09 Mar Back Where We Belong

Source: Little Big Travelling Camera

SONY ILCE-6000 (18mm, f/9, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

We all belong somewhere. Usually it’s the place where we are born. But strangely there are also far away places that gives us this feeling.

The South West of the USA, or more specifically the deserts of the South West are such a place for us. When I was young I mostly traveled to Ireland, Scotland and Scandinavia and much later to the Western part of Canada.

There is one thing all of those places have in common. They are a little cooler and sometimes even cold and wet. Summer vacations where I brought warm pullovers and jackets were a normal thing to me. I even convinced my wife that those places are the best.

SONY ILCE-6000 (18mm, f/7.1, 1/100 sec, ISO100)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (10mm, f/4, 1/40 sec, ISO1000)

But than something happened. In 2010 we traveled the South West in a monstrous RV. We covered 5.500 km in three weeks. It was hot and sometimes even hotter. Most of the time there was not a single cloud in the sky. There was desert and empty space. It didn’t wear socks for three weeks. It was fantastic. We were hooked.

We drove through California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. We tried to cover as many of the main attractions as possible. It took us a time and a couple of trips to realise what we liked most: The empty space, the desert.

Finally this is what the South West of the USA and Scotland,

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