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Title: My photos
Post by: formulanone on October 28, 2011, 10:57:39 AM
I have a personal site and a Flickr site. Some of them are marked Creative Commons, and only require attribution; some of mine on my website might not have a logo, but generally you can use them (also with attribution). Plus other random stuff (although mostly car-related) on those sites. So basically, they're all up for grabs, as long as you say I took the picture.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/albums
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on October 28, 2011, 07:55:28 PM
Check your link for Ohio. It's the same as California's.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on October 29, 2011, 10:11:12 AM
Thanks!

Link now fixed for Ohio...they're all now divided into separate states.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on February 24, 2012, 11:31:01 AM
A few sign pics from North Central Florida in late-January and early-February:

Old US 301 with a CR 200A shield...The "Old" tab is unusual, as is the dual US and CR shields on the same post.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/6794843192_b7f71c88aa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bmrm9Q)

A "modern" S-225 shield with a County sticker. Posted in 1978.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6940956221_3393ca791b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bzmdsZ)

A Keys S-225 shield with a County sticker. Posted in 1975.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/6940956187_105dbf653b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bzmdsp)

Oddball "End Of" designation inside the CR 227 pentagon.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6940956169_b7f28ee91b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bzmds6)

Another "modern" SR shield, now downgraded to CR 18. Sign mounted in 1978.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/6940956129_d38fe50f66_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bzmdrp)

Keys shield, dating from 1973. Missed getting its "county" stickers...off the beaten path!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6940956093_fc8be81d36_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bzmdqM)

Old C-229 shield (then patched) from 1978. Arrow below has reflective sheeting, is from 1993, for comparison.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/6940955959_5fd2fdee47_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bzmdot)

Normal CR 229 shield, with the label scars of "225-A" behind it...
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/29035204895_4da37608e6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LeK1QX)

A weather-beaten S-229A Keys shield; patched, but Florida is barely visible. On private property, didn't inspect sign further.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6794842934_4045f2edb1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bmrm5o)

This one was from 1973, arrow below from 1969. Originally, this shield had a date of 1966 on it, probably re-painted.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6794842952_166e0886f8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bmrm5G)

An "alligator-skinned" old Keys shield, dated from 1969...
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6794842966_0ef23e7e70_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bmrm5W)

...same route, other direction.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7051/6794842988_35a39dc6bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bmrm6j)

"Floating" SR 230 sign.
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8261/28414515494_f6fa1030fe_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KhTPvy)

Button copy, typically only found on Farmer's Market signs in Florida.
(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/StarkeFarmersMarketSign.jpg)

Old buttoned porcelain railroad crossing sign, with a piece of rail as the sign post.
Alongside someone's home, but owner was nice enough and not at all bothered by me taking photos of it!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6846989909_1d1116efd4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/br3Bya)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: Alex on February 24, 2012, 01:55:43 PM

A weather-beaten S-229A Keys shield; patched, but Florida is barely visible. On private property, didn't inspect sign further.
(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/CS-229A-SignKeys.jpg)


Snapped a pic of this one 01-18-10, it is date stamped 7-12-66.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on April 06, 2012, 10:49:07 PM
A couple Flickr updates from the Northwest Arkansas area:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7056/6975214863_48ddbd80e8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bCnNne)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/6829089216_4c297aa14c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bpsSiw)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7187/6829089810_3b68328957_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bpsStL)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: CentralCAroadgeek on April 07, 2012, 12:10:34 AM
Nice pictures you've got there my friend! Particularly the last sunset one. Very nice.

Though I do have one question about the county route shields. Why are the numerals so small?
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on May 14, 2012, 10:43:22 PM
Nice pictures you've got there my friend! Particularly the last sunset one. Very nice.

Though I do have one question about the county route shields. Why are the numerals so small?

Sorry, missed this one. Thought that CR 233 was a bit of an oddity with the shrunken numbers.

