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Title: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 08:52:35 PM
Now that I've discovered this subforum, it's given me the inspiration to go through my own collection of travel photos from the past few years and compile the better road shots. Admittedly, not being a true roadgeek, taking pictures of the road itself has generally not been a main focus with my photography. Thus, these photos probably won't offer much in terms of real roadgeek significance, but I'm posting them just because it's turning out to be an interesting exercise for me, personally - to see where the road does wind up as a primary focus at times throughout my travels, and to see how that happens across the remarkable variety and diversity of landscapes that this country has to offer.

Also if you do care to look, please bear with the quality of the photos, which is pretty poor in the earlier examples. It does get significantly better as the time goes on, though.

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I-71 South through the Ohio Valley in Kentucky (6/10)


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Big box/fast food hell on U.S. 71 in Joplin, MO (6/10)


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The Rainbow Bridge on old U.S. 66 near Riverton, KS (6/10)


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Old U.S. 66 through Baxter Springs, KS (6/10)


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Somewhere in the Ozarks near the Missouri/Arkansas border (6/10)


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AR 21 in Ozark country (6/10)


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The junction of AR 21 and AR 43 (6/10)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 08:54:09 PM
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Rail bridge that serves as the entrance to Bricktown in Oklahoma City (6/10)


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S Congress Ave, Austin, TX (6/10)


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I-10 West, Texas Hill Country (6/10)


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The desolation of I-10 in West Texas (6/10)


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U.S. 70 outside White Sands National Monument (6/10)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 08:56:23 PM
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Pilot Mountain looming over U.S. 52 (8/10)


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New River Gorge Bridge (9/10)


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Autumn in Cumberland, MD (10/10)


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Coming down Parthenon Ave towards Centennial Park in Nashville (7/11)


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Woodland St, East Nashville (7/11)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 08:58:01 PM
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South St, Wilkinsburg, PA (7/11)


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Detroit-Superior (Veterans) Bridge, Cleveland, OH (7/11)


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Carnegie Ave (Hope Memorial) Bridge, Cleveland (7/11)


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The LDS Temple presiding over the Capital Beltway (8/11)


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Nighttime on MD 355 in Bethesda, MD (8/11)


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MD 212 in Beltsville, MD (8/11)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 08:59:59 PM
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Number soup in Greensburg, PA (8/11)


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PA 56 through Vandergrift, PA (9/11)


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Approaching Annapolis across the Severn on MD 450, overlooking the Naval Academy (9/11)


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PA 666 through Allegheny National Forest (10/11)


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Sweetbriar Ave on Mt Washington, Pittsburgh, approaching Grandview Ave (10/11)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 09:01:30 PM
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Veterans Day in Mesilla, NM (11/11)


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I-25 North approaching Albuquerque (11/11)


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U.S. 84/285 North out of Santa Fe (11/11)


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U.S. 84, with unruly weather starting to roll in (11/11)


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Night falls on I-25 (11/11)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 09:03:29 PM
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San Francisco, Union St running to the end of the Earth (12/11)


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Split-level street in Golden Gate Heights, San Francisco (12/11)


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California 1 descending into the Carmel Valley (12/11)


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Obligatory PCH snapshot (12/11)


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More PCH (12/11)


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Crazy evening fog on I-5 outside San Diego (12/11)


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Fog inundating the Coast Hwy in Encinitas (12/11)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 09:05:24 PM
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A little slice of Stepford Wives in exurban Davidson County, TN (1/12)


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U.S. 54 North out of El Paso, approaching the Sacramento Mountains and Sierra Blanca (2/12)


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NM 48 through Ruidoso (2/12)


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Following the Union Pacific on U.S. 54 South (2/12)


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Connecticut Ave above Dupont Circle in Washington, DC (2/12)


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Rock Creek Parkway from above as it nears its terminus outside of Georgetown (2/12)


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Demonbreun St, Downtown Nashville, during the construction of the new Music City Center (3/12)


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Woods Run Ave, Pittsburgh, one of the many "lost worlds" created by this city's topography (4/12)


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Olivia St, McKees Rocks Bottoms, PA (4/12)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 09:07:15 PM
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Nearly deserted Michigan Ave (U.S. 12) in Detroit (5/12)


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Lake Shore Drive (U.S. 41), Chicago (5/12)


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Lake Shore Drive by day on the way out (5/12)


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Retro-looking Greyhound station in Jackson, TN (6/12)


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Narrow back streets of Old Town Quebec City (6/12)


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Construction on NY 73 in the Adirondacks (6/12)


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NY 73 abutting the Cascade Lakes (6/12)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 09:09:18 PM
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I-10 Westbound out of El Paso (7/12)


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I-10, staring down the Pinaleño Mountains in Arizona (7/12)


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I-19 South out of Tucson - metric distances on signs?! (7/12)


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Carretera Federal 8, Sonora, Mexico (7/12)


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Dirt road in the sleepy little enclave of La Choya, near Puerto Penasco, Mexico (7/12)


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I-69 north of Houston, from the window of a plane (7/12)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 09:13:01 PM
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Blake St, Denver (9/12)


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U.S. 285 descending into the Arkansas River Valley, looking across at the "Collegiate" Peaks (9/12)


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Typical commercial strip, only with the impressive backdrop of the San Juan Mountains, U.S. 550 South out of Montrose, CO (9/12)


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U.S. 550 through the Uncompahgre Valley (9/12)


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Main St, Ouray, CO (9/12)


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Million Dollar Highway, above and below (9/12)


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Greene St, Silverton, CO (9/12)


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Tunnel on the MDH (9/12)


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MDH winding back towards Ouray (9/12)


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U.S. 50 north of Montrose, CO, approaching Grand Mesa (9/12)


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Colorado 92 through some high desert-ish landscape (9/12)


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Split-level I-70 following the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon (9/12)


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More beautiful I-70 landscape, and a VMS warning of hellish Labor Day traffic backups for those trying to get back to Denver (9/12)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 09:14:43 PM
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Early morning on State St, Chicago (9/12)


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Lake Shore Drive (9/12)


