Fri 12-Jul-13 02:49 AM | edited Fri 12-Jul-13 02:52 AM by LightMeter
I took the D300 and 3 film cameras to cover the route from Joplin, MO to OK City. Wish the lighting and sky was better. After using the 18-70 for all, I may get the 18-135 for the extra reach. The 18-200 is a little too expensive, at least for now.
1. Downtown Joplin 2. There's only 13 miles of 66 in KS, but it's cool to cruise. 3. Cars on the Route, a new restaurant/gift shop in Galena KS. 4. Rainbow Bridge near Riverton, KS. 5. This sign is no longer "correct". US 66 was decertified in 1985. This sign was not here during my last visit in 2010. Galena, KS 6. Route 66 Visitor's Center Baxter Springs, KS. 7. This sign had to be moved a few years ago because the new property owner did not want the structure it sat on originally. The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture raised funds and was able to get it moved. I think the neon lights up at night. Tulsa, OK. 8. Sapulpa, about 10 miles west of Tulsa 9. Depew, OK.
Rick. Tonight I'll post a few B&W and Kodachrome look.
Tom. You didn't take any pics? Was that before you became a Nikonian?
Bill. Yes it would take a month to drive it from Chicago to LA. Following 66 is not as easy as it sounds. It seems simple, for example in Tulsa, left on 193rd, right on 11th, 11th will go into 10th for a short distance, the back into 11th, left on Southwest Blvd. But it turned out to be like-"Where's 193rd....OK forget 193rd, how do I get to 11th...How did I end up on 12th....This is not Southwest Blvd" That's why I wish it was still a US Highway, so every turn would have a sign with the direction you need to go.
D7100 D300, F4e, N90s, N6006, N2000, N6000, D40, N5005, black F2 eye level, chrome F2AS, black Nikomat FTN
Non Nikons: Pentax 645, Pentax ME Super, Pentax Spotmatic II, Minoltas SRT 102, SRT 202, Maxxums 7000 and 7000i, Praktica LB, Kiev 4 rangefinder, Canons TX, A1, FT QL, EF, EOS 630
Sat 13-Jul-13 12:12 AM | edited Sat 13-Jul-13 01:00 AM by LightMeter
>Very nice photographs thank you for sharing Bill. I >especially like number seven and eight. Is the clock still >there and working?, looks great the way you positioned the >tree and clock.
Yes the clock was working. Here are more.
1. Rock Creek Bridge. It carries traffic on an older alignment of 66. But to my surprise, it was closed because it failed an inspection. So I did not get to drive across it this time. If you look closely, the bridge frames the Tee Pee Drive In. Sapulpa, OK
2-3. What's left of the Tee Pee Drive In. It was fenced off and I couldn't go on the property. Sapulpa
4.Rock Cafe. It was built in the late 1930s with stones unearthed during the paving of 66. It burned about 5 years ago, but fortunately rebuilt. This is where people asked me if I was a pro photog when I had the Pentax 645 on the tripod. Stroud, OK
5. Skyliner motel. When I stayed there in 2004 the M-O-T-E-L letters were neon, but replaced with plastic ones that don't look as good. Stroud
Mon 22-Jul-13 03:04 AM | edited Mon 22-Jul-13 03:08 AM by LightMeter
1-2. Blue Whale Catoosa, OK.
3. I like old business signs. Chandler, OK
4. The best way to cruise 66. Joplin, MO
5. Viaduct just west of KS/MO state line.
6. About the same location as the viaduct.
7. There's a stretch of an original alignment of 66 between Afton and Miami in NE Oklahoma that is 9 feet wide. It's called the "sidewalk highway". In many places you can't see it-the gravel completely covers it. But it looks good right here.
8. On the way home. Tucker Tower in Lake Murray State Park near Ardmore, OK. It was hazy and the tower was about a half mile away. Even with some post, the lighting still looks awful. 300 f/4 screwdrive AF for this one.
Very cool images! Thanks for sharing! I have only had the opportunity of traveling once on Route 66 while briefly in Arizona. Someday I would like to spend more time traveling on that road and capturing nice images like these. Thanks again!