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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #450 on: December 12, 2018, 09:42:34 AM »

Where the hell is everyone!?!

Presumably still in bed being unwilling to get up at sunrise on a Saturday morning to wander downtown.  Given I was five streets over from the Capitol it probably really speaks to the Monday through Friday nature of government work. 
Living in Dover, I can attest to that.  On days when I take off early from work, I'm surprised by how many people actually are in downtown Monday-Friday 8-4:30 (considering the DelDOT complex is on the outskirts of Dover).

Likewise, Montgomery is a sleepy little town on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #451 on: December 12, 2018, 10:06:56 AM »

This is probably my best shot of 2018. The Zion – Mount Carmel Highway in Zion National Park as seen from the Canyon Overlook.



I have taken that exact same picture from that exact same spot in late April 2017.  Same with the last picture of Max's shown above:

IMG_1429 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

Also-perhaps we should do a "best photos of 2018" thread?  It might be easier to choose a favorite photo from your own collection when you narrow the selection pool down to one particular year.  Choosing my favorite photos from all-time sounds like much more of a daunting decision to make haha.
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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #452 on: December 12, 2018, 10:18:09 AM »

I have taken that exact same picture from that exact same spot in late April 2017.  Same with the last picture of Max's shown above:

I have the tunnel picture, too. These are two of the iconic road shots in the US. I have another very iconic shot that was taken 2 days later (possibly my second-best shot of 2018):

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #453 on: December 12, 2018, 11:58:18 AM »

Where the hell is everyone!?!

Presumably still in bed being unwilling to get up at sunrise on a Saturday morning to wander downtown.  Given I was five streets over from the Capitol it probably really speaks to the Monday through Friday nature of government work. 
Living in Dover, I can attest to that.  On days when I take off early from work, I'm surprised by how many people actually are in downtown Monday-Friday 8-4:30 (considering the DelDOT complex is on the outskirts of Dover).

Likewise, Montgomery is a sleepy little town on Saturdays and Sundays.

Lansing is also the same way.  In fact when I was in High School I went through Drivers Ed driving around the Capitol complex. 

Regarding a 2018 I just noticed Asphalt started one, I’ll contribute probably tonight.   

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #454 on: December 13, 2018, 06:16:56 PM »

Where the hell is everyone!?!

Presumably still in bed being unwilling to get up at sunrise on a Saturday morning to wander downtown.  Given I was five streets over from the Capitol it probably really speaks to the Monday through Friday nature of government work.

Ahh, yes that makes sense. Didn't realize it was a weekend.

Your images reminded me to look at my own images from Sacramento when I drove through last September. Lots of Clearview!
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« Reply #455 on: December 13, 2018, 07:13:13 PM »

Where the hell is everyone!?!

Presumably still in bed being unwilling to get up at sunrise on a Saturday morning to wander downtown.  Given I was five streets over from the Capitol it probably really speaks to the Monday through Friday nature of government work.

Ahh, yes that makes sense. Didn't realize it was a weekend.

Your images reminded me to look at my own images from Sacramento when I drove through last September. Lots of Clearview!

I was really looking forward to that weekend.  I had a solid list of everything I wanted in the city in terms of old highways and transportation infrastructure.   I actually killed the battery taking photos which I haven’t done in a long time.  Oddly I’d almost kind of compare Sacramento to how Seattle is.  Old Sacramento and Pioneer Square both are on raised street grids, both have similar vintage structures to boot.  I thought the old CA 70/99 button copy BGS on Capitol and 5th was a nice find.  It’s taken me all week to do my blog series entry and I still have some stuff left to go before I publish it. 

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #456 on: December 27, 2018, 02:11:12 PM »

Truth in advertising; the following isn't my best photo. It is a little blurry and off-centered. I did some touch up work on it, in photoshop.
But for those who like toilet humor in the road signs, I might have to find a way to include some 'Pee Pee' in the Portsmouth (Ohio) Roadmeet come this spring...



(look at the township name, not the road name)
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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #457 on: January 07, 2019, 11:52:46 PM »

US 163 from Mile Marker 13 (Forest Gump Viewpoint) looking towards Monument Valley back in 2015.  This was a pain in the ass to get because I had to be on the center stripe and wait for no cars to be coming.  It probably helped that there was a flag zone a couple miles ahead in the picture for a resurfacing project. 

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« Reply #458 on: January 09, 2019, 01:22:17 PM »

Looking through some photos on my PC and I found this one from last June. It’s the Capital Beltway as seen from the WMATA Yellow Line during the afternoon rush hour, looking to the west. The backed-up traffic is all heading towards the Wilson Bridge over the Potomac; the two lanes to the viewer’s far left are an on-ramp from Telegraph Road and the next two lanes (where the truck is) are the “Local” carriageway. The next carriageway (“Thru”) was oddly empty—it’s usually congested too at that time of day. I don’t remember whether some incident caused it to be empty that day. (Edited to add: A Google search reveals that there had been a fatal truck crash, resulting in a fire, in the Outer Loop “Thru” lanes earlier that day.)

I like the picture because of the combination of the lighting (especially the way the sun’s rays shine down from that cloud), the sense of the multiple carriageways, the view from above, and the weird situation of the heavy traffic to the left with the other lanes so empty.

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #459 on: January 09, 2019, 05:17:10 PM »

Damn photobucket watermark...ugh. Great shot of a rare sight!

OT: I hope that photo was taken from one of the newer Yellow Line trains. That photo looks so damn humid, and those new 7000-series carriages pump out A/C like it's going out of fashion. I was downright cold riding the Blue Line back in August.
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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #460 on: January 09, 2019, 05:52:36 PM »

Damn photobucket watermark...ugh. Great shot of a rare sight!

