Photographing Route 66 – Part One of Many

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Mary and I have a plan to drive the entire Route 66 after we retire.  To wet our appetite we have decided to drive some sections, as time permits.  A couple of weeks ago, we spent a few hours driving it from Barstow to Victorville.  Here’s what you might see.

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Daggett, CA
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The punch list included signs, old buildings, and other interesting stuff.

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Daggett, CA
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These signs are in Barstow. The bottle tree forest is in Oro Grande, CA. Mary shot in color and I shot in infrared so we had good variety.  We wanted to use our tripods, but this is more like street photography and we had to walk around a lot and try to get the right angle, so we mostly hand-held.  A flexible zoom lens works well here.  I used my Canon 24-105 mm on a full frame sensor and it gave me all I needed. Mary is building a large Route 66 library.  We used these guidebooks to plan our trip:  “Route 66 Adventure Handbook” by Drew Knowles and “EZ 66 Guide for Travelers” by Jerry McClanahan. To see more of (and buy) our photos, please go to www.pamphotography.com.

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