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.
Route 8 — North of Athol, Kansas
Straight roads draped across green hills—another favorite.
Route 3 — South of Lavina, Montana
And the Cliff Swallows losing their minds and swarming like bees at river crossings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.