Paving the highway to Hell…?

We never know what we’re going to encounter on a road-trip.  I found this determined individual on US Highway 89 just north of Panguitch, Utah, a few months ago…kind of tucked him away and forgot about him…suppose it’s time to let him go ahead and do what he’s gotta do….

This is the original photograph if you’re interested….

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30 responses

  1. Nut Balls

    That’s really great! Someone has a sense of humor 🙂

    July 18, 2012 at 8:44 am

    • Yes, they do, Nate…thanks. 🙂

      July 19, 2012 at 6:55 am

  2. I’m surprised someone had not walked away with it. Nice shot, and nice treatment on the photo.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:46 am

    • Thank you, Emilio…missed the photo op on the way south, but it was still there a week later on our return, so couldn’t pass it up. There’s another skeleton on a tractor in the same yard, but the photos didn’t turn out so well, as it was hard to get a good angle…standing outside of the fence to the yard…maybe they’ll still be there on another trip…..

      July 19, 2012 at 6:57 am

      • Ah . . . on private property. That explain a little.

        July 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

        • It would be nice to return and knock on the door and ask for permission to get some better shots….

          July 19, 2012 at 7:02 am

  3. Really nicely processed Scott. I’d like to meet whoever put him there… 🙂

    July 18, 2012 at 8:51 am

    • . . . maybe no one “put” him there . . . maybe that’s just where his (or her) life ended. At least I like to think so.

      The great outdoors, great view, being a photo opportunity . . . what a way to go!

      July 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

      • I suppose that could be true, Emilio…but don’t carion-eaters usually scatter the bones during their meals…? 🙂

        July 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

        • Bacteria doesn’t, although I would imagine once the ligaments are gone the thing would just be a pile of bones . . . SAY!!! . . . you don’t think that’s a fake do you?!?

          . . . that would slightly detract from the picture. Still somewhat cool, but a tad less so.

          July 19, 2012 at 7:03 am

          • Yep, it would be a nice pile of bones in the seat…and less cool….

            July 19, 2012 at 7:05 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook…seems like it would be someone who could make a joke and laugh about things…. 🙂

      July 19, 2012 at 6:58 am

    • That’s kind of what it’s like, isn’t it, Emilio? Thank you for the link. 🙂

      July 19, 2012 at 6:55 am

  4. What a capture this is Scott! Wow ~ think i like the more saturated version better for this one ~ wonder what B&W would look like? 🙂

    July 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

    • Thank you, Robyn…I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think I may try the B&W version in another post…I appreciate the suggestion. 🙂

      July 19, 2012 at 6:53 am

  5. If you went by how quickly and efficiently highway projects are finished here in New Hampshire, you might wonder if all of the employees didn’t look like the guy in the picture.

    July 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

    • We seem to have the same type of highway project workers here, too, Allen…taking forever.

      July 19, 2012 at 6:52 am

  6. Really cool (and creepy too!) I wouldn’t want to see this in the middle of the night with a full moon out 🙂

    July 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    • Thank you, Jane…and it would be rather creepy on a night with a full moon!

      July 19, 2012 at 6:51 am

  7. Wow, this is unforgettable. I’d like to see a verson about half as saturated as the first one. To my way of thinking, the image is striking enough without exaggerating the colors quite so much. How could you have kept this to yourself for so long?

    July 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Gary…maybe I’ll bring it back out and wipe off some of the effect…even process it in B&W, as Robyn has asked. Thank you for the suggestion. And I suppose I kept it to myself because, while it was nice to grab the photo on the odd circumstance, it seemed a bit different for here. It’s gotten nice reviews, though, so I’m glad I shared it. Thanks again. 🙂

      July 19, 2012 at 6:50 am

  8. Oh your treatment of that image is perfect. Love this, Scott! 🙂

    July 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    • It’s a little different, but I’m glad you enjoyed it, Karen…thank you. 🙂

      July 19, 2012 at 6:46 am

  9. Hi Scott: Did you bother to ask your skinny friend if he (or she) wanted a ride? 😉

    July 19, 2012 at 1:44 am

    • No, Nancy…I don’t have a problem taking pictures of strangers, but I’m kind of leary about offering them rides when I have the kids in the truck with me…. 🙂

      July 19, 2012 at 6:39 am

  10. Awesome. Very effective shot.

    July 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    • Thank you, Thoughtsontheatre…I appreciate the comment. 🙂

      July 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

  11. That’s too funny! Been waiting too long for the rest of his crew to show up!
    I wrote you a lengthier comment on your previous post about your move to Utah, but I don’t see it showing up. I wonder if it went to spam. Anyway, I hope it’s there because I commented about a few things including how I’m glad you are exploring and appreciating the beauty of Utah.

    July 24, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    • Yes, he was waiting for a very long time…I guess road construction takes a bit longer down in the sticks of Panguitch!

      And thank you for the heads-up about the other comment; it was off in the spam folder…but rescued now. 🙂

      July 25, 2012 at 7:04 am

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