Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Daily Photo Blog

I know I already have a perfectly good Daily Photo Blog but as the saying goes; If one is good then two is better... or something like that anyway.
I am starting this because I have been transferred to Elko, Nevada from Salt Lake City and still need a creative outlet.
Although there is not nearly as diverse subject material in Elko it does have many things that set it apart from Salt Lake City. I hope to capture the small western mining town charm that is around every corner and down every street.
Because my work regularly takes me out of Elko and into the wilds of Northeastern Nevada I will include many shots of the surrounding areas, including the dreaded I-80 corridor.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy what you see here and will come back again... and bring some friends.

So let's kick this all off with a bang.



Hyde DP said...

a spectacular start

USelaine said...

Cool! I remember seeing my first golden eagles perched on the fence along I-80 somewhere between Elko and Winnemucca.

Hilda said...

What a surprise I got when I saw your profile pic! ;D

Fantastic start, Eric! And can someone explain to me why it's "The Dreaded I-80?" I could actually hear the capital letters there…

Tim C said...

I haven’t said hi to Eric for awhile, so Hi and it is nice to see the new Elko Daily Photo. While you have proven that Salt Lake is indeed a great place to find diverse subject matter for taking pictures, you will no doubt keep up your standard of finding many shots to depict the uniqueness of central Nevada.

Having been born near Reno and live in Salt Lake, I have experienced the dreaded I-80 across Utah and Nevada many times. With the Wasatch Mountains to the east and the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west; for those who have never experienced high country deserts, imagine almost 500 miles (800 km) of almost no trees, just rocks, sparse mountains, sagebrush, alkali flats, salt flats and a few jackrabbits that eagles and hawks make dinner out of. Add in a town every 50 to 75 miles and some mines off in the distance and that is about it. When they were building the freeways, they were looking for the easiest route rather than the most scenic.

No doubt Eric will find some great shots that depict not only how stark the landscape can be, but also how once you get off the beaten track there can be many beautiful and unusual things to see.

Kris said...

Fantastic beginning. The colours are amazing. You set yourself a high bar!

Lori Lynn said...

Good luck with your new blog!

徵信社 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.