- - - - -

Was in Cleveland (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/1BZ2De) for work; it rained a fair bit, and my camera was acting up, expensively. :(

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7561/15925649511_7fdd59d762_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qgi7KZ)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7510/15307964843_0ff04f629c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pjHjCk)

It's like kids fighting over what part of the room is theirs...too much of this silliness in the area:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/27182266763_7ababa87d7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hq1dTM)

Rusty 'ol Dead Man's Curve:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7474/27718240431_6e34a48b88_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Jenec6)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: agentsteel53 on May 15, 2012, 10:54:32 AM
I did not know they were posting secondaries as late as 1978 in Florida.  good to know!  the only "modern" style secondary shield I've seen was an April '77.  I believe I've seen a '76 dated keys shield.

I had thought the Great Downgrading to county routes had taken place in Oct '77?
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on June 13, 2012, 12:08:34 PM
A couple from West Virginia, also some Kentucky and Ohio...in the Tri-States Area. Sorry for some of the varying photo quality, used an old 2MP camera from 2002 in some of these shots:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/w3u837

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/27211762883_7bfc2233f7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HsBp4z)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7136/27211773003_d08fec937a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HsBs54)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/27823307405_e2dac85441_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JoDHWD)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on June 25, 2012, 09:40:31 PM
Ventura and Los Angeles County, California.

http://www.formulanone.org/2012/04/ventura-county/

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/LAX-Landing405.jpg)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/US101tb-BlackButtonCopyShieldBorder.jpg)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/US101road-Downhill.jpg)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: agentsteel53 on June 25, 2012, 10:49:13 PM
interesting.  a shield with a black button copy border.  California generally uses white.  they must've gotten the wrong batch out of AGA and didn't notice.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on August 21, 2012, 09:45:29 PM
I was in Pine Bluff, Arkansas for two weeks, a few odds and ends...

Button copy sign when exiting Little Rock National Airport:

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Int440-LITbuttonCopy.jpg)

Double wrong-way concurrency, when you leave AR 190 to I-530 northbound:

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ToLR-Int530+US65n+US79s+US63s-Signs-AR190.jpg)

AR 7 though Ouichita National Forest was a beautiful drive:

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/AR7sRoadHill-CivilWarTrail.jpg)

AR 8 in Dallas County featured very a rather "red" road surface, which contrasted unusually with evening storm clouds:

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/AR8-RedRoadDallasCountyCurves.jpg)

Airport sign for Grider Field in Pine Bluff - turns out many airport link roads are "AR 980" with blue signage:

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/AR980airportSign.jpg)

As long as we're going "Kodachrome" here, how about a brown Marine Fuel Tax sign?

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/AR922-1A-taxSign2-Charger.jpg)

Standard black and white signage, with a state maintenance warning:

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/AR114eastSign-StateMaintEnds.jpg)

Lastly, a "button copy" advertisement for International Trucks... :)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/MaxxforceBanner-ButtonCopy.jpg)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on August 22, 2012, 10:03:12 PM
A couple more I've uploaded to Wikimedia Commons...

Two in Greensboro, NC along I-73:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/Interstate73-USroute421sign.jpg/800px-Interstate73-USroute421sign.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/FutureInterstates73-840signGreensboro.jpg/800px-FutureInterstates73-840signGreensboro.jpg)

I-75 just south of Gainesville, Florida:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/Interstate75-PaynesPrairie-27Jan2012.jpg/800px-Interstate75-PaynesPrairie-27Jan2012.jpg)

SR 826 in North Miami Beach, after sunset:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/FL826-Sign-NorthMiamiBeach.jpg/800px-FL826-Sign-NorthMiamiBeach.jpg)


County Road F26 in Ogemaw County, Michigan:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/OgemawCountyF26-RoadSign.jpg/800px-OgemawCountyF26-RoadSign.jpg)

Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: xcellntbuy on August 22, 2012, 11:27:14 PM
Nice photos! :clap:
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on October 30, 2012, 11:14:14 AM
Recently came back from Seattle, uploaded these two to Wikimedia Commons, since they didn't seem to have any of "that US 99 overhead BGS in Seattle". Didn't get many photos, as the weather wasn't my thing. After two other abortive attempts to go downtown, 4:15am was about the only time it didn't rain, and I had a 6:00am flight that morning.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/SouthboundUS99signLights-DowntownSeattle.jpg/800px-SouthboundUS99signLights-DowntownSeattle.jpg)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SouthboundUS99signLights-DowntownSeattle.jpg

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/SouthboundUS99signDark-DowntownSeattle.jpg/800px-SouthboundUS99signDark-DowntownSeattle.jpg)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SouthboundUS99signDark-DowntownSeattle.jpg

Also found a state-named shield along the way...

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Int5WA-SouthGreenSign800.jpg)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on November 08, 2012, 12:07:18 AM
A lick of the Cincinnati area (roads, signs, skies, food, foliage, aircraft, and other oddities):
http://www.formulanone.org/2012/10/cincinnati-area/

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/FlorenceWaterTower-Int75-71nRoad800.jpg)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Int71sInt75s-OhioRiverBridgeInterior-OHtoKY.jpg)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ManySigns-KY338atUS42-800.jpg)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: agentsteel53 on November 08, 2012, 09:33:57 AM
On that note, it’s time to fly home alongside a shiny wing and a vapor trail.

and a sundog.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: JMoses24 on November 29, 2012, 07:07:06 PM
A lick of the Cincinnati area (roads, signs, skies, food, foliage, aircraft, and other oddities):
http://www.formulanone.org/2012/10/cincinnati-area/

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/FlorenceWaterTower-Int75-71nRoad800.jpg)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Int71sInt75s-OhioRiverBridgeInterior-OHtoKY.jpg)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ManySigns-KY338atUS42-800.jpg)


I love that water tower. It's a 15 minute walk from my house.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on November 30, 2012, 05:43:40 AM
It's also distinctive enough to be seen from an airplane window, when landing into CVG from the south.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: JMoses24 on December 09, 2012, 10:48:33 PM
It's also distinctive enough to be seen from an airplane window, when landing into CVG from the south.

Definitely. If you don't know the story of "Florence Y'all", here's one from our local paper:

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2001/04/07/loc_water_towers_loom.html
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on December 10, 2012, 03:36:54 AM
It's also distinctive enough to be seen from an airplane window, when landing into CVG from the south.

Definitely. If you don't know the story of "Florence Y'all", here's one from our local paper:

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2001/04/07/loc_water_towers_loom.html

Great story! :) I'll have to mention that one later...
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on March 27, 2013, 10:20:52 PM
Part 1: From Tallahassee to the Alabama/Florida State Line (http://www.formulanone.org/2013/01/florida-big-bend-and-panhandle/)
(I posted some of these already; I'm kind of backed up on photos/work.)


(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/CR22sign-RedDirtRoadPines.jpg)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/US98-BlackShieldCarabelle.jpg)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/S-73AsignPatched-Road.jpg)

Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: xcellntbuy on March 27, 2013, 10:53:32 PM
You have captured some of the extensive reconstruction and expansion of Interstate 595 very well. :clap:
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on March 27, 2013, 11:47:23 PM
You have captured some of the extensive reconstruction and expansion of Interstate 595 very well. :clap:

Thanks!

I have a bunch of ground-level I-595/SR 84 construction shots from October 2011 that I've never gone through. Wish I had the time to post them, although I'm not sure how relevant they are anymore. Last I traveled on 595 a month ago, it was still a mess.

Part II: Just what the Dothan ordered? (That was bad...)
http://www.formulanone.org/2013/01/dothan-alabama/

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/US231atUS431n-AL210sineSalad.jpg)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/AL131sign.jpg)

(http://www.formulanone.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/US431sSign-MazdaRoad.jpg)

Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: Alex on March 28, 2013, 12:23:42 AM
Part 1: From Tallahassee to the Alabama/Florida State Line (http://www.formulanone.org/2013/01/florida-big-bend-and-panhandle/)
(I posted some of these already; I'm kind of backed up on photos/work.)


