Big empty spaces.

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Comments (19)

not1word on August 5, 2009

The location of this is very approximate. I just pulled over to catch those snowy peaks off in the distance across the hot sagebrush plain. It was remarkable how much color there was out in the "desert", and the sagebrush was really smelling great.

D.R.Lamont on August 5, 2009

great shot! I love that wide open view, and that little puff of cloud fits in just perfectly.

not1word on August 5, 2009

Thank you, Don. That cloud is what helped convince me to stop on this one. It's really quite amazing how empty things can be out in the the big stretches North America's western areas.

mardrl on August 6, 2009

This is dynamite full size.! The color is great.

whoelius on August 6, 2009

Same with this place. I love the purity.

someGuyinmasset on August 6, 2009

Hey n1w, I really like this one, gave it a best of. I'm sorely disappointed though, of all pictures this one should be mapped exactly where you were, a few feet one way or the other could make all the difference.

not1word on August 7, 2009

Thank you very much, Margot. It seemed like a likely candidate.

I'm glad you like the areas, whoelius. They can seem a bit inhospitable, but there are some folks who call these places home, and they seem to enjoy it. Cheers!

Thank you very much, too, Guy. Most kind of you, to be sure. Yeah, I know what you're talking about with the accuracy in mapping thing. I just know that I'm going to read about some poor Norwegian who spent the better part of three days trying to replicate this one, and ended up dead from exposure and frustration.

someGuyinmasset on August 8, 2009

Not much chance of that n1w, I don't think anything can kill a Norwegian, maybe an upper-class British twit could lose his way and meet an untimely demise.

not1word on August 8, 2009

Well, we do have to look out for the weakest of our tribe, Guy, so I'll go ahead and retrace my steps to more accurately portray the exact location of this scene.

Well, on second thought, no, I won't. That corner of Oregon is a beastly horrible slow-paced place. They'll just have to look out for themselves.

lujun1964 on August 9, 2009

It's very beautiful,especially the clouds!

Cal Kimola Brown on August 9, 2009

Smashing colour and composition. Makes me wanna get in the car and just drive.

stoneboat on August 9, 2009

I love this one, N1W, but I had not one idea that Oregon could look like this! That's silly of course, because BC looks like this too, except not my part of it.


Oregon. Empty. Clouds.

Yup. Brilliant and Gold Star.

not1word on August 9, 2009

Thank you, Lujun. Those clouds are what caught my eye.

We, doggone it, Cal, go ahead, and see where you wind up! Warning: it can get a bit boring in the long empty stretches. But thanks for the great review!

It's the eastern half of the state that looks like this, stoneboat. Over in the western half, it's all mountains and trees and rocky seashore and more stuff that'll make you cry it's so pretty. I'm pleased that the bleakness isn't too off-putting, and that you liked it. Thank you!

larry e walton on August 15, 2009

n1w, when you get out on these state highways, in the midst of nowhere, do you get any neon withdrawl symptoms? how do you combat this?

larry e walton on August 15, 2009

oh, and i like this shot, very much. put some gravy on them mashed potatoes and i'll be by presently.

not1word on August 16, 2009

I carry a butane lighter with me, Larry, and when the cravings are more than I can take, I gaze at the bright light for a few moment, then all is well. One order of gravy, comin' up! Thanks for the visit! I'm glad it made you hungry.

Nacho pehinucu on August 25, 2009

Menudas extensiones que se pierden en el horizonte y parecen no tener fin. Qué diferente geografía la de ese país.

Saludos. Nacho

not1word on August 25, 2009

Sí, Nacho, allí es muchos diversos tipos de terreno en los Estados Unidos. Saludos a usted, también.

mildredsusanwells@gm… on February 9, 2012

I lived in Arock (pop 25) a couple of years as a kid. We played pinocle with the Beckers who lived in Rome (5 families that lived along the river) at the time. All the kids from the Y (Lynette and Patrick Wallace) went to school in Arock through the 8th grade. Kids west of the Y were home schooled. I graduated with Jenifer Loveland and Caliene Stitzel. Dad (Robert Grubbs) was our teacher. He had the 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

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    by not1word
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