The three pictures above are from my current roadtrip, and all were taken today in Kansas.
The top one is an effect I’ve used before, taking a picture of the sky reflected in the roof of my car. The colors came out nicely, and I like the way the slight curve to the roof of the car alters the picture.
The second shot is of a small cabin in a field that was visible from one of the rest stops along I-70 in Kansas. I had originally stopped to take a picture of a few of the wind turbines that could be seen from the road, but they couldn’t be seen very well from the rest stop.
The third is from this evening, where I spent about half an hour trying to take pictures of the lightning in a distant storm. This was probably my best shot from the night, but unfortunately, the storm was very far away, so most of the flashes were very small. In addition, I had to shoot towards the highway, which resulted in the blob and streaks of light along the ground (this was a 64 second exposure shot through the ND filter).
The trip has been going really well so far. I spent Wednesday night in Blacksburg and was able to go salsa dancing with some friends. There was a group of about seven of us who all went out for dinner beforehand as well. It was good to see a lot of familiar faces at the dance and around town.
On Thursday, I drove through West Virginia and Kentucky, spending the night with a couple of friends in Louisville. They were kind enough to cook a really nice dinner and put me up in one of their guest rooms for the night. We also had a chance to catch up and to play a couple of board games as well.
Friday was pretty uneventful. I drove from Louisville through southern Indiana and Illinois, and eventually into Missouri. I spent the night in Columbia, but I was too tired when I got there to really do anything.
I got up pretty early this morning and set out to the west along I-70. I drove through the rest of Missouri and about half of Kansas, stopping for the night in Russell.
Tomorrow, I head out for Fort Morgan, Colorado, where hopefully the landscape will be a little more interesting.