The desert is littered with the haunting presence of
failed dreams and lives unfulfilled. Our photography field sessions,
centered along old Route 66 east of Barstow, will include the detritus
of human incursions in the harsh, desert environment - sleepy or even
abandoned communities (and their attendant architectural details),
junked cars and tin cans, maybe even a two-legged desert rat, a space alien or two, and of
course sun-blasted highways.
Transportation: By comfortable passenger van.
Accommodations: We'll stay, on either end
of our journey, at a comfortable motel in Barstow, California. Our
other night will be spent in Kingman, Arizona, a town
still exuding the charm of Route 66.
Trip difficulty: None, conducted at a
photographer's pace. While we will have to do a bit of walking, most of
our photography can be accomplished just yards from the car, along
Route 66 and adjacent roads we'll travel over.
Weather: Should be mild, but be prepared for warm
and cool temperatures, and although we'll be in the desert, rain
(and even snow, though that would be a rare treat) is possible at this
time of year. Dramatic weather, if it comes, can enhance photography,
and if rain comes, we won't cancel the trip.