Homer's Travels: Photo-Less Photo Safari

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Photo-Less Photo Safari

I've been planning to do photo safari in the area.  Essentially I would drive around looking for something to photograph.  I've seen things while on drives, old buildings, old and interesting signs, landscapes that take your breath away, and, not having my camera, I've missed them all.  I figured this would be a chance to just wander around seeing what caught my eye and taking some good pictures.  Turns out nothing caught my eye.
I drove around south of Omaha through small towns and rural areas.  The landscape of farm fields were very bleak with most crops having already been harvested.
My original plan had me going through seven or eight small (tiny) towns.  After passing through the first two without seeing anything that I found interesting, I took to the rural, gravel road and ended up skipping three of the towns on my list.  Taking the rural roads took me back when I worked on my Uncle's farm.  Despite the nostalgia, I saw nothing picture-worthy.
West of the Omaha I briefly got lost on the rough dirt and gravel roads. I always had my bearings but I wasn't sure where I was going to come out.  I ended up going in a circle.
Another part of my plan was to find a small diner or cafe in one of these small towns to have lunch.  That didn't happen either.  I ended up getting home three hours sooner than I'd planned.  I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich washed down with a diet cherry-vanilla Dr. Pepper while I had a mild pity-party.  It was mild as I really didn't have any concrete goals to miss but I was still disappointed about the lack of pictures.
I'm not sure if it was the lack of picture taking opportunities or my frame of mind that resulted in no pictures.  What I find intersting often changes with my mood. I'm going to do this again sometime soon and this time I will plan my route better.  Maybe next time I will have something to show for the hours driven and gasoline burned.


  1. Most likely frame of mind. There's a reason that there haven't been many pictures posted on my site of late, and basically it amounts to having lost my picture-taking mojo. *shrug* It happens. I'm sure your's will come back.

  2. GH: I think you're right. My mojo wasn't where my head was.