Friday, July 22, 2016
"They've All Come to Look for America"
We were driving from Rhode Island up to Connecticut, and decided not to travel all the way on I-95 to New Haven, and I-91 to Wallingford. Instead, we got off I-95 in Old Lyme and took Route 9 up to Middletown, and then Route 66. We had to stop at a McDonalds just to get a soda. While Kathy was doing that, I was wandering around in the parking lot. I saw this sky with the towering cumulus clouds, and when I saw the McDonalds sign against this, I realized I had a shot. Unfortunately, the sun did not illuminate the McDonalds sign which would have been much better. So instead, I had to use HDR processing to get a good combination of the bright sky and the sign in shadow. When I was standing there looking at this scene, I could not help but think of Simon & Garfunkle's song "America." "Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike, they've all come to look for America."
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:32 PM