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Factory or mill of some sort along WV 2 at night (10/12)


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Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (10/12)


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Skyline of Mobile, AL from I-10 East (10/12)


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Sunset over Florida 71 in the Panhandle (10/12)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 08, 2013, 09:17:10 PM
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Pleasant canopy of trees escorting you along U.S. 17 North towards Charleston, SC (10/12)


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I-40 in western North Carolina, getting into Appalachian country (10/12)


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The serene two-lane blacktop of U.S. 441 through Great Smoky Mountains National Park (10/12)


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Blue Ridge Parkway (10/12)


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A serendipitous jaunt onto U.S. 421 in far northeastern Tennessee (10/12)


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Tennessee 91 crossing the border into Virginia (10/12)


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Chicago, Milwaukee Ave through Wicker Park at night (11/12)


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Organ Mountains providing the backdrop for an exurban strip on Texas 20 outside El Paso (12/12)


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Texas 20, approaching the border with NM (12/12)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: bugo on January 08, 2013, 10:11:54 PM
Dude you get around.

Nice pics.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: corco on January 08, 2013, 10:17:21 PM
He hasn't been to South Dakota so none of this matters.

Seriously though, thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: deathtopumpkins on January 08, 2013, 10:35:49 PM
These are some pretty spectacular pictures! Particularly the dramatic Colorado scenery. I really need to get out there sometime!
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: kphoger on January 08, 2013, 10:42:15 PM
From 2009

México 85 southbound out of Laredo
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100_1569 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kape81/3406085087/) by ka.pe81 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kape81/), on Flickr

México 40 westbound out of Saltillo
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100_1587 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kape81/3406897742/) by ka.pe81 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kape81/), on Flickr

México 40 eastbound between La Paila and Saltillo
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100_1714 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kape81/3406104173/) by ka.pe81 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kape81/), on Flickr

México 85(D) northbound between Monterrey and Laredo
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100_1720 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kape81/3406915396/) by ka.pe81 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kape81/), on Flickr

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100_1721 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kape81/3406105465/) by ka.pe81 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kape81/), on Flickr

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100_1722 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kape81/3406915812/) by ka.pe81 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kape81/), on Flickr

México 85 northbound, south of Laredo
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100_1723 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kape81/3406105889/) by ka.pe81 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kape81/), on Flickr

México 40 entering the Saltillo metro area
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100_1583 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kape81/3406897068/) by ka.pe81 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kape81/), on Flickr

I-35 northbound in Austin, TX
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100_1733 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kape81/3406107753/) by ka.pe81 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kape81/), on Flickr

I-35 northbound somewhere north of San Antonio (my wife driving)
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100_1730 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kape81/3406107221/) by ka.pe81 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kape81/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on January 08, 2013, 11:19:39 PM
Beautiful pictures. Incredible.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: kphoger on January 08, 2013, 11:44:25 PM
Sorry to have hijacked your own thread with my pictures.  But, I was thinking....is there a set of criteria for what makes road pictures "non-roadgeek" road photos?  I tried to include ones that are simple candid shots of the road—ones that aren't really "of" anything.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: CentralCAroadgeek on January 08, 2013, 11:55:14 PM
Those are some AMAZING pictures!!! Many of these should qualify for "Best of Road Pictures." It was great looking through them!
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: ctsignguy on January 08, 2013, 11:55:36 PM

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Number soup in Greensburg, PA (8/11)

Sine Salad!!!  YUM!
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: CanesFan27 on January 09, 2013, 11:00:45 AM
Now that I've discovered this subforum, it's given me the inspiration to go through my own collection of travel photos from the past few years and compile the better road shots. Admittedly, not being a true roadgeek, taking pictures of the road itself has generally not been a main focus with my photography. Thus, these photos probably won't offer much in terms of real roadgeek significance, but I'm posting them just because it's turning out to be an interesting exercise for me, personally - to see where the road does wind up as a primary focus at times throughout my travels, and to see how that happens across the remarkable variety and diversity of landscapes that this country has to offer.
Now that I've discovered this subforum, it's given me the inspiration to go through my own collection of travel photos from the past few years and compile the better road shots. Admittedly, not being a true roadgeek, taking pictures of the road itself has generally not been a main focus with my photography. Thus, these photos probably won't offer much in terms of real roadgeek significance, but I'm posting them just because it's turning out to be an interesting exercise for me, personally - to see where the road does wind up as a primary focus at times throughout my travels, and to see how that happens across the remarkable variety and diversity of landscapes that this country has to offer.

Great job, but just because it doesn't have an EXTREME CLOSE-UP of a sign, doesn't mean they aren't road photos.  I like your philosophy about taking a road to see where it goes, because that's my primary road interest.  Of course, i'll grab a sign or something if it is of interest or if that's a specific goal of the trip.  But photographing the towns, bridges, or taking the time to do a composed shot is just as good.

I kinda call it destination roadgeeking.  In where, hey I'm going to do a day trip to x or y, and here's what I found along the way.  You are taking photos of what interest you, and that's the most important thing.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 09, 2013, 12:00:36 PM
Sorry to have hijacked your own thread with my pictures.  But, I was thinking....is there a set of criteria for what makes road pictures "non-roadgeek" road photos?  I tried to include ones that are simple candid shots of the road—ones that aren't really "of" anything.

No worries at all, man. I wasn't trying to define anything - the use of the term "non-roadgeek" was really intended just to describe myself as someone who doesn't quite identify with the impressive passion about roads that is shared by many on this forum.

As I was saying, this was primarily a reflective endeavor. My interest in roads lies almost entirely in the places they connect, and the things that are happening along/around them, rather than the mechanics of the roads themselves. Through that lens, I've always subconsciously felt that when I take a picture of a scene that I find interesting, it may happen to have a road in it, as opposed to being a photo of a road. But after going through this exercise of picking out some of my favorite photos that "happen to have a road in them" and especially after seeing them all lined up together, it makes me start to see how the road itself might be a more integral part of my photography than I've been cognizant of.

