On the Road By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 103 ) “Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.” ~Jacques-Henri Lartigue The Coffee Mug, Elko, NV The Steward, Butte Flying A, Truckee Thunderstorm, Montana The Crystal, Elko Loose in the Palouse Clouds, Washington Gus’s Lunch, Butte Silo, Washington “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Landscapes, Photography, Things I've Seen..., TravelTags: Butte, Elko, Fujifilm X-T2, Inspiration, Landscape Photography, Palouse, Rural, Travel Related Articles Zig Zag By Jane Lurie4 days ago ( 27 ) Dawn To Dusk By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 78 ) Summer in San Francisco By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 23 ) 103 comments › Dave Ply September 13, 2019 • 8:03 pm Another solid set, top to bottom. I especially like the thunderstorm skies. I suppose that’s an advantage to traveling through the open roads of the west – it’s easier to pull over and take it all in. I have to wonder though, was the motorcycle zooming through serendipity while pulled over, or shot through the windshield? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 13, 2019 • 8:49 pm Thanks so much, Dave. Agree about the open roads – so many vast uninhabited areas. Pretty sure I shot that through the windshield – I love motorcycles on roads like this! Glad you like it. Reply ↓ pointbreaklifestyle September 13, 2019 • 4:04 am Great photographs! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 13, 2019 • 8:01 am Thanks very much, Pointbreak. 😊 Reply ↓ Lane Erickson September 12, 2019 • 11:17 am Love your Thunderstorm, Montana image! Well done. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 12, 2019 • 4:12 pm Thanks so much, Lane. Much appreciated! Reply ↓ pattimoed September 10, 2019 • 9:46 pm Gorgeous, Jane and so well-observed. I love your photographic eye! And what a clean car mirror you have! :). 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 11, 2019 • 8:34 am Ha, Patti, true! Pleased you enjoyed these- these wonderful old towns are a dying breed. Thanks so much. 🤗 Reply ↓ pattimoed September 11, 2019 • 8:45 am So true, Jane. I’m glad you’re taking the time to capture them. Reply ↓ bluebrightly September 10, 2019 • 2:18 pm Where’s that multi-love button now? No favorites, I really do love them all. The crispness of the photos with signs is excellent. I like what you chose to include in the frame for Gus’ Lunch. The blue twilight of the streetscape – Crystal Theatre – just perfect. “Thunderstorm” is so well-conceived and carried out – just the right depth, light, color, – everything. 🙂 That loose motorcyclist plunked himself right in the perfect spot on those curves, what serendipity!! (He was stationary, right?) Just kidding. And oh, that mine sign is chilling, horrifying. I know your camera system is different from mine but I’m curious, you mostly use a zoom when you’re traveling, right? That’s what I’m guessing for these. I’ve become very comfortable with several primes, which are good for what I do most days but not so much when I’m on the road. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 14, 2019 • 7:46 am Hi Lynn, Sorry for my delayed reply. Your response made my day– thanks so much! Very fun to explore these new places. You’re right, I used my Fuji 18-55 f/2.8 zoom for many of these but I switch to primes often. I love my 90mm f/2 and 35mm f/2, but they don’t give me the flexibility I need when shooting all these different scenes. Some of these are with my Panasonic Lumix LX100 – great small camera. Thunderstorm is with an iPhone! 🙂 Reply ↓ lexklein September 10, 2019 • 8:28 am LOVE all of these! They remind me of a Northern Plains road trip we took a few years ago – an eye into what so much of our country looks like. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 10, 2019 • 8:55 am Thanks, Lex. Yes, I agree, the roads less traveled are the most fun to find. So glad you enjoyed these. 🙂 Reply ↓ thereluctantpoet September 9, 2019 • 6:07 pm Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 10, 2019 • 8:53 am Thanks so much, Chuck! Reply ↓ aakanewicloudcom September 9, 2019 • 10:12 am spunky post …..loving the ‘in your face’ feeling….also the colors…WOW! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 9, 2019 • 2:59 pm Thanks, April! I love these old towns and exploring new places. So glad you enjoyed the pop of colors. 🙂 Reply ↓ treesshrubs September 9, 2019 • 4:29 am Beautiful set….🤩 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 9, 2019 • 2:59 pm Thank you, Therese. I’m happy you like this eclectic mix. 🙂 Reply ↓ Adrian Lewis September 8, 2019 • 11:37 pm Interesting to see faraway places, Jane >>> particularly like the thunderstorm, the clouds and the silo. The silo looks almost unreal, the image getting over towards the surreal >>> it could be an alien spaceship that has just landed! A 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 9, 2019 • 2:58 pm Hi Adrian, Now that’s an interesting thought! It does look like it was just dropped there for some earthly investigations. This was a fascinating part of the country to explore. I’m so glad you enjoyed what I found– thanks very much! 