What’s your Google+ ID?
I’ve really been enjoying Google+ since the beta version came out. It is like the best of flickr, facebook and twitter all in one easy to use format. I have to say I like it better than all the other social media networking platforms and it is especially great for photographers. If you have google+, please put your ID in the comments so that I and other readers can circle you. You can find me here: http://gplus.to/annemckinnell
And, if you are wondering how you get a cool URL for your ID like mine rather than using the long number that google gives you, first go to your google+ home page. In the address bar, copy that really long number. Then go to http://gplus.to and enter your number and the name you want to use to get a friendly URL.
Finally, if you want to get in on the Google+ fun and haven’t been invited to play (it’s still by invitation only) let me know in the comments and I’ll send you an invite.
Now, on to the Ghost Car…
On our way to Badlands National Park, we were going down the road from the campsite when I spotted this abandoned car in a farmer’s field. It was on the opposite side of the road and we zipped right past it. I said to Ray “we have to come back for that car! The light will be better later anyway.”
We visited the famous “Wall Drug” in Wall, South Dakota, which was super cheesy. I’ve seen that place listed on some people’s “must-see” list and I can tell you, just take it off your list, ok? Unless you really are into riding a giant jack-a-lope. Ray seemed to enjoy it. Yes, he made me take his picture on the jack-a-lope and no, I’m not going to show it to you.
I did enjoy seeing a wall covered in historical photographs and newpaper articles, that part was very interesting.
On the way home I fell asleep in the truck. When we came to a stop, I expected to be at the campsite but we were on the side of the road. “What’s happening?” I mumbled sleepily. Ray said “there’s your car.” I was so excited, I had forgotten all about it and, although it didn’t look that great in real life, I just knew I could make something out of it.
I made this image using a single hand-held exposure and processed it using Topaz Adjust.