Road Trip! …and some photography

Big rigs through the windshield wipers: it was a nasty day of driving on I-81.  Canon 70-200 @ 175mm, 1/400th sec @f5, ISO 200. (Copyright 2010 / Andrew Boyd)

Big rigs through the windshield wipers: it was a nasty day of driving on I-81. Canon 70-200 @ 175mm, 1/400th sec @f5, ISO 200. (Copyright 2010 / Andrew Boyd)

My wife and I are taking the Youngest Daughter on a college-hunting safari…sort of like a photo safari but with a lot of backwards-walking tour guides along for the ride. We’ve exited the (BP) oily, swampy climes of our home state and are meandering up in an East Coast direction with several stops planned along the way. We’re driving, and the first real stop is Washington, D.C., where she’ll visit Georgetown and American University.

Big, wet tires next to me on the road: tons of steel so close by, not the death I want to meet. (Copyright 2010 / Andrew Boyd)

Big, wet tires next to me on the road: tons of steel so close by, not the death I want to meet. (Copyright 2010 / Andrew Boyd)

Of course I’m shooting pictures on this trip. What else do photographers do? I’ll blog sporadically, whenever I find the images (or thoughts) are worth sticking up on the site.

Getting this far has been nasty! Yesterday, up through the Shenandoah Valley of western Virginia, it rained the whole way. Today we become urbanites though and I’m excited to see what the day brings!

Morning dew on the car roof: I liked the subtle S-curve of this composition.  Canon 50mm macro, 1/800th sec @f4, ISO 200. (Copyright 2010 / Andrew Boyd)

Morning dew on the car roof: I liked the subtle S-curve of this composition. Canon 50mm macro, 1/800th sec @f4, ISO 200. (Copyright 2010 / Andrew Boyd)

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  1. Find your photos quite interesting. I also know I81 and the “fun” you can have on it. And as for Road Trip Photography, that is one of the selections that I do on my photoblog as well. It’s good to see someone else doing this also. Good work… 🙂

  2. Thanks Glenn. I hope for some easier driving days ahead…

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