🙂 Reply ↓ www.corneliaweber-photography.com September 8, 2019 • 9:21 pm Jane, you just keep blossoming more and more in your work., every post is a delight to see. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 9, 2019 • 2:57 pm Hi Cornelia, What a delight to read! Thank you very much and I’m pleased you’re enjoying my posts. 😁 Reply ↓ Gunta September 8, 2019 • 8:33 pm What’s been really fun is that I traveled many of these same roads roughly a half century ago. You’re bringing many memories back in sharper focus. You have no idea how I appreciate it. They’re all beautiful places with their special unique beauty and flavor. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 8:36 pm That makes me happy to read this, Gunta. Thanks very much and I’m glad you enjoyed. 😊 Reply ↓ Alison and Don September 8, 2019 • 7:56 pm So many wonderful shots here Jane. The light in the first one! Gorgeous. And the curvy road in the Palouse, and the thunderstorm. So stunning. Alison Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 8:07 pm Thanks so much, Alison- you’re one who has experienced a “few” road trips in her life. 😃👍🏻 Reply ↓ Alison and Don September 8, 2019 • 8:36 pm Lol just a few. Reply ↓ robert20359 September 8, 2019 • 1:46 pm “Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.“ ~Jacques-Henri Lartigue Reply ↓ robert20359 September 8, 2019 • 1:51 pm hi jane, your pictures really fit very well with this quote and thank you for any of your photos showing us. greetings robert Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 3:40 pm Thank you, Robert. I love the way quotes inspire – means a lot that you find it pairs well with the photos. Much appreciated. 😃 Reply ↓ blhphotoblog September 8, 2019 • 1:39 pm Superb (as usual)! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 3:37 pm Thanks very much, Brian! 🤗 Reply ↓ plaidcamper September 8, 2019 • 1:06 pm Road trip delights! You’ve captured the essence of these places with beautiful photographs. The storm shot brought back some happy Montana memories, seeing the distant or not-so-distant storms sweep across or towards us, wondering if we’d get hit… Thanks, Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:56 pm HI Adam, A theme right up your alley! 🙂 Such diversity in a short amount of driving which is really fun and inspiring. That storm was a doozy! Thanks very much, as always. Reply ↓ photography lover September 8, 2019 • 11:33 am hi!! i was wondering if you could take a look at my recent posts and give me some advice on them? it would mean a lot as i’m just an amateur and starting out. i love your pictures, they never fail to impress me. thank you!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:55 pm Hi PL, I enjoyed taking a look at your site. Good luck with developing it and creating photos. I’m so glad you like my work and I appreciate you stopping by. Thanks very much. Reply ↓ photography lover September 8, 2019 • 8:04 pm thank you so much!! this means a lot ☺️ Reply ↓ photography lover September 8, 2019 • 8:06 pm i appreciate it so much, thank you for your time!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 8:08 pm My pleasure. 😄 Reply ↓ petergreyphotography September 8, 2019 • 10:16 am Those signs! I wish we had them. On the other hand: ten of these signs would probably occupie half my country. (Not really of course, approximately two-thirds would be a more adequate guess) Pun aside, great pictures. The Palouse picture really did me hold my breath. Wonderful. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:49 pm Ha! Thanks so much, Peter. 🙂 I love old signs, too. The Palouse is a marvel- glad you like that shot. Reply ↓ Eliza Waters September 8, 2019 • 10:06 am Fun series, Jane. The clouds behind the ‘Flying A’ in Truckee is great as are the pleasing curves of ‘Loose in Palouse.’ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:43 pm Thanks, Eliza. I’m so glad you like them and those in particular. Much appreciated! 🙂 Reply ↓ almeidadepaulo September 8, 2019 • 7:18 am Great captures Jane!!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:42 pm Hi Paulo, I’m pleased you enjoyed them. Thanks very much! 🙂 Reply ↓ Washe Koda September 8, 2019 • 7:02 am 🙂 OMGosh I was there in ’75 & ’92 😉 thanks for sharing this 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:41 pm HI Washe, Very cool! I’m glad these brought back some good memories. Thanks so much. Reply ↓ jaicommunity September 8, 2019 • 6:45 am I like that last photo of the Silo best – all good though. The tracks left in the field by farm implements tells a story to me – I can almost imagine the tractors, trucks, or whatever driving in the field. It shows activity without actually showing the activity. Very cool. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:39 pm Hi Jai, This was my first time exploring the Palouse- have you been? I’m happy with your reaction to that photo- it is a place where your imagination will wander. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Reply ↓ jaicommunity September 8, 2019 • 5:18 pm I have not been but it looks amazing. My pleasure – I love to witness good photography where there is a story. That’s really hard to do much of the time. I enjoyed the photos – great job. Reply ↓ thirdeyemom September 8, 2019 • 6:39 am Beautiful Jane! Love these photos! