Friday, January 13, 2012

Route 66 (Weekend Reflections # 121)

Clinton, Oklahoma 

A reflection of a biker on an old car and in the window of The Route 66 museum in Clinton Oklahoma. I didn't go inside because I was trying to stay ahead of a tornado. It was a good decision because the tornado struck this area about a half an hour later.  I don't think the museum was damaged but I'm glad I wasn't caught in the storm.

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49 comments:

Lúcia said...

Amazing shot and great composition (you have no idea how much I learn about photography here)!
I'm glad to know uou were safe...
Have a good weekend James! ;-)

Lúcia said...

Amazing shot and great composition (you have no idea how much I learn about photography here)!
I'm glad to know uou were safe...
Have a good weekend James! ;-)

TexWisGirl said...

that is a gorgeous shot! classic!

Malyss said...

La route 66 est mythique. Cette image est un magnifique hommage qui lui est rendu. Tout y est: vieilles voitures,moto, et l'esprit d'aventure qu'on sent flotter dans l'air..Bravo!et quel sang-froid: penser à faire une aussi belle photo alors que la tempête menaçait!..

heyBJK said...

Great photo!

Francisca said...

For reflection lovers, this one sure has lots going on, James! The car, the biker, the buildings and cars across the street. And then some. Glad you stayed out of harms way.

awarewriter said...

There's a tornado coming. No wait, I must take this picture. That's real dedication James and a fine image. I really like this one!

Ms. Becky said...

how exciting to be just ahead of a tornado. you take extraordinary reflection shots - what a great notice. there's so much to see in this one - the reflections in those hub caps! love it. thanks for hosting WR James, and happy weekend to you.

Sylvia K said...

Wow! there is a lot going on there to be sure!! What terrific variety of reflections and I love the old car! So glad you managed to avoid the tornado, James! Hope you have a great, storm-free weekend!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

I always enjoy these shots where you must put some effort into deciding which part of an image is reflected and which is not.

Luis Gomez said...

Great! Really love this reflection James.

Dorian Susan said...

These are some of my favorite kind of reflections....where you wonder what's inside and what's out and the dimension/depth of the photo has multiple layers-perhaps more than what actually exists. LOVE.
However, now I'm going to be hearing "Route 66" a la Manhattan Transfer in my brain for the next couple hours.
Happy weekend James.

Lew said...

Great reflection and remembrance of a time since past! (Also a smart choice to not wait for the tornado.)

Antonette said...

Awesome b&w reflection! My choice for WR is up. Stop on by!

~Antonette

Alexa said...

So much to see in this shot—and a great story to go with it too. Nicely done, James!

Woody said...

You didn't want to stick around for the show? I don't blame you. This is a neat reflection, a contrast of old car, new bike.

Carolyn Ford said...

so so much to see...what an awesome find and catch! love it in b&w, too!

Tina´s PicStory said...

very cool! a bike in the car :)

Leanne said...

Great reflection, love the biker.
Glad you missed the tornado.

Southwest Arkie said...

Wow- that is just the classiest window shot- I need to slow down a bit and plan my captures a bit better..thanks for sharing!

Carola said...

So many different layers of reflection, a realy phantastic shot. I love it.

NixBlog said...

How wonderful to see so many superposed images, and yet each retaining its information and contributing to the "transportation" theme! Lovely pic.
Great to hear you escaped the wrath of the elements!
Thanks for hosting.

TheChieftess said...

Great shot James!!! And I'm so glad you didn't get caught in the storm!!!

Dianne said...

Wow! you've caught it all James - so much atmosphere in this shot. I can understand why you were anxious to hot foot it out of town and sounds like just in time.

joo said...

It's such a classy photo!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

I will look to every window now for a source anything like this! Picture perfect.

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

Love the old picture -- thanks for the meme James!

Becky and Gary said...

So impressive in B&W! Love It.
B.

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous shot, James. I remember when the guys who drove those cars were considered the coolest!
Glad you stayed ahead of the tornado but also glad you got this shot in.
K

lotusleaf said...

Wow! That's a fab reflection! Glad you were not caught in the storm.

Dianne said...

staying ahead of a tornado is a good idea!

love your shot
so many snippets of Route 66 glory in it

Mama Zen said...

Beauty of a shot!

Ann said...

The tornado can't compete with you bike?

Great reflection.

Ebie said...

Rte 66 is sure is a long stretched of highway. This is a very classic shot!

Malyss said...

Il y a une surprise pour toi sur mon blog aujourd'hui.. Bon week-end!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

This is wonderful. Especially enjoyable, since we love classic cars!

namaki said...

Wow ! You've become a real expert at reflections hunting ! That's a great catch ! So many different scenes all intertwined ... the black and white gives it the best effect !

Redruby said...

perfect reflection for today! happy to join again!
see Kallmünz castle here

Judy SheldonWalker said...

I have survived 3 tornadoes, but I waited them out in our basement. I am glad you were wise enough to keep going. :-)

Sara Chapman said...

James, you are the master of multiple reflections in one image. Love the complexity of this one. Wonder if the glass broke later on?

imac said...

Super capture James.
Billy Connolly (Scottish Comedian) traveled Route 66 on his 3 wheel motor cycle

JunieRose2005 said...

Great reflections shot!

Halcyon said...

So much to see in this shot! I didn't know you were a storm chaser? I grew up in OKC, so I know a thing or two about tornadoes. They can be fascinating.

Owen said...

Ah, but think of the reflections you could have caught if you had stayed for the moment the wind blew out all those plate glass windows ! :-)

。♥ Smareis ♥。 said...

Que bom que ele se salvou da tempestade. Adorei conhecer seu blog e já estou seguindo.Venha conhecer meu blog e siga se gostares. Um abraço, e que 2012 seja maravilhoso e abençoado pra você.

Amish Stories said...

I like it and its the "past meets now"! Richard

Pat Tillett said...

Great photo James! Tornados scare the heck out of me! I'm glad you won the race with that one!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

What a cool reflection!

ruma said...

Dear, James.

 I like U.S.A. which you photograph.
 It is greatly resonant in my heart.

 The cheerful smiles are memorized by me in U.S.A.
 Your photography reminds me of it.
 I am always embracing it.
 So, always.

Thank you my master, James.
ruma