Sorry it’s taken me so long to get these up, but my computer is notoriously bad at recognizing an SD card and I don’t have my camera USB with me. Anyway, I finally got my laptop to accept the fact that there was, in fact, an SD card plugged into the appropriate port and that there were, in fact, photos on said SD card. After a few minutes of intense negotiation the computer finally surrendered and downloaded the damn pictures. Victory to the Daleks! Er… to George!
Still adjusting to this camera. It requires a lot of stuff to be done completely manually, which often means my pictures are a little too bright or too dark since I’m not really a photographer. I’m trying my best, though. Thought the sky looked cool in this shot.
There’s a giant fashion mall on the Vegas Strip. I went in and found ridiculously expensive things that I didn’t need and therefore did not purchase. The layout of the mall is, as you may be able to tell from the picture, jumbled and chaotic. Very architecturally creative, as most of Vegas is.
En Route to St. George, Utah
To my memory this was taken in Mesquite, Nevada. Sorry that the sky is blindingly bright, but unfortunately I have no UV filter.
Rock layers are really cool. They show the history of the rocks and different things that happened in their formation over millions of years. I don’t know enough about geology to tell you the story of these rocks, but they certainly look pretty awesome.
More cool landscape mountain stuff on the way to St. George.
Not a whole lot for miles around… We’re way out in the desert. Of course, that tan-colored building to the right of the tree is a Wal-Mart if I remember correctly.
Good thing we’re not driving to Salt Lake City, though with Western speed limits it’d probably take about an hour.
Okay, I’m going to be honest here – I thought we were going to drive into the mountain. This is a freaky-looking road. It winds right through a mountain, following the Virgin River to the other side. There’s rock on all sides, looming hundreds (if not thousands) of feet above you.
The Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge downriver from the dam. We drove over this on our way to Flagstaff.
Turns out some people died working on the dam. Pretty sad, but at least they were building something totally awesome.
These towers collect water and send it to the turbines at the bottom of the dam. The water falls through the towers and has enough energy to spin the turbines. That rotation is used to generate electric power.
Upriver of the dam there’s this awesome line in the rock marking how high the water has been. Really cool-looking!
Falling off this would hurt a lot. Also you’d have lots of sliding time to think about how uncoordinated you were before you hit the bottom and got pulverized.
The dam crosses a state line. On one side, you’re in Nevada; on the other side, you’re in Arizona. My dad texted me from Arizona while I was in Nevada, choosing to share the eloquent and creative statement, “I’m in Arizona.”
Pictures have, of course, been modified from their original size. The one thing my camera does excellently is quality, but I couldn’t upload the full-size pictures into this post. You may be able to see them if you click on the pictures, I’m not sure.
Grand Canyon pictures to come when I sort through those. I will probably borrow some of my brother’s pictures, since he’s taken 3,000 pictures so far and his camera tends to take better pictures (at least in terms of brightness). He also took a lot more at the Canyon, and has some from St. George itself; my camera died as we were reaching St. George so I just used my phone to take a few pictures.
I will almost certainly post again later tonight, but that’s all for now. As always, thanks for reading!