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:33 pm Thanks, Nicole. It was a rewarding and fun trip. 🙂 Reply ↓ Suzanne et Pierre September 8, 2019 • 6:38 am Very nice images but I think my favourite is “Loose in the Palouse”… simply gorgeous. (Suzanne) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:36 pm Thanks so much, Suzanne. And, of course, I was happy with my caption. 🙂 Very glad you enjoyed them. Reply ↓ K. Joseph September 8, 2019 • 6:24 am Great shots. Like the one of the looming thunderstorm the most. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:32 pm Thanks very much, K. That was some storm! Reply ↓ sharonbuehler September 8, 2019 • 5:52 am The Seward…are they daring one to become a miner? All these shots say “Go West young man.” Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:32 pm HI Sharon, We learned quite a bit about mining on this trip. The mines in Butte are long closed (and wreaking environmental havoc) but they were active and running in Elko, NV. -one of the largest suppliers of gold in the US. Glad you enjoyed these western images, thank you! Reply ↓ camerapacker September 8, 2019 • 5:36 am What a great road trip so wonderfully presented. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:28 pm Thanks very much, Bruce. It was a fruitful trip. 🙂 Reply ↓ AmyRose🌹 September 8, 2019 • 4:46 am Once again, your photography is stunning, Jane! I love the quote at the end …. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” I relate in more ways then you know. Beautiful post all the way around. The way you both capture and edit your word is truly incredible!! xo Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:28 pm Hi AmyRose, Your positive reaction to these is wonderful. I’m so glad you enjoy the quote pairings, too. I always like finding one that fits my creative mood for the post. Thank you so much for your encouragement. Reply ↓ AmyRose🌹 September 9, 2019 • 10:54 am You are more then welcome. My goodness, Jane! Your images are over the moon tremendous and of course you deserve my praise and all who come to see your art. You’ve actually given me ideas for my own art. So I thank YOU! xo Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 9, 2019 • 1:40 pm That is so appreciated, AmyRose, and wonderful that you are inspired in new ways. My pleasure! 🤗 Reply ↓ Tina Schell September 8, 2019 • 4:45 am Fun post Jane, thanks for taking us along with you on your western journey. Funny how so many of those places still exist out there. Loved them all but especially your drive into the storm Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:24 pm Thanks, Tina. It was fun and creatively inspiring. Reply ↓ rabirius September 8, 2019 • 4:38 am Excellent collection. I like the road signs. But also the pictures of the open road. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:22 pm Thank you, Rabirius. I love signs, too, and it’s fun to find one that speaks of a certain time period. And, I can’t resist shots that have that inviting road in front of me. I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂 Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman September 8, 2019 • 4:28 am Once again you sent me on a quote quest. What you cited is a simplified version of the original, which I found in “The [Female] Prisoner,” the fifth part of Proust’s huge extended novel In Search of Lost Time: “Le seul véritable voyage, le seul bain de Jouvence, ce ne serait pas d’aller vers de nouveaux paysages, mais d’avoir d’autres yeux, de voir l’univers avec les yeux d’un autre, de cent autres, de voir les cent univers que chacun d’eux voit, que chacun d’eux est.” Here’s the English translation that accompanied it in Wikiquote. Unfortunately the translator wasn’t identified. “The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is.” Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:20 pm Hi Steve. Once again, an impressive google search. Glad you satisfied your curiosity on the quotes- I like the simplified translation of the one I found better, although this one is probably more accurate. And, I hope you enjoyed the images. Thanks. Reply ↓ Joe September 8, 2019 • 4:23 am Incredible images Jane 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:17 pm Thank so much, Joe. A fruitful and fun trip. 🙂 Reply ↓ freddiegeorgia September 8, 2019 • 4:09 am Super! I think these need a sound track. Like what were you listening to as you were driving up to these scenes? (or what did you want to be listening to? …. ‘There’s a girl my lord in a flat bed Ford…!!!) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:16 pm Hi Freddie, That song will do perfectly! Humming it now as I type. Glad you enjoyed these road trip scenes. Thanks very much. 🙂 Reply ↓ Mabel Kwong September 8, 2019 • 4:08 am Very tranquil shots along the roads, Jane. You did very well to capture the colour of street and scenery. Some places you go are just more quieter than others. Like Yvette, I really like the thunderstorm one. Something very moody about it. Hope you enjoyed being on the road 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:15 pm Hi Mabel, One of the great things about traveling, as you know, is finding the small towns and everyday, yet extraordinary, scenes of life. Thank you so much and it’s lovely to hear from you. 