Galaxy Carhop

Galaxy Carhop

Somewhere along the route to Bryce Canyon National Park we came along the Galaxy Diner. We had already eaten breakfast so we missed out on the steak & eggs deal but I still had to capture this unique looking joint. It’s too bad the horrible banner signs and old plastic cafe sign hide the fantastic Galaxy Diner neon that is on the front of the building. The carhop definitely gets your attention as you are bopping through town (if you could call Hatch, Utah a town – population 133).

Galaxy Carhop

Galaxy Carhop

Galaxy Diner

Galaxy Diner

Yellow Shag

Yellow Shag

From my series, Out the Car Window. Yes, we could have stopped and gotten a better image, but I don’t want to be like everybody else (and wouldn’t have had such a great shot for this series). Besides, I was in a lot of pain and it had been a long hard journey thus far, I didn’t need any more complications.

Yellow Shag

Old Time

Old Timey

Feeling a little nostalgic and having inundated you with landscapes I thought I’d throw a street portrait from Chandler’s 100 Years 100 Artists celebration. If only I had captured this a fraction of a second earlier so his hat wasn’t partially obscuring the last ‘s’ in the Saba’s sign. If I had to describe Saba’s Western Store in one word it would be heritage (i.e.: something that has been handed down by tradition).

Old Time

An old time photo in front of an old time store.

Reflected

Reflected

Sometimes it’s not the car that draws my eye, it’s what I see on the car.

Reflected

Folks enjoying a beautiful afternoon at the Route 66 Days charity car show in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Spider Rock

Spider Rock in the east end of the south fork of Canyon de Chelly. I found Canyon de Chelly mesmerizing. Would love the opportunity to return and explore within the canyon.

Spider Rock at Canyon de Chelly

Rising from Bryce Canyon

Rising from Bryce Canyon

So many folks think stormy days ruin their time in nature but often it has the opposite effect. Storms throughout the day brought life to Bryce Canyon in marvelous ways.

Rising from Bryce Canyon

Processing photos of Bryce Canyon is always difficult as both color and monochrome have their purposes. The colors of Bryce Canyon are fantastic, yet a monochromatic image sure brings the focus to the structure of the hoodoos and dynamic landscape of the canyon. Always a tough decision, but +Monochrome Monday (over on Google+) made it a little easier to celebrate #nationalparksmonday this week.

Navajo Generating Station

Power Sources

Looking over Lake Powell to the Navajo Generating Station. Just out of frame on the right is Glenn Canyon Dam. Coal and water powered electricity generation in the same neighborhood.

I was talking to a friend last night who pointed out I haven’t been posting much lately and yet recently took the family on an epic trip to northern Arizona and southern Utah. This is what I came up with. Yep, we visited three national parks a few national monuments and this is what I chose to post. Go figure. This was the last photo of the trip. I guess I’m working backwards.

Navajo Generating Station