Foto Friday – July 8, 2011

Foto Friday – July 8, 2011

 Today’s photo comes from Cadillac Ranch, just outside of Amarillo, Texas.  This was shot on our I-40 roadie from Huntington Beach, CA to Chapel Hill, NC.

Cadillac Ranch, while beautiful in photos, is a rather random road-side attraction. Literally off the side of the road in Northern Texas, middle of nowhere. If we had not previously stopped at a truck stop just a few miles previously, we might have missed it.  With a dirt field on each side of I-40, the pole fence on the roadside was the only marker for the display that is Cadillac Ranch.

The 3 of us toiled around the small display for 15-20 minutes, took some photos, avoided a dust storm (in a dirt field, what do you expect)

Love the way this photo came out, albeit the horizon line is angled, it was the best way to get the most out of the cars and give it a unique angle.

Camera – Canon EOS Rebel XT | Lens – Canon 28-105mm | Exposure –  F13 – 1/320

Anyone else have any roadside attraction stories to share?  Share them below in the comments!

Justin Hamlin

Justin Hamlin is the founder of <a href="">Get Busy Livin'</a>, a blog founded on collaboration and story telling, dedicated to inspiring himself and others to get busy living their lives. He is a writer, photographer, computer nerd, story teller and world traveler. He calls New York home when him and his wife are not hunting down adventure, exploring the east coast or jet setting around the world. You can follow Justin on <a href="">Get Busy Livin'</a>, <a href="">Twitter</a> or <a href="">Facebook</a>.

  • Mbausley

    Hey, check that out…I was there!

  • I’ve wanted to visit this place for awhile now, it looks pretty freaking awesome!

    • It is good for taking photos, really, that is about it.  Ask me sometime to show you the photos of the surrounding area, its in the middle of nowhere!

  • Looks great!  I definitely want to get there someday along with the plane graveyard =) 

    • There are a few plane graveyards around, one in particular is outside of Tucson, AZ.  Would love to visit there, but don’t know when I will be back in AZ next.

  • That’s a cool picture! I wanted to go there about a year ago but I didn’t know what else to do in Amarillo because it’s kinda in the middle of nowhere. Any ideas?

    • Wish I could help you out there, but really, that was probably the most disinteresting part of I40, and we went from the Pacific ocean all the way to Raleigh, NC.