OT: I hope that photo was taken from one of the newer Yellow Line trains. That photo looks so damn humid, and those new 7000-series carriages pump out A/C like it's going out of fashion. I was downright cold riding the Blue Line back in August.

No idea what series railcar I was riding that day. It was last June 20 and I don't remember from day to day whether I got a new train or not.
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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #461 on: January 10, 2019, 12:20:43 AM »

Probably would have helped if I actually posted my US 163 photo:

IMG_1785 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

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« Reply #462 on: January 10, 2019, 08:47:59 AM »

Damn photobucket watermark...ugh. ….

I re-uploaded it [/color][/size] and edited my post. Hopefully the watermark is gone now.
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« Reply #463 on: January 10, 2019, 01:22:07 PM »

Damn photobucket watermark...ugh. ….

I re-uploaded it [/color][/size] and edited my post. Hopefully the watermark is gone now.

It is, though it's stuck at 640x480.

For the record, the watermark on your photo wasn't specifically bothering me, as much as the whole concept of Photobucket watermarking the photos does.

Probably would have helped if I actually posted my US 163 photo:
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/33055442312_cf31e53bbb_k.jpg

Before reading your OP above, I was thinking there was a TV or film connection. Very iconic view.
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« Reply #464 on: January 10, 2019, 04:30:45 PM »

Damn photobucket watermark...ugh. ….

I re-uploaded it [/color][/size] and edited my post. Hopefully the watermark is gone now.

It is, though it's stuck at 640x480.

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That's because when I uploaded it and it asked me which size to use, I selected 640x480 because I know the moderators ask that images be kept under 800x600 if possible. The other size Tapatalk offered was larger than that.
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« Reply #465 on: January 10, 2019, 08:18:42 PM »

Damn photobucket watermark...ugh. ….

I re-uploaded it [/color][/size] and edited my post. Hopefully the watermark is gone now.

It is, though it's stuck at 640x480.

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That's because when I uploaded it and it asked me which size to use, I selected 640x480 because I know the moderators ask that images be kept under 800x600 if possible. The other size Tapatalk offered was larger than that.

The forum software resizes widths to 800, but not height. I think you have to link to a ginormous image for it to ignore resizing.

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #466 on: January 10, 2019, 10:55:53 PM »

Grabbed this shot the other day. An old brick alignment of US 92 (or what I believe was US 92) in the Tiger Bay State Forest between DeLand and Daytona Beach, Florida.

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« Reply #467 on: January 10, 2019, 11:05:15 PM »

Grabbed this shot the other day. An old brick alignment of US 92 (or what I believe was US 92) in the Tiger Bay State Forest between DeLand and Daytona Beach, Florida.



Glad you reminded me that was there, about to return to Florida this Sunday.  I'm placing a huge emphasis on places I lived since I'm not happy with my photo stock.  This is the former US 17/92 on the Old Tampa Highway near Lake Buena Vista:

IMG_4038 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

Interestingly Old Tampa Highway is still an active through route.  It even has a Polk County boundary monolith from 1930:

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #468 on: January 11, 2019, 02:43:26 AM »



That is a really interesting typo ("citurs" vs "citrus") on the one face.
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« Reply #469 on: January 11, 2019, 09:05:17 AM »



That is a really interesting typo ("citurs" vs "citrus") on the one face.

Yeah imagine going through all that effort to build that thing only for a typo to be what stands the test of time. 

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« Reply #470 on: January 11, 2019, 11:32:00 AM »

Damn photobucket watermark...ugh. ….

I re-uploaded it [/color][/size] and edited my post. Hopefully the watermark is gone now.

It is, though it's stuck at 640x480.

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That's because when I uploaded it and it asked me which size to use, I selected 640x480 because I know the moderators ask that images be kept under 800x600 if possible. The other size Tapatalk offered was larger than that.

The forum software resizes widths to 800, but not height. I think you have to link to a ginormous image for it to ignore resizing.

What I was referring to is that the forum guidelines say the following. I know it isn't necessarily always enforced, but since Tapatalk asked which size to use, I figured I might as well use the one that complied with this:

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« Reply #471 on: January 11, 2019, 11:27:55 PM »

San Francisquito Canyon Road on the right and Old San Francisquito Canyon Road on the left.  The road on the left heads up the ruins of St. Francis Dam which failed in 1928:

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« Reply #472 on: January 12, 2019, 01:39:10 AM »

Probably would have helped if I actually posted my US 163 photo:

IMG_1785 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

This is one of my Monument Valley photos:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/UT/US/163/US163_UT_cl_13_south_Mar13_24x16.jpg
Taken all the way back in 2013.  Time flies.
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« Reply #473 on: January 12, 2019, 09:10:56 AM »

My photo from that spot is from September 2015. Unfortunately, it's at the wrong angle compared to how Forrest Gump was shown because my wife wouldn't cooperate (she felt it wasn't safe to stand in the road on a highway with a 65-mph speed limit).



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« Reply #474 on: January 12, 2019, 12:58:16 PM »

(she felt it wasn't safe to stand in the road on a highway with a 65-mph speed limit).

He he.  I remember one time, my sister and her friends and I were driving from Denver back to northwestern Kansas in the evening after dark.  My sister was driving, and she was getting tired, worried about falling asleep at the wheel.  So she pulled over on the side of the road, and we all got out and started doing stretches and jumping-jacks in the middle of US-36.
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