Long Lonesome Highway

 
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Descent into the San Juan River Valley, Utah.
This is from a 35mm print. I developed the film and made the print myself.

The image of this photo has haunted me for the past 25 years. I could see it in my mind, but I couldn't remember what I did with it. Tonight, I found the book I put it in, along with many many other prints that I made.

I was driving from Colorado to Arizona when I came upon this scene. I just stopped my truck and sat there in amazement for a very long time.

Fortunately, I had the presence of mind to take a few photographs. This is the best of the lot.

I've just got to get back to this place someday. I know where it is, I just have to go there.

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Guest - Jan 02, 2006 04:12 PM EDT
Thanks Zoya. In case you ever do go, it is near Mexican Hat, Utah. It's on US Highway 163.
Guest - Jan 01, 2006 08:06 PM EDT
Gary this is wonderful, spectacular, breathtaking. hmmm what else can I add to that. I really want to see this place myself some time.. Thank you for finding and sharing this inspiring photo
Guest - Jan 01, 2006 05:09 PM EDT
Thanks sparkle. I love that color too. It sure is beautiful in that country.
Guest - Dec 31, 2005 08:11 PM EDT
really great shot. I just love the orange of the mountains and desert.
Guest - Dec 31, 2005 02:54 PM EDT
Thanks Alex and Alandra. And Happy New Year to you and yours too. Today is an extra special day for me and Marsha. It is the anniversary of the day we got together, New Year's Eve 1968/1969. We celebrate it every year. Rather quietly in recent years.
Guest - Dec 31, 2005 02:24 PM EDT
am so happy for you, that you found this, Gary - and for us, that you can now share it. It's great. The colours are wonderful. Hope you can get back there again soon, also. all the best for 2006 to you and Marsha.
Guest - Dec 31, 2005 08:15 AM EDT
WOW!! what an awesome shot.It looks like the highway ends there.

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