Some of you, whether friends, family, or frequent visitors, know that I took a road trip last summer. The 2014 TX, NM, & OK WHIRLWIND ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO TOUR, I called it. Some 2600 miles traveled over 13 days, covering 3 states, 10 cities and one hell of a thunderstorm.
It may surprise no one that I’m thinking of another road trip. This time, however, I’m not so sure of where I want to go or what I want to focus on — literally. And I’m open to suggestion.
So far, I’ve come up with these trip ideas. Some are not exactly “road trips.” But they likely would be a lot of fun.
- Dash to the Borders (Dallas to Laredo to Duluth back to Dallas) [I’m nothing if not a bit ambitious.]
- Florida Keys
- Palo Dura Canyon / Amarillo / Oklahoma / Arkansas
- Panama / Ecuador / Colombia / Peru / Chile / Costa Rica
- Follow the Mississippi River to its headwaters — Lake Itasca, MN
The trip to Latin/Central America is more of a flight and then figuring out how I get from country to country. Since I plan on retiring to that part of the world, eventually, it might be a good idea to do a little investigating beforehand.
The downside is that it’s difficult to travel with very much photo gear unless one has a budget and, likely, an assistant. So I may have to strip things to a bare minimum. Perhaps, even go so far as to abandon my Canon DSLR and go to one of the smaller, mirrorless cameras that have become so popular.
As I said, I’m open to suggestion. Do you have any ideas where I might go for a couple weeks that will result in: 1) a great experience, and 2) great photographs?
I’d like to hear what you have to say. "Likes" are always welcome but it's really the content of your thoughts I'm after.
Lawrence Standifer Stevens has been accused of far worse than having a name that's just way too long. He's a triple threat — he paints, he shoots, he writes, he does voiceovers, and he tells a remarkably boring story that often has listeners on the verge of piercing their eardrums. Wait. That's five threats. But who's counting? Visit his galleries and see his photography right next to his artwork. Amazing how he does that! Putting them so close together. Who'd a-thunk?