If this thread sparks a discussion similar to this thread (http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7665.0) that you posted a while back, which I thought led to some fascinating discourse, then I'd be thrilled. Likewise, if people are inspired to post their own photos that they are maybe now thinking about in a different light, then I'd be doubly thrilled.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Mr_Northside on January 09, 2013, 01:46:00 PM
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Woods Run Ave, Pittsburgh, one of the many "lost worlds" created by this city's topography (4/12)

Not to give too much information on the internet... but my house is pictured in this photo.  Also, since Labor day, 3 of the houses in the row have been demolished.
I guess since you can't make out the license plate, I can also mention that's my car as well....
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on January 09, 2013, 02:05:21 PM

Not to give too much information on the internet... but my house is pictured in this photo.  Also, since Labor day, 3 of the houses in the row have been demolished.
I guess since you can't make out the license plate, I can also mention that's my car as well....

Wow, small world. My mom used to work at the library down there, before it was renovated. Have you eaten at the BBQ place that replaced the Brightwood Diner? I've heard good things about it, keep meaning to check it out...
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: bugo on January 09, 2013, 03:23:48 PM
I don't consider myself a roadgeek either.  I don't "geek out" about roads, even though they are a strong interest of mine.  I do "geek out" about cars from the '50s to the early '70s, guitars, and music.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Mr_Northside on January 09, 2013, 06:48:53 PM

Not to give too much information on the internet... but my house is pictured in this photo.  Also, since Labor day, 3 of the houses in the row have been demolished.
I guess since you can't make out the license plate, I can also mention that's my car as well....

Wow, small world. My mom used to work at the library down there, before it was renovated. Have you eaten at the BBQ place that replaced the Brightwood Diner? I've heard good things about it, keep meaning to check it out...

Small world indeed....

I got a menu for that BBQ place at some point months ago intending to try it out sometime.... though I think it's now too late. 
Since at least summer there has been a sign in the window saying it's closed for a "Hospital Emergency", and it hasn't been open since.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: bugo on January 09, 2013, 08:00:17 PM
Here's a non-geeky shot of US 52 northwest of the US 2 split near Minot, North Dakota:

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Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Alps on January 09, 2013, 10:15:55 PM
wphiii

First of all, you are a gifted photographer. You have a knack for capturing the essence of wherever you've gone in a single picture. I feel like I just traveled the country going through your photos.
Second of all, and I am not joking, this is my favorite roadgeek collection of photos ever. Yes, we all love old signs and alignments and whatever, but this truly lets me see roads in their natural habitat. When I go on vacations, I take photos of a certain subset of things. I won't take scenery photos unless it's something amazing (like your Million Dollar Highway views), but what truly makes a vacation enjoyable and relaxing to me is the time spent seeing new scenery and absorbing a different part of America than I've ever seen before. (I've come to like night driving less, sadly, because I just can't see as much around me.)
I didn't know I had an unscratched itch until I viewed these. I don't know what it will affect in the future regarding my photography, but I've been touched. Please keep sharing.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Brandon on January 09, 2013, 11:23:51 PM
I try to set up some of the "geeky" photos as "non-geeky" photos.

Eisenhower Expressway inbound at Oakley:
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Kennedy Expressway inbound:
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Stevenson Expressway inbound at Western:
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Underside of the Blue Water Bridge looking east into Point Edward:
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Extra-large chess set in Port Huron:
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Illinois 115 South near Piper City:
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Dunes Highway (US-12) east near Burns Harbor and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore:
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Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Brandon on January 09, 2013, 11:36:33 PM
Looking west through the lock on the Chicago River:
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Caton Farm Road eastbound east of Grove Road.  A nice bit of Illinois flatness and moraines (ridge up ahead):
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Yes, I have a lot of Illinois farmland and flatness.  Illinois 47 South north of Forrest:
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Old Northern Highway, south of Alton Ha, Belize:
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Local street after the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011:
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Looking north along the Las Vegas Strip:
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Hana Highway from a rest stop:
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That's just gay:
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Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Alex on January 10, 2013, 10:29:30 AM
Nice collection of photos wphiii! To echo Steve's comment, I also felt like I got a nice tour of the country while viewing your selection of photos.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: bugo on January 10, 2013, 02:48:53 PM
Picture of a field near Velva, North Dakota.  This picture is untouched except for a slight crop to remove a mirror.  It was taken from the front seat of a Jeep with the window down.

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Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: kphoger on January 10, 2013, 04:38:24 PM
Eisenhower Expressway inbound at Oakley:
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I absolutely love this picture, and it perfectly captures the non-roadgeek highway picture idea for me.  I've always enjoyed the Blue Line stations that are accessed via highway bridges (e.g. Harlem and Cicero).
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: formulanone on January 11, 2013, 12:56:38 AM
Wow, and I thought I get around randomly!...keep on clicking, and uploading, please.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: D-Dey65 on January 12, 2013, 10:28:08 AM
These are non-roadgeek photos? I don't believe it.

Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on January 12, 2013, 11:38:46 AM
I sometimes think the meaning of roadgeek is taken to literally sometimes.  Who among us doesn't love the first time a city skyline makes its appearance when when drive through on the freeway?  Who doesn't love the mountain road that provides scenic views of the sparkling blue river below?  Isn't roadgeeking sometimes just the love of being on the road?

This was a good set of photos wphiii.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: okroads on January 12, 2013, 05:20:30 PM

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Big box/fast food hell on U.S. 71 in Joplin, MO (6/10)

Interesting shot here of what this section of Range Line Road looked like before the F5 tornado in May 2011. I took a picture of this same area in December 2012 (looking southbound):

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Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: xcellntbuy on January 13, 2013, 09:05:30 AM
Incredibly wonderful photos! :clap:
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: jemacedo9 on January 13, 2013, 11:31:41 AM
FANTASTIC photos, indeed!  The one that slightly stood out among all of them (your photos are 9s and 10s, but this one is a 10+) was the New River Gorge Bridge coming out of the fog.  That bridge has been photographed many times, but to catch it like that...WOW. 
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Sykotyk on January 13, 2013, 10:23:54 PM
Very much enjoyed your photos. I live not far away from the Pittsburgh area.

