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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Landscapes

As you know, my brother, Randy, and I are on a trip to recapture the lands of our youth for his sixtieth birthday. The first leg of our journey was a cross-country train trip from Portland, Oregon to Chicago.  These few pictures fit the Sunday Stills, the next challenge:  Landscapes.

Portland to Chicago_0184r

The landscape stills I took wouldn’t hold still since the train was moving along at a pretty good clip.  I took most of the train pictures with my cell phone because it was so handy.  We went through the mountains at night.  Early in the morning we saw Glacier National Park, which of course closed, due to the government shutdown.

Portland to Chicago_0192r

Soon after that, there were no more mountains, and the views looked like this.

Portland to Chicago_0198r

Montana went on for most of the trip.  This photo almost looks fake or like a bad water color painting.  And… even if the train were not moving, it was anything but still.  I think that the wind is never still in Montana.

To see how others addressed this challenge, don’t forget to visit photographer, truck driving, Ed.

 

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  2. Drop dead gorgeous! The cloud makes the big difference. Outstanding job capturing a picturesque setting like that with a cellphone and a moving train!

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  3. I found the landscapes in Montana, so beautiful. You did well with your cell phone, through the train window. 🙂 What a great idea to do this nostalgic trip together. Have lots of fun. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Maddie. We are having the time of our lives. I wanted this to be his best birthday ever, and that’s not hard because I’m not much of a present giver. However, he said it is his best ever. It’s been great for our relationship.

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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