Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Out West: Day Four

After waking up in a tipi at the Wigwam Motel on old Route 66, we decided to avoid the freeway for a while and instead opted to take a drive through town. Of course we didn't have to go far before finding plenty of old dinosaur statues. 

After stopping at all the dinosaurs we could find we finally got to our first planned stop for the day, the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park.

I tried my best to capture the colors and details that fill the landscape here but it's another one of those places that you have to see for yourself to truly appreciate.

Two hundred million year old trees.

We passed by this interesting looking abandoned gift shop/tourist trap and I immediately pulled off the high way to get photos. Unfortunately though it appeared that a group of people had taken up residence here and they didn't seem overly friendly so I snapped a couple quick photos and moved on.

Not only are there tipis and dinosaurs everywhere, there's also giant arrows.

The moon looked amazing this night. I'm not used to seeing it without all the light pollution.

Photos taken with a Canon Mark III, with a Canon 20mm f/2.8, Canon 50mm f/1.4, and Canon 135mm f/2.0 lens.

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