Did you see the faded (formerly yellow) US 231 shields in Alford? FWIW, There are a few more reverse black/white US 98 shields that you passed by between Apalachicola and Port St. Joe.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on March 28, 2013, 09:25:44 AM
Missed any the yellow shields :( , but saw a couple of US 98 black shields along the way. That was the only up-close one. I was technically on my way to work...
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on March 29, 2013, 08:00:45 AM
Part III: Wiregrass Parkway of Georgia, and Return to Florida.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/621fpm

Constables! Goats! More refuse cotton! Enjoy...

Chief of Whigham, Georgia:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/729/22495897693_6f7cd36c1b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AgTmD4)

Wiregrass Parkway sign:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/656/23103272992_6f8f68361e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Bcyj9Y)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7517/15828638272_c8fef17841_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q7HUGq)

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RQ5n713BMtQNAs24dW0USK6LDPgf7hK8mB7t-teewTwyg8EnGK6yvMxLCup0bKaiALXhIDV2dfooYTVkuP2LFkKe3m-9dHCqmIw5OnezZzW05FLCS9p5UVOWpicYvhlkBjG_xj8YwippkG3HW1pz52Xm0YQgRGv8lHGc03E247lD0QUXE1a2IjstkqvrD3ZhAN6n5HvhCWSPv-16oS1Ihd9ww4FrT7oDkJzUE_7Qth9z-s4kASaLHiZw2m4ZOij2gTbKCvCSSHeJWhZVBUGD0vk3XCz6yfB2z-uaQc3LH0j8E2tbbD-JEdHvlS2eMmqm99d2v_QMfDwrYBzatzH0MOOiXsjr2Cf6VbfEAjcZdz-QpQb5DWamfreHx5SqGA8BECxwLSUkyi-ZxlR2CHuNqMKn4i0udDJcuZKnjxpT9e5nqSqvQ93dz8-9MS6QxK0ndd3H9KYyF1-3MjkBuFK5F7ZAhwMWG4HSYUleOa6cl6gNmSpjmMuoDQgTAEeFz3ldAXkWgVmIFg8QCQyiWGOlc2kLt3h0iybgw2T44s7IzqfYNmSMCyeAbBvmPR2MswNQTHt1uc2KIHZyGd_qLdUiyxcXrU79VOFqOnL16i2o24BV00QiRPlp9BLx=w1200-h800-no)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on April 02, 2013, 02:12:36 PM
Still catching up with January's photos...here's the first leg of my journey from Pittsburgh, going into WV and OH for a few moments, then back across US 22 and I-376 to the Turnpike:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/d17XaB

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/27085634014_e62a8e6e31_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HgsXkU)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7387/27698208055_93b0ca0942_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JcAygi)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7489/27663763836_bd7eb3d97f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J9y2cs)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: xcellntbuy on April 02, 2013, 05:04:37 PM
Excellent photos!  The West Virginia sign, in particular, is just perfect button copy. :clap:
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on April 02, 2013, 06:24:08 PM
Excellent photos!  The West Virginia sign, in particular, is just perfect button copy. :clap:

Thanks! I think it was one of those days where the lighting was nearly perfect (neither too bright nor too dim).
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on April 17, 2013, 02:57:18 PM
Turnpike until US 220/I-99 (Bedford) photos -- https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/aw783p

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7446/27419813950_86540f7075_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HLZHoW)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7710/27663773616_7e8e3dd07a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J9y575)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/27085642114_a607dd10b7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HgsZKy)

Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on May 03, 2013, 09:23:00 AM
Here's Interstate 99; I picked up the little section (on a lunch break) south of US 220 Business.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/5Uq0RE

