Great Plains scenery/landscapes

Jeremy Perez

Supporter
These are great! Exploring all these views is a big part of the chase for me.

Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
One of the endless streams of hazy tree & water tower silhouettes on the horizon that gradually resolves into all the little places where the local PD like to see if you're going to slow to 35 in time.
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Route 8 — North of Athol, Kansas
Straight roads draped across green hills—another favorite.
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Route 3 — South of Lavina, Montana
And the Cliff Swallows losing their minds and swarming like bees at river crossings.
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What a cool thread! The scenes which present themselves across the Plains are, in my mind, very much part and parcel of the whole experience of chasing - and I try to spend a bit more time taking them in and getting some pictures.

From this year - looking into the yonder from a rest area along US87 between Clayton and Raton, NM (I really love that stretch!):



No trip around the Plains would be complete without some kind of local 'interest' - this, the VW Slug Bug Ranch, Conway, Texas.



Fighter jet at WaKeeney, KS:

 

Drew Terril

Staff member
These aren't from the plains, but some stuff I did on film during one of my trucking runs to California last year.

This was sitting in the Los Angeles area at a shipper during sunrise. I fouled up the settings a little on the camera as that was the first roll of film I'd shot in probably a decade or longer.
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I-40 somewhere between Barstow and Needles. I took advantage of when my co-driver was driving to snap several pictures while it was still daylight.
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This was either in Eastern Arizona or Western New Mexico, I don't recall which.
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The chase rig in front of the historic Route 66 bridge over the North Canadian River on the north side of Lake Overholsen.
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The film SLR comes with me any time I take the DSLR anywhere these days, so I hope to run through multiple rolls of film during the upcoming spring.
 
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This first photo was taken winter 2018-2019 of the bridge that crosses the Arkansas River near Fairfax, OK. This bridge was used in the movie Twister for a scene when Bill and Jo's chase team crosses the river at sunrise before intercepting the F5 tornado.
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This second photo was taken in 2019 in the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve near Pawhuska, OK. These buffalo grazing the open prairie harkens to a bygone era of what life on the Great Plains used to resemble.
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This third photo is from November 2020 from a chase in western Oklahoma. I managed to capture the sunset illuminating the backside of the shelf cloud "Whale's mouth" as it moved over Hinton, OK.
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This fourth photo is from 2017 near Cedar Vale, KS. A rain/hail core looms over this dilapidated farm house. This scene is quintessential Great Plains nostalgia.
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