I'm similar to you in my appeal of roads. I've never gotten the whole 'sign' thing. Signs don't interest me. Roads, freeways, interchanges, and where the road leads is what interests me. I like following the expansion of new roads.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: kphoger on January 16, 2013, 10:47:42 AM
Cell phone pictures from Wichita, Fall 2011

The Canal Route (I-135/US-81/K-15) from the end of the 3rd Street canal:
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Kellogg (US-54/US-400) from the Chautauqua Street pedestrian bridge:
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Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on April 24, 2013, 12:42:43 AM
Another handful, culled from my travels through the first four months of 2013.

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The division of Constitution Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Washington, DC, on a foggy but balmy January afternoon (1/13)


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Nighttime view down W 34th St, New York (2/13)


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Eerie fog on U.S. 322 near Clearfield, PA (2/13)


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Main St (PA 948), Ridgway, PA (2/13)


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The back streets of Punxsutawney, PA (2/13)


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Forbes Ave, Oakland, Pittsburgh...I like this scene because it would have been much the same 40 years ago, between the Cathedral of Learning, Litchfield Towers, Gus Miller's News Stand, the Dirty O, and Primanti Bros. Squint to make the King's Court Theater marquee return in place of the T-Mobile store and the streetscape is virtually identical as it would have been back then (3/13)


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I recently discovered PA 160 between Berlin and the PA/MD border, which became an instant favorite for its abundant windmills and hilly two-lane ambiance (4/13)


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A route so nice, I'll show it twice (4/13)


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MD 36 approaching U.S. Alt 40 and Haystack Mountain at the northern end of the Cumberland Narrows. Rail trestle today carries the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad and the Great Allegheny Passage long-distance bike trail (4/13)


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I-64 westbound in western Virginia (4/13)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on September 23, 2013, 03:33:08 PM
Returning from one of my weekend visits to Washington a couple of months ago, I decided to avoid the Turnpike entirely and take a "Blue Highways"-style meander through the MD/PA countryside. What is usually a 4-hour trip ended up taking nearly 7, but it was a lot of fun, and also gave me a good opportunity to practice my taking-photos-while-operating-a-moving-vehicle skills.

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MD 77 through the Catoctin Mountains


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Some lovely rolling farmland along Leitersburg Smithsburg Rd in northeastern Washington Co, Maryland


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PA 16 west of Greencastle, PA, approaching Tuscarora Mountain


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PA 16 winding down the western face of Tuscarora Mountain


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Pitt St, Downtown Bedford, PA


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Heading home on the Lincoln Highway


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More Lincoln Highway landscape


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A Lincoln Highway themed barn along U.S. 30


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A previous alignment of the Lincoln Highway trailing off into the hills


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Roller-coaster like stretch of U.S. 30


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U.S. 30 through the Loyalhanna Gorge west of Ligonier


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The Tri-Boro Expressway (PA 130) in the vicinity of Wilmerding, as a ferocious storm rolls in
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on February 24, 2014, 11:56:04 AM
It's been a while...haven't done as much serious road tripping as I'd have liked in recent months, but here's a few more road pics that I've managed to snag:

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Clement St, Richmond District, San Francisco (8/13)


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Water St, Santa Fe (12/13)


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Dunes Dr, White Sands National Monument (12/13)


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U.S. 70, approaching the Organ Mountains at dusk (12/13)


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NM 9 approaching Columbus, NM (12/13)


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U.S. 180 northbound outside of Hurley, NM (12/13)


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Bullard St, Silver City, NM's "Main St" - the unusually high curbs were designed to help cope with occasional floods (12/13)


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Housing project, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (12/13)


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The old West Virginia State Penitentiary fronting Jefferson Ave in Moundsville, WV (2/14)


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Belmont St, Bellaire, OH, viewed through the stone arch of the B&O Railroad Viaduct (2/14)


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The remnants of the Bellaire Bridge, purportedly the 2nd-oldest vehicular truss bridge built over the Ohio River. It's been defunct since 1991, when the access ramp on the Ohio side was destroyed to make room for the new-and-improved OH 7, and no provisions were ever made to reattach the bridge to the street grid. Somehow it has staved off demolition for over two decades, largely due to legal and financial issues (2/14)


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Following the Old National Road across to Wheeling Island (2/14)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on April 30, 2014, 12:39:02 PM
As spring is upon us, I've been able to do a little rambling in recent weeks:

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PA 45 east of State College, following the route of one of the original pre-motor Turnpikes in the state. (3/14)


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Sunbury St (PA 61) through dreary Shamokin, a place that fascinates me because of how it (and many of the other small towns in PA coal country) was built to a level of density that wouldn't be out of place in say, a neighborhood in Philadelphia or Baltimore, very strange for a town of this size and so far removed from any major urban area. Now it is only about a third full when compared to its peak population, which adds to the weird feel. (3/14)


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Abandoned portion of PA 61 south of Centralia, where a mine fire that started nearly 50 years ago continues to burn underground to this day. The resulting subsidence rendered unsafe this stretch of roadway, once the primary route in and out of the town. It can still be hiked on foot and is covered in graffiti. (3/14)


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Further down the abandoned PA 61, where evidence of the structural problems caused by the underground fire can clearly be seen. Often times, smoke can be seen coming out of this fissure, but it was too cold and damp on this occasion - though the ground here is still warm enough to keep the snow from collecting. (3/14)


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The windmills of PA 160. (4/14)


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More PA 160, snaking towards Berlin. (4/14)


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Not a road picture per se, but I like that here we have right next to each other both the pre-auto (Boston Store at left) and early-auto era way-stations along the Ohio & Erie Canal as it runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (4/14)


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Coming in Howard St, Akron just about manages to pull off looking like a real city. (4/14)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: jeffandnicole on April 30, 2014, 01:10:42 PM
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Abandoned portion of PA 61 south of Centralia, where a mine fire that started nearly 50 years ago continues to burn underground to this day. The resulting subsidence rendered this stretch of roadway, once the primary route in and out of the town, unusable. It can still be hiked on foot and is covered in graffiti. (3/14)

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Further down the abandoned PA 61, where evidence of the structural problems caused by the underground fire can clearly be seen. Often times, smoke can be seen coming out of this fissure, but it was too cold and damp on this occasion - though the ground here is still warm enough to keep the snow from collecting. (3/14)

Centralia is one of my favorite small (non-existent) towns. It's amazing what's become of this town, and only about a 2 hour drive from Philly. Pictures overlooking what was the town are incredible as well - it's a typical small PA town layout, with a grid street system, with curbcuts, driveways and sidewalks leading to nowhere. The houses and buildings - almost all gone. I was here a number of years ago. I still have a few bare sticks I picked up while walking thru there, a result of the trees dying from the heat of the ground.