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/27419823910_97aa5a91bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HLZLmE)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7125/27419823250_037bac71e3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HLZLah)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/27087731213_baf6fa4592_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HgDGLv)

Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: Molandfreak on May 03, 2013, 10:44:20 AM
Great photos from I-99! They capture the area quite nicely :D :nod:
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: agentsteel53 on May 03, 2013, 12:50:18 PM
[Bud Shister Highway]


you're shitting me.  he even named it after himself?? 
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on May 03, 2013, 01:02:33 PM
It seemed to have been "officially named" after his death. Anything else would have been worthy of one of my rare bouts of WTF-ism! But when I passed the sign (there's two), I just chuckled.

http://www.pahighways.com/interstates/I99.html
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: Molandfreak on May 03, 2013, 05:17:16 PM
It seemed to have been "officially named" after his death.
But he's still alive, isn't he?
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on May 03, 2013, 05:35:38 PM
It seemed to have been "officially named" after his death.
But he's still alive, isn't he?

I guess I should learn to read. Derp.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on May 16, 2013, 08:04:17 AM
Rounding it out with I-80 and I-79 back to Pittsburgh:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/14vJfu

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/27597423882_4cafc34f82_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J3G1D9)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/27597428002_0edf424dc3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J3G2Sb)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/27698238635_0b71f9d7d3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JcAHmx)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/27623655511_8c161d2659_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J61soB)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7553/27663814556_9e072e332f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J9yhgW)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on May 22, 2013, 07:14:51 PM
Some Maine state road signs with the LeHay font. Visited the Bangor area (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/yw60h9) and then the Portland-Augusta areas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/13o8u9) the following week. Scooped up the 15 remaining counties, too.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2898/14648631776_3f336dd507_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ojs4SQ)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2920/14485001298_8141429d78_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o4ZqeG)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5568/14484975430_aa26eb361a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o4ZhxG)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/14668441851_b5367ef674_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/omcAHR)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on November 07, 2013, 10:33:03 PM
No signage, but I found some old (November 2009) photos I'd forgotten about...at the old Bicentennial Park Circuit in Miami. Some of the "roads" are impassible now due to construction, but it gave me a little nostalgia boost from all the races (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/albums/72157609578878130) I'd visited down there from 1987 to 1992.

Bring or make your own race-car noises, I won't tell anyone. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/3Vp75s)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4297/35816873730_172258658d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wz1QHG)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/36168748276_d3abf03d2a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/X77hLd)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4324/36168750896_e7fb34e20a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/X77ixo)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on March 05, 2014, 03:23:36 PM
Traipsing around Birmingham and Interstate 22 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/53084e), recently. Thanks to Alps for suggesting these photos!

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15728678945_0341328956_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pXTAgK)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3719/12940190073_a5e264ff39_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kHtRFp)


Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: mass_citizen on March 05, 2014, 04:20:14 PM
nice photos, thanks for the update!
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: Truvelo on March 05, 2014, 04:59:46 PM
I do appreciate it when all your pictures taken from a moving car have been post processed to correct the rotation and aqua colored tint from the windshield.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on March 05, 2014, 05:04:17 PM
I do appreciate it when all your pictures taken from a moving car have been post processed to correct the rotation and aqua colored tint from the windshield.

Or sometimes, I used the wrong white balance: Many of the I-22 photos were into the blinding sun, and I'd had it on "shade" with too much overexposure. So the skies are all wrong-ish and minty green.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on July 17, 2017, 09:41:05 AM
Dusting off this thread...these are just Flickr updates.

