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."


ken schwarz said...

I never would have made the connection of Simon & Garfunkle's song "America" to your photo of this iconic old McDonalds, but your photo does fit the song. Nicely done! One small observation, however, Connecticut "66" is not the same thing as the real "Route 66" that runs from Chicago to Santa Monica.

Anonymous said...

There are very few original McDonald's signs around anymore. Glad you captured this one :-) bsk