The Yuengling Brewery is not too far away from here. I intend one of these days to do the brewery tour there some day, then head back to Centralia to check out the town again.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on April 30, 2014, 01:37:00 PM
Centralia is a place that I have always wanted to go, but have never yet made it.  It's an eerily interesting ongoing natural disaster.  I was actually talking about it with a coworker the other day, who was familiar with it as well.

Thanks for the pictures.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: kkt on April 30, 2014, 01:52:40 PM
Thanks for posting these photos!

I love that "vehicles maintain 50 foot interval, 2 ton limit".
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: algorerhythms on April 30, 2014, 03:53:06 PM
There are a bunch of photos in there that I looked at and recognized as places I've been to lots of times. The one in Cumberland, MD, is on Queen City Drive just north of Baltimore Avenue. My grandparents lived up on the hill not far from there (Goethe Street to be specific). Also, since I lived in Allegany County and went to college in Pennsylvania, I often used PA 160 (it was a little bit shorter than taking I-68 to US 219).
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: txstateends on April 30, 2014, 05:13:44 PM
Looking west through the lock on the Chicago River:
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So strange.... the very first thing I thought of when I saw this pic was the theme from Siskel & Ebert.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on July 17, 2014, 11:46:55 PM
Went for a little 800-mile drive last weekend, from Pittsburgh to DC to Harrisburg to Allentown and back to Pgh.

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Escaping from the Turnpike on PA 201, approaching Chestnut Ridge, the westernmost ridge of the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania.


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PA 201 swooping down into Connellsville.


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PA 653, I like the way it looks like two different roads from that angle.


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PA 653 through Rockwood, PA


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PA 516 just over the Mason-Dixon line, with very Pennsylvania-ish landscape.


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State St, Harrisburg.


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PA 309 with the ridge of Blue Mountain looming. Blue Mountain stretches for over 150 miles from south-central PA to the Delaware Water Gap, and effectively stands as the eastern "front" of the Appalachian ridge-and-valley province in Pennsylvania.


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PA 309 still, getting ever closer to Blue Mountain


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U.S. 209 through Pottsville, which, like many of the small coal towns in the region, greatly intrigues me.


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Not a road per se, but the Millersburg Ferry is the only crossing of the Susquehanna for 40 miles between the bridges at Duncannon and Sunbury. Plus it's just fun to drive your car onto something that is straight out of the 1880s. And in general, just a lot more enjoyable than the Turnpike (and cheaper to boot).


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PA 34 through Hunters Valley.


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U.S. 22 at Mapleton Depot in the rain.


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More U.S. 22, post-storm.


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A few of Blair County's windmills visible from Hollidaysburg at dusk.


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Power plant visible from U.S. 22 belching smoke into the gloaming.


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A little bit of evening fog as the sun sets.


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U.S. 22 chains and big boxes.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: PenguinXL2 on July 25, 2014, 08:49:02 PM
Nice photos!
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: adventurernumber1 on August 07, 2014, 11:40:12 PM
I'll say, all these on this thread are wonderful pics.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on September 02, 2014, 02:39:24 PM
About a month ago I undertook a Denver --> San Francisco --> Los Angeles expedition, which naturally resulted in some fun road photo opportunities.

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U.S. 36 swooping down into Estes Park.


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Escaping from the RMNP throngs on CO 7


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CO 119, part of the "Peak to Peak" Highway


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More CO 119, in a scene I thought evoked Tennessee's standard license plate (http://cdn3.volusion.com/wda6s.6yqkz/v/vspfiles/photos/TNplate-2.jpg?1397464299).


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I-70 westbound, somewhere near Vail.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on September 02, 2014, 02:40:17 PM
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Green River, UT: Long St, running off to the Bookcliffs.


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U.S. 6 in central Utah.


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This aptly sums up the desolation of that part of the country.


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U.S. 6 past Helper, getting into some terrain.


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U.S. 191 passing underneath what seems to be some kind of mining apparatus.


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U.S. 191 as the Indian Canyon Scenic Byway.


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U.S. 40 approaching the Wasatch Front outside Heber City.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on September 02, 2014, 02:43:09 PM
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I-80 through the Bonneville Salt Flats. Even going 90 mph those mountains never seemed to get any closer, I can only imagine how torturous this journey must have been for the early westward pioneers.


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Nevada sunset, I-80.


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C St (NV 341) through the well-preserved (if not a little gimmicky) Wild West town of Virginia City, NV.


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The traffic-clogged approach to the Golden Gate Bridge.


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Coming across the Golden Gate Bridge.


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PCH scenes, southbound from the Bay.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Roadrunner75 on September 02, 2014, 03:15:08 PM
Really nice photos.  It makes me jealous of people who live in states that aren't pancake flat.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: kkt on September 02, 2014, 05:15:59 PM
Beautiful!  Thank you for posting.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on October 23, 2014, 11:28:18 PM
Been doing quite a bit of traipsing around Maryland as the summer has drawn to a close...

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The Bay Bridge


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MD 445 through the Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge


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Townsend Rd. descending from Gathland State Park atop South Mountain


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U.S. Alt 40 through Middletown


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I-68 through the Sideling Hill road cut


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U.S. Alt 40 through the Cumberland Narrows


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I know, I know....I just can't resist.