Visited Vancouver back in February (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/albums/72157678414816493):

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4302/35907217136_602f279735_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WGZSEC)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4308/35559715020_ea502d7929_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WbhQoQ)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/33223495500_2c2f396df2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SBR6HW)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on July 27, 2017, 03:14:47 PM
Testing out "Flickr Shares" with 54 new photos from last week's adventures from Allentown to Breezewood (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/2N45A1):

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4328/35942331671_e0a5203fed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WL6QZD)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4328/35906283342_971489cf57_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WGV65J)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4318/35267257223_433cdf6317_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJrUT2)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4300/35267273993_a9c5b0a939_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJrZSa)
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on August 01, 2017, 09:50:28 PM
A couple of old photos from November 2003: getting lost (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/1dANz0) throughout Golden Gate Estates (now the Picayune Strand State Forest). Much of this land was turned over or donated the state as a preserve around 2008-2010, so some of these roads have been destroyed.

The roads had no street blades...the names of the street were painted onto the center of the intersections:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4326/36318927745_8d613f67e7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XknZTp)

Janes Memorial Scenic Drive though the Fakahatchee State Preserve took you to that complex of roads:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/35510245693_bd955a0cf1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W6VhTp)

It was dry for most of the month and not so bad, but I've heard it's in terrible shape for a car after it rains; during the summer, you'd better have some ground clearance.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: Mergingtraffic on August 02, 2017, 03:49:16 PM
Great photos....do you crop your pics that are on here? Or add filters?
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: Roadgeekteen on August 02, 2017, 04:04:38 PM
Testing out "Flickr Shares" with 54 new photos from last week's adventures from Allentown to Breezewood (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/2N45A1):

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4328/35942331671_e0a5203fed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WL6QZD)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4328/35906283342_971489cf57_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WGV65J)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4318/35267257223_433cdf6317_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJrUT2)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4300/35267273993_a9c5b0a939_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJrZSa)
40 seems a bit high for that curve.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on August 02, 2017, 05:48:12 PM
Great photos....do you crop your pics that are on here? Or add filters?

I try to avoid cropping more than 15-20% of the photo, but there's a few "close-ups" that just seemed interesting to me. I also try to stabilize the angle of the shot. I push color curves and levels, play with hues, sometimes try to clean up color noise.

I use a polarizer filter in most cases, to remove glare. It's not necessary at night, since it would make the shots even darker.

It's also undesirable in the shots from an airplane window or tinted windows; it cases a Moiré effect and/or color distortion.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: Mergingtraffic on August 02, 2017, 06:35:22 PM
Great photos....do you crop your pics that are on here? Or add filters?

I try to avoid cropping more than 15-20% of the photo, but there's a few "close-ups" that just seemed interesting to me. I also try to stabilize the angle of the shot. I push color curves and levels, play with hues, sometimes try to clean up color noise.

I use a polarizer filter in most cases, to remove glare. It's not necessary at night, since it would make the shots even darker.

It's also undesirable in the shots from an airplane window or tinted windows; it cases a Moiré effect and/or color distortion.

I was guessing you cropped the Florida I-95 mileage distance button copy sign.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on August 02, 2017, 07:35:46 PM
Great photos....do you crop your pics that are on here? Or add filters?

I try to avoid cropping more than 15-20% of the photo, but there's a few "close-ups" that just seemed interesting to me. I also try to stabilize the angle of the shot. I push color curves and levels, play with hues, sometimes try to clean up color noise.

I use a polarizer filter in most cases, to remove glare. It's not necessary at night, since it would make the shots even darker.

It's also undesirable in the shots from an airplane window or tinted windows; it cases a Moiré effect and/or color distortion.

I was guessing you cropped the Florida I-95 mileage distance button copy sign.

Actually, I took a photo of my driver's side mirror, cropped that, and reversed it.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on August 02, 2017, 10:16:53 PM
^ What kind of experience have you had with a polarizing filter?  I have read on the internet, that for the best results with a polarizing filter should be adjusted based on the varying light levels of the day.  Do you just leave the same filter on your lens all the time, or do you make adjustments throughout the day?
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on August 02, 2017, 10:24:42 PM
^ What kind of experience have you had with a polarizing filter?  I have read on the internet, that for the best results with a polarizing filter should be adjusted based on the varying light levels of the day.  Do you just leave the same filter on your lens all the time?

If it's anything other than midday, you pretty much have to rotate it when you change direction. It also depends on how harsh the light is, or the angle of the sun. Sometimes you need to move it about an equal number of degrees as you've turned the vehicle. Other times, half as many degrees for each turn. It varies. And there's times I mess it all up and you have 100-200 photos which were too dark or still had too much glare, although an SLR will essentially give you the WYSIWYG effect unless you ignore over/under-exposure warnings.

You might not need one if you're directly opposite from a setting/rising sun, or if it's very cloudy.

Obviously, this isn't practical on a winding road, but about a quarter-turn for each 90 degrees of directional change does the trick. It's tempting to totally darken the skies, but at the expense of losing most detail below the horizon. It's also possible to darken the skies so much that glare on the bottom-third of the windshield re-appears, so you have to find a happy medium.

There's also the annoyance of too much brightwork on automotive interior trim; I sometimes wonder if a few interior automotive designers have actually driven a car on a sunny day before.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on August 02, 2017, 10:29:57 PM
^ Interesting, thanks for the information.

I use a haze filter on my camera, which does offer a small amount of polarization, but not so much that it needs to be adjusted depending upon the direction of the sun.

I also use a black towel on the front of my dash which helps to correct a lot of (though admittedly not all) of the reflections from the interior of the car.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on August 02, 2017, 10:42:17 PM
^ Interesting, thanks for the information.

I use a haze filter on my camera, which does offer a small amount of polarization, but not so much that it needs to be adjusted depending upon the direction of the sun.

One other thing about a circular polarizer, is that it usually seems to underexpose by about 1 to 1 1/3, roughly the equivalent of a single increase ISO sensitivity level...from 100 to 200, or 400 to 800. You don't really have to do this when standing still, because you just need to compensate by standing (or setting the camera) that much more still, but to preserve shutter speed in a moving vehicle, it's necessary or a lot of post-poduction finger crossing is needed.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on August 02, 2017, 10:44:49 PM
Do you shoot in raw, or in jpeg?  In the digital era I've always read that a photographer should expose the highlights and then recover the shadows.  While I agree with that advice in principle, I find that I take too many photos to shoot raw as I'll fill up my memory cards way too quickly.
Title: Re: FormulaNone's photos
Post by: formulanone on August 02, 2017, 10:51:14 PM
Do you shoot in raw, or in jpeg?  In the digital era I've always read that a photographer should expose the highlights and then recover the shadows.  While I agree with that advice in principle, I find that I take too many photos to shoot raw as I'll fill up my memory cards way too quickly.

Same here.

And to be honest, I can't say I've really made the photos look any better in RAW with post-production improvements, possibly since I'm using a lower-end DSLR (or, perhaps that I don't know what I'm really doing). At roughly 10-15MB per shot, that fills up too quickly for general photography on the measure of 50,000 shots a year. I will make exceptions for family photography for special events, but usually, that's maybe twice a year. The rest are just grab the camera and go, because that's the pace of life, and kids just do their thing right now and probably not later.

I understand that in some circles, shooting JPEG-only is a venial sin on the level of buying puppies from breeders instead of shelters, but we're not all prefect.  :paranoid:

Also, there's some times I'll actually de-contrast shots...prime examples are when there's already too much direct sunlight late the day; guide signs with major reflectivity do some strange things in those conditions. Cameras sometimes tend to pick a focus point and over-do it at times. Or I'd left the wrong setting(s) on after shooting at night or from a plane.
Title: Re: My photos
Post by: formulanone on April 02, 2018, 09:06:16 PM
A few photos from 2018.

Dallas to the Red River (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/818a1W)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/798/40082698845_81b6e2fc64_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/244YiUz)

Chicagoland (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/6o05E8)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4778/40036004445_618652b897_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23ZQZhH)

Toronto - Brampton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/formulanone/shares/Kq368m)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/784/41040636952_c4bf1e47e3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25wBZwQ)