Great American Road Trip-Day 4 Review
A couple of things before my Day 4 recap:
1. Yes, i will definitely be selling prints from this trip soon. If you're interested in being notified about my fine art prints when they go on sale, as well as some upcoming seminars, items for sale, and a new line of products just for girls, just shoot me a quick email to email@example.com! You don't even need to write me a note if you don't want, it's just to give me your email address so I know you're interested. I promise I won't spam you too much :)
2. I got the funniest comment on yesterday's blog entry from Tricia that said "I absolutely love the photo road trip!!! While I wonder about which lens you have used, your photoshop tricks and number pf photos taken, I really am wondering if Becker and you wander around together, elbowing each other for the best angle on a shot or if you wander around solo and compare images once they are loaded on the computer?" The answer to that is yes, we are shoving each other out of the way the whole time for the best shot. Some of us (A.K.A., Becker) have been known to "call" a shot, or mark dibs on it before the other can get to it. This usually does not work. Sometimes he will walk directly in front of me--this usually does work. I have many many shots of his rear end with a beautiful photo in the background (see below). He is clearly standing in front of me trying to shoot a really beautiful shot of two gas pumps in front of a turquoise building on Day 2. Rude! We always do have a really really fun time when we shoot this kind of stuff together though!
You can click on BECKER'S BLOG to see his day 4 shots.
Yesterday was a very interesting day! We were sad to leave Taos because it was just so beautiful and there was so much to shoot, but we needed to set out in search of the truth to Roswell, New Mexico. The truth, it turns out, is that there is probably no such thing as aliens, but we had a fun time checking out all the alien stuff there anyway!
We also stopped off a few times on the side of the road when we saw interesting things to shoot. That's the kind of thing you only really do when you're on a trip like this with nowhere you MUST be on time, and is probably my favorite thing on this trip.
A great barn somewhere between Taos and Roswell:
Becker doing some podcasting and shooting from the middle of nowhere:
Roswell really is one odd town. It's smaller than I expected, and not as obsessed with aliens than I thought, but there was plenty to shoot.
Even the street lamps have been abducted:
Of course we had to go in to the UFO museum and research center, and we were greeted by this nice guy:
It is generally believed that there was a big government coverup about the UFO crash that is still maintained today:
This is one of the exhibits in the museum. I thought it might be too creepy to post on my blog, but since it's just a replica, it's okay!
Becker wanted his photo taken with the aliens:
Uh oh, a UFO crashed right into this building!
A little alien peeking out at us:
Roswell turned out to be photographically cool in a non-alien way too! We were both really impressed with some of the cool stuff there was to shoot there:
My first car was a 77 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, so I do have a special spot in my heart for Caddy's:
A potential candidate for the lock project:
Eventually, it was time for us to say goodbye to Roswell and make our way to Albuquerque so we could head to our next location afterwards. We stopped a few mmore times though and got some more roadside attractions:
And I shot this one out the window of the car:
see ya tomorrow!
Posted: Mon - January 22, 2007 at 11:43 AM