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Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Roadrunner75 on October 23, 2014, 11:56:56 PM
More great photos.  Now I'm ready for another road trip.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: kkt on October 24, 2014, 12:03:31 PM
Nice, thanks for posting.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Zeffy on October 24, 2014, 12:19:21 PM
More great photos.  Now I'm ready for another road trip.

These photos make me want to take a roadtrip that involves being more than 60 miles away from my house. The last time that happened was in 1998 when I moved from Florida into New Jersey. But I can only remember various things about that trip!!! Oh, the things that I wish I could experience... :-(

My personal favorites of your newest set of pictures are the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the cut through Sideling Hill on I-68. I-68 looks very beautiful for an Interstate, from what I've seen on GMSV and from others' photos of the highway.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: adventurernumber1 on October 24, 2014, 03:02:38 PM
@Zeffy, there is nothing harder for a young roadgeek than a lack of road trips. I have been very fortunate in that I have been on a good bit of road trips in my life (usually for vacation and on mission trips). If only I could have been on more drives in general if my parents didnt hate driving  :-D

@wphiii, awesome pics once again! You may not claim to be a roadgeek but your pictures make a roadgeek smile!  :spin:
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Pete from Boston on October 25, 2014, 11:50:55 AM

More great photos.  Now I'm ready for another road trip.

These photos make me want to take a roadtrip that involves being more than 60 miles away from my house. The last time that happened was in 1998 when I moved from Florida into New Jersey. But I can only remember various things about that trip!!! Oh, the things that I wish I could experience... :-(

My personal favorites of your newest set of pictures are the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the cut through Sideling Hill on I-68. I-68 looks very beautiful for an Interstate, from what I've seen on GMSV and from others' photos of the highway.

1. Get job.  Anything that pays.  Suck it up and save—if you're living rent-free, it's the freest money you'll ever know.

2. Take long weekend, pick random direction, go. 
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: The Nature Boy on October 25, 2014, 02:40:00 PM

More great photos.  Now I'm ready for another road trip.

These photos make me want to take a roadtrip that involves being more than 60 miles away from my house. The last time that happened was in 1998 when I moved from Florida into New Jersey. But I can only remember various things about that trip!!! Oh, the things that I wish I could experience... :-(

My personal favorites of your newest set of pictures are the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the cut through Sideling Hill on I-68. I-68 looks very beautiful for an Interstate, from what I've seen on GMSV and from others' photos of the highway.

1. Get job.  Anything that pays.  Suck it up and save—if you're living rent-free, it's the freest money you'll ever know.

2. Take long weekend, pick random direction, go.

This

Road geeking is an expensive hobby but it's one of the most fulfilling.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: andy3175 on October 30, 2014, 12:36:10 AM
Great job showing off some of the best roads in the United States. I have really enjoyed them. I look forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on November 01, 2015, 10:51:47 PM
Apologies for what is going to be a big dump all at once, due in part the painstaking process of porting all of my photos over to Flickr. This has been long overdue move that was finally spurred by getting fed up once and for all with Facebook's irritating tendency to arbitrarily change the URLs of a given photo's direct link every few months, resulting in broken img tags galore. So without further ado, here's what I've been up to over the last year as it pertains to fun pictures of roads...

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View of the Boston skyline as you come into Cambridge on MA 2 (10/14)


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Narrow streets of the Beacon Hill neighborhood in Boston (10/14)


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Unusual vantage point of the I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge & Tunnel in Pittsburgh (11/14)


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Covered bridge in Wayne National Forest, SE Ohio (11/14)


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Overlooking Transmountain Dr (Texas Loop 375) from a spot in the Franklin Mountains (12/14)


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Low clouds enshrouding the Franklin Mountains as seen from I-10 in El Paso (12/14)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on November 01, 2015, 11:23:12 PM

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PA 981 snaking towards the borough of Mt. Pleasant atop the hill (5/15)


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PA 31 constituting Mt. Pleasant's Main St, running towards the Doughboy memorial and Chestnut Ridge beyond. Note the weird PA 819 assembly with its hand-modified "double-headed" arrow (5/15)


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The serene (and well-worn) PA 130 through the cool shade of the Laurel Highlands (5/15)


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The leafy canopy and stately homes of PA 271 forms a most unexpected entrance into Johnstown (5/15)


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Stay on 271 through the city, and this is more along the lines of what I would expect (5/15)


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PA 869 through the southern end of Morrison's Cove, a valley almost completely encircled by Appalachian ridges to create a sort of "lost world" (5/15)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on November 01, 2015, 11:47:37 PM
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PA 28 northeast of Kittanning, after it stops being an expressway and gets fun (6/15)


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PA 145 through exurban Allentown, with the ever-present Blue Mountain ridge in the distance


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PA 873 in Slatington


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PA 93 through the decaying husk of Hazleton, once the major hub for the southern Coal Region


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Ashland, PA's interminable Centre St (PA 54)


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And then there's Trevorton's main street (PA 225), which appears to terminate into a gigantic slag heap


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Dusky U.S. 522 on the other side of the Susquehanna, in the less extraction-marred portion of central PA


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Divided 4-lane portion of U.S. 22/522 west of Lewistown at nightfall
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on November 02, 2015, 12:36:43 AM
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Old National Road (U.S. 40) west of Hagerstown, MD (6/15)


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MD 57 winding towards Tuscarora Mountain and the Mason/Dixon line (6/15)


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PA 75 north of Mercersburg (6/15)


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One of my favorite roads in Nashville, Old Natchez Trace. The narrowness of the road, low stone walls, and dense canopies of trees makes you feel as if you've been transported to another time (7/15)


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Panorama from atop the double-arch bridge that carries the Natchez Trace Pkwy over TN 96 (7/15)


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View of the bridge from ground level (7/15)


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I walk past this little cul-de-sac (Roslyn Place, Pittsburgh) every day on my way to work, and only recently did I learn that it's apparently the only entirely wood-paved street left in the U.S. (9/15)


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A bear in the woods, Catoctin Mountains, Maryland (10/15)

