Featured Crdome and Harvey's Excellent Adventure

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Harvey Melvin Richards, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Well it finally happened. For almost 2 years @Crdome has been threatening to give me a visit. On February 28, he showed up at my door, pointed a G85 in my face and said "Show me some obscure places to take photos". At least that's how I remember it. So we went to some obscure places and took photos.

    First stop was Old Irontown, a site abandoned in 1876, but now part of a state park.

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    Blast Furnace Chimney
    by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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    Charcoal Kiln
    by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

    Second stop was a couple of abandoned potato sheds in Beryl.

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    Potato Shed
    by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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    Potato Shed Interior
    by Harvey Richards, on Flickr


    And the last stop for the day was Modena, a former railroad stop and just a short distance from the Nevada border.

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    Modena, Utah
    by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

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    Modena House
    by Harvey Richards, on Flickr

    We went out the next day, and we will post photos of that also.

    I had a great couple of days with Michael, and I highly recommend a photo shoot with him.
     
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  2. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Thank you Harvey for a joyous few days of shooting and companionship.

    Yes, two years! After eons of unfulfilled desires to conquer your domain I started off on what proved to be a 4200 mile trip on America’s secondary, tertiary, and no-roads.

    Prior to my visit Harvey defined a day’s shooting as anywhere within a 200-250 mile radius. I was skeptical. But apparently, Utahans are not subjected laws of State or physics. Imagine rocketing up 72° inclines through sandy washouts and rocky, mountainous, animal trails. Who would have imagined that Bighorn Sheep had middle fingers, let alone be able to extend them into the air above their heads in a friendly waving gesture?

    I’d never had a chance to ride “shotgun” before. And then with a like-minded spirit. Doesn't get any better!

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    Riding shotgun
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

    Then we were off… and on to Old Irontown. Remember those 72° inclines?
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    Artifact with red stones
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

    Then the potato sheds in Beryl.

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    Vented
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

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    Potato shed ii
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

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    Pole with green door
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

    Finally the former railroad stop Modena.

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    Water tower
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

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    Desert playground
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

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    Perished
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr
     
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  3. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Lovely pics! If only these abandoned places could tell stories.
     
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  4. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    West Central Indiana
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    That's our job as photographers!
     
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  5. steveadams

    steveadams Mu-43 Regular

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    Steve Adams
    Looks like a great time. I would stay clear of those sheep, sounds like they were too close to a nuclear test. :laugh1:

    The water tank photo reminds me of the old tv show, Petticoat Junction.
     
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  6. Thai-Mike

    Thai-Mike Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Michael
    Thanks for sharing your amazing photos from your trip together
     
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  7. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  8. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    So that's what 'riding shotgun' means! I now realize that is the term I was missing when I accompanied a friend on a couple of hours 4WD-ing, toting my E-M5II/1240PRO and Sigma dp0.

    Riding Shotgun.... I like it!
     
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  9. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  10. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Sameer
    @Harvey Melvin Richards@Harvey Melvin Richards, @Crdome@Crdome, we need the obligatory Jasper shot to prove that this really happened ;)

    And love the dedicated Altoids space on the divider. Mints and cameras, what more can one ask for?
     
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  11. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  12. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Day two: I continue the narrative of our final day. Sadly without the assistance of our tour guide to elaborate about the locations along the way. But we loaded up and headed out into the desert again. The first stop was along a sheep ranch.

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    Desertscape with sheep
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

    Note: These are domestic sheep. Not the afore mentioned ones with fingers. 33542790575_70200c85fe_o. Waterhole by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

    A bit later we began following the steel tracks coming upon another rail road settlement. Appearently they were required with some frequency to provide a water supply for the steam engines.
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    Home with cellar
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr
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    Abandonded dwellings
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr
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    "Take a trip"
    by Michael Atwell - Chrome Dome, on Flickr

    As we headed farther into the desert we noticed other abandoned industrial site. Decided a break for lunch in order. Then, afterwards we would explore the complex protected only by a small rectangular sign too difficult to distinguish its meaning from afar. Sigh!

    To be continued by Harvey:
     
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  13. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Graham
    Yes, but you're used to it (Cough, Jasper, cough).
     
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  14. Hazza

    Hazza Just Clicking Subscribing Member

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    Harry
    Michael and Harveys excellent adventure, they should make a film of it. :) Great set of shots both of you.
     
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  15. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Thank's Harry!
     
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  16. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    No 12 has got to be printed and framed ... the rest are great as well but I just like Jaspar ... and by the way, who is the guy with the beard photobombing Jaspar?
     
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  17. alex g

    alex g Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Top trip, and images to match! :thumbsup:
     
  18. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Vleuten, Utrecht
    Two words:
    Outstanding and excellent.

    Wish i could have been a part of this trip.
     
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  19. ThereAndBackAgain

    ThereAndBackAgain Fighting GAS

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    David
    I've always admired your gradual documentation of your environs, Harvey, and having two different viewpoints has enriched this derelict area no end. I would also have rather liked to be an invisible observer on your roadtrip! Thanks for sharing, both of you.
     
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