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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Shotgun Rider

The Kayaker
This photo, taken while I was riding shotgun, is from a drive along the Payette River in Idaho.

Since May we’ve pulled our travel trailer around five states: the Grand Canyon to meet up with one of our daughters vacationing there and then a few other Arizona sites that have been on our bucket list. From there we were on to southern California to visit family. Our next trip took us to Oregon for one of Hubby’s Muzzle Loaders Competition. That then led us to Idaho for the fun of it. Then we headed off to Nevada with friends.

These destinations equate to long hours on the road. Usually, it’s at least a one day drive and sometimes two days of driving. Hubby is the designated driver when towing the trailer. Something I’m too scared to try. My job is to be an extra set of eyes and help with keeping us on our correct route. This job leaves me lots of time to take in the sites as we drive by them. I keep my camera handy and when something I see grabs me, the window goes down, and I start clicking. It doesn’t matter if the outside temps are at 122 degrees or if it’s pouring down rain. I click.

Sometimes I end up with more photos from riding shotgun than I do of the place we’re visiting. I’ve started color coding my shotgun images in Adobe Lightroom and they just might become a series one day.

Linking up with Scene and Story.  Hosted by Sarah, who blogs at Paisley Rain Boots and Leon, who blogs at Sea Blue Lens.  


18 comments:

  1. I'm impressed with your photo. I've done the same thing riding shotgun with a camera except most of my pictures don't come out as clear as yours did. Mine seem to have the foreground in a whizzing blur as we speed by. I think you should start that series up sooner than later.

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    1. Thank you. I did have the whizzing blur too, but was able to crop it out of this image. For some, that doesn't work very well.

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  2. What an exciting shot and a bit scary too! It sounds as if you visit wonderful sites on your travel trailer tours!

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    1. Thanks Sandra. It's been a busy summer, yet lots of fun too.

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  3. What a fun project idea - The Shotgun project, a twist on the word :) Sounds like great travels. I am the route keeper on vacation too.

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    1. Thanks Sarah. It doesn't look like the travels will slow down till November. Lots of Shotgun shooting to come :)

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  4. I agree with "The Mann Fam" above. Excellent photo! And a great story -- it sounds like you've had an exciting summer so far. I hope you do create that series!

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    1. Thanks Leon. Maybe I'll work on the Shotgun images ove the winter months.

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  5. I'm envious of your travels! Keep us posted on the project. It sounds amazing.

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  6. Your summer sounds delightful. I'm also the route keeper and the one with camera hanging out the window! A series of your photos sounds like a good idea.

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    1. Thanks Cathy. I think us route keepers have one of the best jobs ever.

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  7. HOW great to get the chance to do all of these excursions, and love this shot that you captured. I too have lots of fun doing "shotgun " rider photos!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne, if nothing else, it helps to make the miles go by faster. Not to mention it helps for remembering the sites we drove through.

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  8. The image can be so much more with the story behind how it's taken. I could enjoy snapping from shotgun too! Sounds like you have great adventures.

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  9. How interesting that you were at the Payette River in Idaho - we were there as well on our way back from Yellowstone. We will go up there again next weekend for the solar eclipse on Monday. I thought it was a beautiful area.

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    1. Thanks Carola. We fell in love the entire area. So pretty! I hope you post about your eclipse trip. I would love to read all about it.

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