I have been riding the Washington Metro since it opened in 1976, and I still enjoy the experience over four decades later. When it first opened, it was like the sci-fi future of 2001: A Space Odyssey had come to life – everything was sleek, doors opened automatically, the lighting was all indirect, the trains were nearly silent in their operation, etc. All of it was very heady stuff for those days. And now? Well… I think it still looks a lot more advanced than many other subway systems around the country, but it’s had a lot of things added for functionality that detract from the original sleek design.
Photo info: The Big Crater North Crater Trail Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Arco, Idaho November 2015 Kodak BW400CN film Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 ASPH III lens Leica M3 35mm film camera
One thing I love about being out in the American West are the skies. The enormous skies. The big, big skies. The skies that just seem to go forever. And they cover equally huge panoramas. Vistas that just fill your senses with. Wide. Open. Space. Taking representative photos of the west can be a real challenge, because so many times the resulting images look flat and lack any real sense of scale. But this is one that works that way for me; it’s our rental car, framed in the vast openness of the Gravelly Range in southwestern Montana.
Photo info: Big, big skies Gravelly Range Road Cameron, Montana September 2014 Eastman Double-X 5222 film Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 ASPH lens Leica M3 35mm film camera