Saturday, November 13, 2010

Of Hubcaps and Washes

Location: somewhere along the old Route 66 around the Bluewater area. We stopped to photograph some old trucks in a junk yard.



Since it was a junk yard of old vehicles, this hub cap lay upside down on the ground and the early morning sun made for perfect collaboration: casting this wonderful shadow!

And this sweet little ditty? Well, really, it's the edge of a wash...



The wash was located in the wilderness area that lies below the Painted Desert Inn. You can hike for miles and miles out there and be the only one there. Breathtakingly beautiful.The cool thing is, that is is nearly impossible to get lost since all you have to do is look up and see the Inn up there on the mesa.


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Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Hey Harriet. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2009 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here and then select the "Shadow Shot" set.

13 comments:

sarayutouched said...

what a wonderful photo op day you had. love both the photos.

jabblog said...

Very comforting to know that you can't get lost.
I enjoyed your Queens post, too :-)

Catherine said...

looks a great place to hike - and junkyards are always so great for shadows...nice shots!

Ralph said...

I like that wheel cover. It is obviously made of steel, unlike the plastic junk that adorns many a wheel on a modern car. The saying about one man's junk is so true, because the discarded hubcap is artistic, indeed! The things you find in the desert is amazing!

Sylvia K said...

You always find the greatest places to find terrific, different and fun shadow shots! I love it! And I love these! Hope you have a fun, wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Alissa Nicolau said...

Great shadow shot! Love the starkness of them both.

Jen said...

Great shot of the hubcap. I like the two different patterns it made.

EG Wow said...

It takes a special person to see shadows on hubcap castings. LOL (Translation: you have a good eye.)

Martha Z said...

Nice to find a great place to hike where getting lost is not possible and you found gread shadows as a bonus.

Kay L. Davies said...

Super shadows formed by the old hubcap, and it's definitely shadowy down inside that wash.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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Beautiful shots.

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Arija said...

Love both of them. I am an absolute desert freak, I could just go there and hibernate.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Now that's my kinda hike...miles and miles and no human beings in sight, love the hubcap shadow!

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