In the Laurel Highlands, October snow...
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~30 miles west, sunshine and blue skies
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Mr_Northside on November 05, 2015, 04:29:48 PM
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The serene (and well-worn) PA 130 through the cool shade of the Laurel Highlands (5/15)

My home growing up (and where my parents still live) is about 2 miles from this spot, on a road off of Rt. 130 even windier and more narrow than this.
There are some spots near here (and possibly one along 130 real close by) where, if you can see between the trees (or there is a clearing), and it's a nice crisp, clear day, you can see the USX & Mellon Towers on the horizon (and even more downtown Pittsburgh buildings if you have binoculars).
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Tom958 on November 06, 2015, 05:47:52 PM
I keep going for the like button. Thanks!  :clap:
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: andy3175 on November 07, 2015, 11:19:56 PM
I keep going for the like button. Thanks!  :clap:

Agree. Great job!
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: xcellntbuy on November 07, 2015, 11:38:16 PM
Terrific photos! :clap:
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on November 10, 2015, 05:52:12 PM
There are some spots near here (and possibly one along 130 real close by) where, if you can see between the trees (or there is a clearing), and it's a nice crisp, clear day, you can see the USX & Mellon Towers on the horizon (and even more downtown Pittsburgh buildings if you have binoculars).

I've always found this moment (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2163238,-79.4152128,3a,75y,321.02h,76.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPI8NXnEcEPDazMECyvccTw!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!5m1!1e4) to be fairly breathtaking, you burst out of the woods and suddenly there's quite an expansive view ahead. I don't recall ever having noticed seeing the skyscrapers from here (though I wouldn't have been keeping an eye out for them), but it strikes me as a spot where it might be possible, if anywhere along 130 is.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on December 15, 2015, 01:27:06 AM
Thanks in no small part to El Niño, the weather in much of the northeastern U.S. has remained passable long past the usual seasonal sell-by date. A mild and dry forecast gives me the itchiest of feet, and I've been lucky to sneak away for two separate spur of the moment pick-a-direction-and-go day trips over the past month-plus.

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PA 68 through the hamlet of East Brady


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PA 59 crossing the confluence of Kinzua Creek and the Allegheny Reservoir


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This really has nothing to do with roads, but I just wanted to plug Kinzua Bridge State Park because it's got to be one of the coolest and most unheralded public spaces in this part of the country. In short, a 100-year-and-change-old railroad bridge was destroyed by a tornado a little over a decade ago and rather than do something silly like clean up the resulting mess, PA DCNR decided to leave it as is and let people wander amongst the wreckage at their leisure. Must-see for anyone who happens to find themselves on the PA Northern Tier at some point.


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PA 120, arguably the state's "loneliest road" as it traverses the physiographic region called "The Deep Valleys."


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PA 120 entering Renovo, a town so lost it didn't even have cell service until 2011.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on December 15, 2015, 01:45:03 AM
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Hancock Ave (PA 66 Alt) through the old company town of Vandergrift


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Coming down PA 66 towards the outskirts of Kittanning and the U.S. 422/PA 28 bridge.


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Split-level portion of U.S. 219 north of Ridgway, PA


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Another non-road plug of a (somewhat more renowned) must-see state park, Letchworth in New York. This trestle over the Upper Falls of the Genesee River is 140 years old and is slated to be demolished in the very near future as Norfolk Southern builds a new span.


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Losing light on NY 242


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Road sign art outside the PennDOT office in Meadville


Bonus footage - last weekend as I was driving home from DC, I was treated to a rarely amazing sunset along I-70 in Maryland:

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Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: vdeane on December 15, 2015, 03:42:42 PM
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Another non-road plug of a (somewhat more renowned) must-see state park, Letchworth in New York. This trestle over the Upper Falls of the Genesee River is 140 years old and is slated to be demolished in the very near future as Norfolk Southern builds a new span.
Very near is right.  It starts going down this Thursday.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on December 15, 2015, 05:50:10 PM
Very near is right.  It starts going down this Thursday.

Wow, I just made it. I read it was offered to be turned over to the State but the State didn't want to deal with it, which is a shame because if made appropriately safe it could have made for an awesome overlook/easier means for crossing between the trails on opposite sides of the gorge.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Mr_Northside on December 16, 2015, 03:42:01 PM
I've always found this moment (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2163238,-79.4152128,3a,75y,321.02h,76.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPI8NXnEcEPDazMECyvccTw!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!5m1!1e4) to be fairly breathtaking, you burst out of the woods and suddenly there's quite an expansive view ahead. I don't recall ever having noticed seeing the skyscrapers from here (though I wouldn't have been keeping an eye out for them), but it strikes me as a spot where it might be possible, if anywhere along 130 is.

Once you're that far down off the ridge (even though your still high up enough for that view), you're too low to see downtown PGH.  It's up higher in the wooded section (so you have to peer thru the trees).  You can also see the taller buildings from the top of Three Mile Hill on PA-31 as well.


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I've been meaning to check out the Kinzua Bridge SP ever since the tornado.
I'd been up there and walked across the bridge a couple of times before it was destroyed, but just haven't been that far north since.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: Pete from Boston on December 16, 2015, 09:45:53 PM

I've always found this moment (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2163238,-79.4152128,3a,75y,321.02h,76.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPI8NXnEcEPDazMECyvccTw!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!5m1!1e4) to be fairly breathtaking, you burst out of the woods and suddenly there's quite an expansive view ahead. I don't recall ever having noticed seeing the skyscrapers from here (though I wouldn't have been keeping an eye out for them), but it strikes me as a spot where it might be possible, if anywhere along 130 is.

Once you're that far down off the ridge (even though your still high up enough for that view), you're too low to see downtown PGH.  It's up higher in the wooded section (so you have to peer thru the trees).  You can also see the taller buildings from the top of Three Mile Hill on PA-31 as well.


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I've been meaning to check out the Kinzua Bridge SP ever since the tornado.
I'd been up there and walked across the bridge a couple of times before it was destroyed, but just haven't been that far north since.

