Highway 26 and John Day Country, Oregon, USA
Photographs by Michael Gordon, summer of 2003
START (click here)
GALLERY (click here)
If you have extra time to cross Oregon
east or west, you can take the road less traveled. In fact,
it appears there's only three roads east-west across Oregon:
Highway 20 (a high desert route through Bend), Highway 26 (mountains
alternating with canyon and deserts, through John Day) and of course
Interstate 84 which follows the Oregon Trail along the Columbia River
and diagonally down to Ontario, Oregon thence to Caldwell and Boise,
This is a lengthy slide show with a combined total of 100 images, 84
being photographs and the rest being map sections. Each map
section portrays about 20 miles of road containing the photographs you
are about to see.
Camera is a Nikon 5700
digital camera. Positioning by Garmin
GPS V and Garmin Legend. As I traveled, most of the
time when I make a photo I also hit the waypoint button ("enter") on
the GPS to save the time, elevation and location. The camera is
saving the time (and other info) of each photo. It is then a
tedious but not difficult task to match the position info with the
photographs. It would be wonderful if the camera accepted NMEA or
GARMIN format data directly from the GPS and stored it in the info.txt
Copyrights 'n stuff: All photographs by Michael G. Gordon,
2003. You may view, cache, store, archive to other media, print,
redistribute, make part of collections, with or without attribution,
for sale or otherwise, but don't pretend they are your
photographs. That's the one thing I find annoying.
Start the slide show by clicking on START below this paragraph.
Each page includes in its title bar the file name of the photo itself
for easier selection.
Each photo is clickable; clicking on the photo advances you to the
next photo. Below each photo is a set of links (buttons) to advance,
return, or exit the slide show. Each photo includes a button to ZOOM
to a larger size.
A thumbnail gallery is available for visually selecting photos. If
you choose this option, clicking a thumbnail puts you into the slide
show at the photo chosen; from there the slide show proceeds with the
remainder of the show.