Weekly Photo Challenge: From the Car

I cannot, in all honesty, say the “most of my best pictures were taken from the car,” but an awful lot of really good ones were. What is always surprising is how well the camera sees through all the shmutz on the windshield and actually gets relatively sharp pictures.

Typically, the harder part is avoiding reflections rather than dirt … not counting whatever the birds leave behind — and the occasional really big bug.

Here are a few favorites, mostly taken during that very long drive back and forth to Jackman, Maine.

With the atlas resting on the dashboard
The view was so good, I got Garry to pull over so I could get some without a windshield …
Tunnel on the Merritt Parkway
Best “almost home” shot EVER!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

20 thoughts on “FROM THE CAR – WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Taking photos from the car is not easy. You see something, want to click but the camera needs organising and it has already gone. I don’t do it now as often as I did since I go out more in the chair, but you have some good shots there


    1. Since being retired, we always take vacations in the fall. The weather is usually good (except for the hurricanes, so it isn’t great Caribbean weather) and all the kids are back in school, so rates are lower too and the world is beautiful. We had a time-share in Jackman and it was paid off, but we couldn’t do the drive anymore. We are just not up to a 10-hour drive up and down mountains, but it was so incredibly beautiful!


      1. It certainly sounds delightful Marilyn. Getting older has its perks, but oh my goodness it comes with a fair share of drawbacks, and for some more than others!


    1. When the world is that beautiful, it’s hard to take bad pictures. I always point out that if you live in New England and can’t take beautiful pictures, you are hopeless at photography. Move on to another hobby!

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      1. Marilyn, as we “wrap” our photo shoots, I always do a 360 perimeter check. I see so many more shots. But you gotta say “quittin’ time”.


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