for interesting landscape photos with less asphalt and vehicles in the picture.
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Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

I would like to make a 40x60 in. print of it and hang it on the wall in my study.

TFS!


Harold, that borders on the David Lynch ...Strange, ha ha. The picture is "Riders on the Storm"...which may actually even be Stranger...again Ha ha
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Didn't notice that! But you are right! Take care!
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