Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Flickr Road Trip Map

Since I've been on the road trip and since I've uploaded pictures to Flickr, Flickr has added a very cool map where you can place your photos on them and it displays them in the order you uploaded them. I was looking at it today and if you click the right arrow you can trace our trip across the country through the pictures I took. Check it out here.

Monday, November 06, 2006

No Top Ten for me

Well the Canon Photography finalists are up and I unfortunately am not one of them. Which is okay the ones that did get submitted are amazing, even though its hard to tell since they only allow you to view thumbnail sizes, but still. so head on over and vote.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Day 34: Photo Dump Theme: Monumental

It has certainly been a while since I've posted here but I have some time on my hands and figured I would show you all some pictures from the rest of our trip. Today its all about Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

Tears In Freedom:

The Grand Terrace:
This image was inspired by one I saw in my History of Photography class. We were discussing the rise of the snapshot. A photographer took a picture of someone taking a picture of Mount Rushmore, as a kind of comment on the snapshot. I thought of this along similar lines.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Day 26 and Day 28: Photo Dump: Nothingness?

In both Bryce and Death Valley there seems to be nothing there. But in reality there is all kinds of plants and animals living in some of the harshest environments.

Photo Facts

At this blog I have posted 25 photos via ten posts. During the trip I took a total of 6605 photos. Meaning I have only posted. 0.0037% of total photos. At my slice of Flickr I've posted 75 images from the road trip, which works out to be 0.011% of my total photos.

Over the course of the following weeks, and months. I'll be posting more and more photos from the trip. I'll never post them all, because quick frankly not all of them are good enough to be even be on the net, but there is still a lot more I'd like to share. So please do not remove that bookmark just yet; this is simply another stop in our journey.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


This will be the first of many posts summarizing and providing conclusion for our trip.

In previous posts I have talked about the Canon National Park Photo Contest. After further review I discovered that it really is a rights grab. Which means that they are looking for the rights to use my picture without giving me credit if they desire. I thought about it for a while and decided that I'm going to submit one or two of my pictures anyways, it will at least get noticed. Otherwise it will just sit in my flickr account page just being seen by the handful of people who have already commented. So here it is: Its called Up and Away and its from the Spanish Missions National Park in Texas.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Day 28 & 29: Rocks Both Big and Red

Frist Teton picture for this trip and another of Bryce Canyon.

Day 30 Photo Dump: Hot Pools

Now that most of the pictures are said and done I'll be going back posting more and more to previous days. and Soon Alie will be posting some images as well. Here are two more pictures from Yellowstone National Park.

Friday, July 28, 2006

UPDATES on the Bounty!

Alright The day after I published the UPDATES Ahoy! post. The updates changed again. So here is the final word on them.

A. The power block arrived while we were in Virginia City. So thats excellent! I haven't used it yet but now that we are a little more stationary I'm going to unload my computers hard drive of pictures and add them to the now powered external.

B. BOA reversed the charges. Manuvering through thier phone support is annyoing and tricky but it worked. I also contected the booking agency and explianed to them the problem. They have taken notes and as far as I cal tell wil not be any more trouble.

C. We got the GPS and we returned the old one. I have yet to ask Alie if the charge disappeared but I cannot see why it wouldn't have.

So thats that. All that ends well is well or something like that. Anyways I'm very glad we got it all done and things sorted themselves without much argivation sans BOA and the booking agency.And we'eve learned a lot.

As I said in a previous post will be posting a lot more to this site to give a sense of conclusion with stuff like what we learned our favorite experiances and other fun facts like our highest price of gas and such. so pay attention there will also be a quiz later.

Hear Me Ramble on the Radio!

At this blog I tend to ramble on and on and on. Well while Alie and I were traveling from Cleveland OH to Binghamton. We were listening to NPR and we stumbled upon this local channel that had a show about travel. I thought this was a great chance to talk about Alie and I's experience, so I called up and was on the air! However I was really nervous and it came out as a stream of consciousness. So click the following link and be ready to not only read my rambles but also HEAR me ramble!

And if you want to download the show you can go here and right/option click on the mp3 links and select 'download file.' The show I'm on is from Wenesday 7-26-06 and its titled Travel Special!

Day 37, 38 and 39: I've Traveled Every Road in this Here Land!

This will be one of our last times together. The reasons we have not been posting very often is that there has not been much to tell after we left Binghamton. In Binghamton we visited our friend Patty. She was a visual art major in college and is returning to Boston to tech and be an aid for a special needs child. Her parents were gracious enough to feed us and give us a place to stay. In Binghamton we exchanged stories about the summer quoted funny times in cartoons and then saw Superman Returns and I must say that it is truly awesome! Bryan Singer has done it again; made people who might not normally enjoy Superman or a super hero movie in general and brought out the universal story that anyone can appreciate. Then the next morning we talked some more and headed to Utica, NY.

Where I am currently posting from. Here we've met many many family members helped set up the tables, decorated the reception tent and making sure everything goes well. Right now Alie is getting her nails done and then off to the rehearsal for the singers and the general wedding rehearsal. My job has been manual labor and largely staying out of the way. So much stuff is happening that I'm afraid that I'll muck things up so the best place for me right now is here in "the Den" posting and listing to the freshly bought Tom Petty album Highway Companion and of course the essential Johnny Cash rendition of I've Been Everywhere. After all the wedding mayhem is said and done Alie and I will be posting our final thoughts, share our best and worst experiences of the trip and a lot of other stuff like photo dumps and such. But for now just sit back, relax and listen to these good tunes while you read the following stats: (that include to Binghamton and to Utica)

Total visited: 60% of the USA! Rock on!
Distance: 482.7mi
Moving Average: 55.8mph
Overall Average: 48.5mph
Moving Time: 8h 38m
Stopped: 1h 18m
Total Time: 9h 57m
Wrong Turns: 1 or 2. I dunno.
Distance to go: That was fun lets do it again next year! ;)

I was totin my pack along the long dusty Winnamucka road
When along came a semi with a high canvas covered load
If your goin' to Winnamucka, Mack with me you can ride
And so I climbed into the cab and then I setteled down inside
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
And I said, "Listen! I've traveled every road in this here land!"

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breatherd the mountain air, man
Travel - I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere...