On the Mother Road :: Part 2

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Morning sun in Lincoln, IL.

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World’s Largest Wagon and Big Lincoln.

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Old 66.

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Our Lady of the Highways Shrine – Raymond, IL.

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Jesus. Just Jesus.

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Mega blue sky!

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Cemetery in Mt. Olive, IL.

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Mother Jones’ grave site in Mt. Olive, IL.

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Old Shell station.

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President Lincoln’s tomb.

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Rub the nose of Lincoln for good luck! I rubbed it and wished good luck for my niece, Tessa, who was born that day! Yay Tessa!

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Inside Lincoln’s tomb.

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President Lincoln.

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Mama bird near the tomb.

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Fantastic buildings!

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More old road on 66.

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There are some turkey tracks in the cement on a segment of 66.

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There are the tracks!

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An old jail. The ivy makes it almost seem cozy.

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A homemade 66 monument.

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Humpin’ to Please!

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Henry’s Rabbit Ranch.

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Hop on!

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The Bel-Air Drive In.

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Chain of Rocks Bridge spanning the Mississippi River!

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The Great Mississippi River!

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Awesome buildings on the Mississippi.

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On the Chain of Rocks Bridge in Illinois.

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And on the Chain of Rocks Bridge in Missouri!

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This sign was kind of sad! A missing tortoise. I’m not sure how you lose your tortoise. I hope they find the guy. Or I hope he lives a happy life in the wild.

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Meramec Caverns.

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A beautifully restored Phillips station.

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The World’s Largest Rocking Chair!

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Just another gorgeous sign on the Mother Road!

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2 thoughts on “On the Mother Road :: Part 2

  1. So many wonderful photos, where to begin? I love the building shot with all the white buildings and then just the blue one. And the Jesus, just Jesus one is great. Are you using a post processor on your photos because you have some wonderful vignetting going on in some photos..sorry, just a photo nerd here trying to get some tips. :-)

    • Thank you!!

      I don’t do anything to the photos in post. Most of the landscape shots were taken with my wide angle lens and that lens gives a bit of vignetting the wider you go. Also…I adjusted some of my settings on my camera. There are some custom setting options you can use. This is what I did (hopefully I’ll explain it well enough, but just ask if I confuse you!) and since we have the same camera it should work for you too!

      -turn on your camera
      -hit the “menu” button on the top left on the back of the camera
      -you’ll see a screen with a bunch of options with red, blue yellow and green boxes above them. Scroll to the second red box.
      -scroll down to “picture style”
      -the camera is defaulted to “standard”. Scroll down to “User def. 1″. Hit the “display” button on the top left of the back of the camera. And now to adjust the settings! Scroll down to “Sharpness” and hit the “set” button on the right side of the back of the camera. Move the little arrow one notch to the right and hit the “set” button again. Move the contrast two notches to the right. Move the saturation two notches to the right and keep the color tone where it is!
      -And you’re ready to go!

      That’s where I keep my settings and that’s how I always shoot. I hope I explained that well enough! Do you shoot with a circular polarizer. I made the dumb mistake of forgetting to take that off when I was shoot in low light AND in a cavern. Just another thing to keep in mind :)

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