What an amazing journey it was. A little recap…
I left Caprinteria, California the evening of Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 to drive across the country. Final destination: Anderson, South Carolina. I wanted to get across Los Angeles, spend the night in Joshua Tree, and begin the journey fresh from there on Sunday morning.
California to Arizona to New Mexico to Texas to Oklahoma to Arkansas to Tennessee to North Carolina to Georgia to South Carolina. Ten nights on the road, staying in Joshua Tree, Phoenix, White Sands, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, and Nashville. With all the detours, 3,000 miles driven.
I stopped when I wanted to, shot what I needed to, ate more than I should have. I met old friends and made new ones along the way. I fell in love with parts of this country I’d never seen, stood in awe of epic natural beauty, and more than once wondered why the hell so many of us cram into cities like Los Angeles when there’s more than enough space for everyone out here. (I can hear you New Mexican’s now… shhhh don’t tell them!!)
I made an effort to shoot every sunrise and every sunset. Didn’t catch them all, and some didn’t catch me, but I collected a few along the way.
I’ll be assembling a picture book and offering that on this site. It was such a beautiful journey, and I’m very pleased with many of the photos made, and I hope you’ll support the effort and consider adding the book to your collection. Soon I’ll be assembling the Wallpaper pack, as well. [Edit: it’s here]
Here’s a collection of every entry to this log along the way. Also the photos can be viewed on flickr, here.
The final photo. Just before leaving North Carolina for a short stint in Georgia, the sun set, the rainbow bowed, and the traffic lights turned red one last time.
This is the end. Beautiful Friend. This is the end.