I've been there twice, but still haven't walked across the valley floor.  I am filled with awe and dread there, though less so now that the park interpretive program has shifted to embrace the destruction. 
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on December 16, 2015, 10:51:41 PM
I've been there twice, but still haven't walked across the valley floor.  I am filled with awe and dread there, though less so now that the park interpretive program has shifted to embrace the destruction.

I was frankly astonished that there's basically no restriction on where people can walk around. I could have spent another hour or two there but didn't want to run out of daylight with that much driving left to do.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: D-Dey65 on December 17, 2015, 02:17:10 AM
Very near is right.  It starts going down this Thursday.

Wow, I just made it. I read it was offered to be turned over to the State but the State didn't want to deal with it, which is a shame because if made appropriately safe it could have made for an awesome overlook/easier means for crossing between the trails on opposite sides of the gorge.
Could you still grab the railings without the risk of them breaking off in your hands?

And I thought I was on shaky ground walking on the turntable of Greenport LIRR station back in September.

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Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: empirestate on December 17, 2015, 02:38:42 AM
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Another non-road plug of a (somewhat more renowned) must-see state park, Letchworth in New York. This trestle over the Upper Falls of the Genesee River is 140 years old and is slated to be demolished in the very near future as Norfolk Southern builds a new span.
Very near is right.  It starts going down this Thursday.

Wow, I had no idea that was happening! I remember discovering the scary way that the bridge was still in use. Rather a Stand By Me moment, if you can imagine…
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on March 15, 2016, 12:18:11 AM
It hardly even feels like we had a winter this year; while the larger-scale ramifications of this may be cause for some concern, I'm not going to complain about how easy it's made it to stay on the road over the past few months.

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Main St, Akron (1/16)


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OH 39 through Amish country (1/16)


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OH 39 still, in the vicinity of Mechanicstown (1/16)


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5th St, East Liverpool, OH (1/16)


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I don't think it gets much more Pittsburgh than this view down Itin St (2/16)


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PA 286 through quaint Saltsburg (2/16)


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PA 253/453 somewhere in Clearfield County (2/16)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on March 15, 2016, 12:43:34 AM
And then this past weekend, having to drive my roommate to the airport at 6 a.m. inspired me to seize the day and just keep driving. Completely traversed West Virginia and ended up in DC 15 hours later, it turned out to honestly be one of my favorite insane day drives ever.


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Foggy Pennsylvania Ave in Monaca, PA


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WV 2 through Weirton passes right through the middle of the old Weirton Steel plant, which is now operates at like 1/6 of its former capacity


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The Market St Bridge across the Ohio into Steubenville in the fog


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WV 2 through downtown Wheeling


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Main St on the south side of Wheeling, with the I-470 bridge in the distance


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There is a Hare Krishna temple in the middle of nowhere in Marshall County, WV, viewed here from McCreary's Ridge Rd


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U.S. 250, starting to really feel like West by-God Virginia


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Yup


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U.S. 119 constituting Morgantown's High St


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WV 32 descending into the Canaan Valley


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U.S. 33 approaching the Seneca Rocks


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More U.S. 33


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Finally out of the mountains and into the Shenandoah Valley, ridgeline of Massanutten in the background


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U.S. 33 through Harrisonburg, VA


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Saturday night on I-395 heading into DC


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Soup-like fog on PA 160 on the way home Sunday afternoon
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: kkt on March 16, 2016, 10:45:36 PM
Thanks for posting the pics!  Far too much of my driving is city crawling and I-5.
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on October 27, 2016, 03:28:14 PM
Big dump! From the last seven months' worth of driving.

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U.S. 22 eastbound, approaching the back side of the Allegheny Front (5/16)


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U.S. 22 descending into Altoona (5/16)


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Coming into Downtown Scranton on the Scranton Expressway (5/16)


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Spruce St, Downtown Scranton (5/16)


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Philadelphia skyline from the western end of the Ben Franklin Bridge (5/16)


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Storm clouds over Blue Mountain and the PA Turnpike near Carlisle (5/16)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on October 27, 2016, 03:36:51 PM

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WV 218 through the patch town of Idamay (7/16)


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U.S. 119 entering Grafton, WV (7/16)


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U.S. 119 (Main St), Grafton (7/16)


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Corridor H westbound near Elkins, WV (7/16)


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Drawbridge in Milwaukee where the entire section of road just raises up - I don't remember ever having seen one like this before, as opposed to the ones that part in the middle and incline (7/16)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on October 27, 2016, 04:01:31 PM

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Rainy Pittsburgh from I-376 (10/16)


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PA 844 in West Middletown (10/16)


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Expansive vista from PA 231 (10/16)


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Putnam St, Marietta, OH (10/16)


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OH 833 following the Ohio River towards Pomeroy (10/16)


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U.S. 33 bridge over the Ohio River (10/16)


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U.S. 50 somewhere in Ritchie County, WV (10/16)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on October 27, 2016, 04:09:57 PM
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PA 31 at the top of Three Mile Hill in Westmoreland County, facing west - note that you can pick out the U.S. Steel Building in Downtown Pittsburgh on the horizon, roughly 30 miles away (10/16)


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I-270 and the lights of Frederick at twilight (10/16)


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The constellation of Uniontown from U.S. 40 atop Chestnut Ridge (10/16)


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PA 136 through West Newton at night (10/16)


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Following Rondout Creek on Peekamoose Rd in the back woods of the Catskills (10/16)


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NY 214 through the Catskills, snow in the upper reaches of the mountains (10/16)


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Tannersville had gotten some snow (10/16)


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NY 23A, hiking along the shoulder to get to the Kaaterskill Falls trailhead (10/16)
Title: Re: A non-roadgeek's road photos across America, 2010-
Post by: wphiii on October 27, 2016, 04:19:47 PM

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U.S. 9 through Lake George, NY on a brisk, quiet morning (10/16)


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NY 9N near Ticonderoga (10/16)


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Montcalm St crossing La Chute River into Ticonderoga (10/16)


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NY 22 southbound (10/16)


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More NY 22 (10/16)


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Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) west of Gettysburg, PA (10/16)


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Lincoln Highway again (10/16)


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PA 31, the Glades Pike (10/16)


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Glades Pike still (10/16)