Hi there! I'm currently writing this on my phone at Atlatl Rock Campground in the stunning Valley of Fire, an hour Northeast of Las Vegas, in Nevada. We'll be out of here when you read this though - there's no service so I can't post it until tomorrow.
I just wanted to give you a quick update about the trip, and why there's been a the lack of updates here on the website, and on my YouTube channel.
As I said before we are now leaving the West Coast and entering the second part of the road trip. Nevada will be home for just tonight. We'll be spending our time in Flagstaff, AZ, Kanab, UT and Grand Junction, CO for the next three weeks.
We've visited beautiful places so far, but not much was new to me: we visited most of those spots in the past, including Vegas. But all that is to come in the next 26 days is uncharted territories for me. And I can't wait!
Now, I'm having a hard time trying to share our experience on the road. As you can imagine it involves a lot of driving! Also, I've been waking up very early to catch sunrises at different locations pretty much every day, so I can't blog with my morning coffee and I'm too tired to do so at night.
But! I think I've been doing a good job posting photos on both Twitter and Instagram. I have an ongoing thread on Twitter where you can see the highlights of the whole trip. We also have our own hashtag: #arrtusa! If you prefer Instagram, I post a lot of photos to my stories, and I also started posting very often on my second account there @aows.jpg.
And fear not, everything will be documented here, eventually.
What else? Oh yeah, I've shot, developed and scanned 40 rolls of 120 film so far. A lot of work, but I really want to make sure I'm getting shots and there are no problems like light leaks or something worse. I just need more time to go through them and upload them here!
I have a ton of footage from amazing, breathtaking places. But that too will require a lot of work to put together, and faster connections to share. I'm afraid the videos themselves won't have much of a story since I've been focused on taking photos, but it should be pretty at least.
And that's about it, I think!
I just finished a 46-minute exposure of the stars with the Bronica. A complete guess! I wonder what it will look like.
It's 7:43pm and while that might sound early when you are laying down on the couch at home, it's very different when you are outdoors and it's been pitch dark for more than two hours. I think I'm ready for bed.
Thanks for being there, and stay tuned! Plenty of stuff coming soon.