🙂 Reply ↓ PEPIX September 8, 2019 • 3:54 am Wonderful, dear Jane! Espacially the thunderstorm in Montana! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:14 pm Thanks, Petra. That was quite a storm to see approaching! Glad you enjoyed this series. Reply ↓ greenswardphotos September 8, 2019 • 3:52 am Wonderful as usual. The one I stopped to think more about is Gus’s Lunch, chili and sandwiches. What is the story of Gus? Why chili? How long ago was it painted? There is a story there. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:13 pm Thank you, Jack. I love that Gus’s got you thinking. I wish I had more time– many interesting historic buildings. And people like Gus, I’m sure. 🙂 Reply ↓ YellowCable September 8, 2019 • 3:50 am Wonderful set of pictures from your road trips. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:12 pm Thanks, YC. Fun times and great photo opps. So glad you enjoyed them. Reply ↓ happyface313 September 8, 2019 • 3:35 am 🙂 I can’t decide on which image I like best. They’re all great! Have a very HAPPY Sunday, dear Jane! Claudia 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:12 pm Thanks so much, Claudia. I love that you can’t choose. Happy day to you, too. 😁 Reply ↓ paula graham September 8, 2019 • 2:31 am Stunning series..makes me so keen to go to the USA again…that Montana storm..so impressive and the Palouse ..oh my the shapes and forms to be found there..gorgeous indeed. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:11 pm Hi Paula, I hope you make it back sometime soon. This part of the country is so diverse – you would have such fun with your lens. And the Oregon/CA coast is sublime, as you know. Thanks very much. 🙂 Reply ↓ harrienijland September 8, 2019 • 2:06 am Very nice roadmovie! 🙂 Thunderstorm is great! (probably because it reminds me of the day I was caught by one.. if you like: https://harrienijland.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/tercui-2014-prt16-25-minutes-on-a-mountainside/ and the next two posts) Thanks and see you! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:07 pm Thanks, Harrie. It was a diverse and fun trip photographically. I’ll check out your posts. 🙂 Reply ↓ Anonymous September 8, 2019 • 1:44 am Something that struck a chord in the old floorsweeper in me is the cleanliness of these environments. The Crystal Theater street is remarkable. I will be sharing these will the local version of Slobbis Americanus. All this preaching aside…..what a great way to start my day! Thanks! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:06 pm Thank you, Anon. This was a surprisingly tidy scene. Appreciate your visit. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jeff Bell September 8, 2019 • 12:41 am I like all the photos, but my favorite is the motorcycle in the Palouse. Something about the lines and shapes really strikes me. I also love the colors and minimalism on the Truckee sign. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 2:00 pm Thank you, Jeff. Hints of some of what you were just shooting recently. Wish I had more time exploring some of these small towns which are photographic gems. Glad you enjoyed – especially those in particular. Reply ↓ Detlef Gimbel September 8, 2019 • 12:10 am Wow, great photos wake up the longing. Next year we are planning another motorcycle tour in the United States. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 1:58 pm Hi Detlef, I remember you mentioned that you’re planning a trip- I often take photos of motorcyclists we see on the road. Glad it got you yearning for your big trip. Thanks very much. 🙂 Reply ↓ sueruvo September 7, 2019 • 11:45 pm These are great, Jane. ❤️ Sent from my iPad > Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 1:57 pm Thanks so much, Sue. ❤️ Reply ↓ Yoshimiparis Photographie September 7, 2019 • 11:27 pm I really like photographs n ° 4, 6 and 9 No. 4, for the light and this curtain of stormy rain in the distance n ° 6, for the movement of this motorcyclist on the winding road and this reminder of sinuosity in these sand dunes n ° 9, for the framing, the light and the presence of this huge sillo Bravo Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 1:56 pm Hi Yoshimi, Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. I really appreciate it. All great memories on this trip. Interestingly, the photo with the motorcyclist is in the Palouse, which is an agricultural area in Washington, and those are wheat fields. They certainly do look like sand dunes! 🙂 Reply ↓ Prior... September 7, 2019 • 10:05 pm what great shots from the road – the thunderstorm one is extra cool – that must have been even cooler in person 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 1:54 pm Thanks, Yvette. A fruitful trip for photos. That storm blew through with force! And the lightning was cool, too. Reply ↓ cindy knoke September 7, 2019 • 9:46 pm You are a talented lady. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie September 8, 2019 • 1:53 pm Thank you so much, Cindy. Happy you enjoyed these road shots. 🙂 Reply ↓ Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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