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    Route 66

    Just finished an online course called "What to Photograph when there's nothing to photograph". This inspired my to stop and take some photos along a stretch of Route 66 I travel every day but never bothered to photograph. Nothing that's going to win any awards, but here are a few shots from along the RT66 between Albuquerque and our home.

    Once a popular stop in RT66's heyday
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    Not much left of a once-thriving lodge.
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    If you drive with your right tires near the shoulder you will hear America the Beautiful
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    Carlito Springs park is a nice hiking trail. Unfortunately closed for renovation
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    A neat old stone wall in the village of Tijeras
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    What's left of an old pay phone. Don't see these much any more
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    Little Chapel on Sedillo Hill. They do lots of weddings here.
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    ​Just needs a bit of buffing!
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    Re: Route 66

    Blue ribbon in my book, boss!

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    Re: Route 66

    Pieces of history.

    The kind of shots where people say "What was that sign?" after it has been pulled down.

    What is the car in the last shot?

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    Re: Route 66

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    What is the car in the last shot?

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    Bugeye Sprite

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    Re: Route 66

    Quote Originally Posted by Healeysince59 View Post
    Bugeye Sprite

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    Just needs a little buffing out.
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    Re: Route 66

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Just needs a little buffing out.
    Looks better than what I started with. Great photos!
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    Re: Route 66

    Really enjoy those photos - small details of the past.

    Reminds me of Ghibran: In the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
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    Re: Route 66

    Thanks all. It's fun to go out and look for things to shoot that are a little out of the ordinary.
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    Re: Route 66

    Nice collection of pictures Bas, you are really turning into a good photographer.
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    Re: Route 66

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    Nice collection of pictures Bas, you are really turning into a good photographer.
    Or more precisely, "you are really showing us you're a good photographer."



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    Re: Route 66

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Or more precisely, "you are really showing us you're a good photographer."



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    Yes Tom, thanks for correcting me.

    Bas, you are showing us all that you are a really good photographer.
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    Re: Route 66

    All of those are good. I'm partial to the sign, the texture shot of the rocks and the pay phone shot. Nice stuff.
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    Re: Route 66

    Did you get your kicks on Route 66?

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    Re: Route 66

    I would pass this house ever week as I drove to work and back. At the time I worked out of town and did so for years. Kept thinking I should stop and get a photo before it falls down or gets demolished. It is in Jewell Georgia. I could not get an unobstructed shot of the house power lines etc in the way. I also have a photo of a chimney stack from another house that was the only thing left standing . Can't put my hands on that one at the moment.

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    Re: Route 66

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    I would pass this house ever week as I drove to work and back.
    That's a neat old house, David! I'd like to get past the telephone pole and get a shot with about a 14mm prime!
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    Re: Route 66

    It is Georgia deep in the country so I am not sure of the reception you may get. I just stopped on the side of the road and took a quick couple of shots.

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    Re: Route 66

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    It is Georgia deep in the country so I am not sure of the reception you may get. I just stopped on the side of the road and took a quick couple of shots.

    David
    Oh, you mean people live in that house? Is their name Addams by any chance?
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    Re: Route 66

    Yes it is inhabited but I did not stop for Tea.

    They have done some work on the porch on the other side.

    Jewell is a very small community. No stop light but they have a post office. Some other old buildings but nothing like that one.

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    Re: Route 66

    Flanking shot of Bug-eye sprite looks playful and happy, but the small chapel is a little too ominous. Perhaps there's more to that since photos pick-up things that often register subliminally. GONZO.

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