driven to…distraction….

I actually made this photo from the overpass on another road, but that is my exit from the freeway (toward the right of the image) on my way home after work in the evenings…sometimes I miss it…when I’m distracted…….

Eastbound exit at State Street on I-215 with Wasatch Mountains in Background

40 responses

  1. Don’t know how you stay on the road!

    March 25, 2013 at 7:26 am

    • Well…sometimes I am guilty of gently gliding into the next lane…or driving a bit slower than the rest of the crowd….. πŸ™‚

      March 25, 2013 at 6:47 pm

  2. You are right! . . . that is, indeed, a great-looking highway, both the engineering of it, and the placement of the cars! How long did you have to wait to get them so?

    I can practically visualize myself driving on what looks like a very smooth, very well designed roadway.

    March 25, 2013 at 7:59 am

    • Expectations fulfilled…thank you, Emilio. πŸ˜‰

      March 25, 2013 at 6:51 pm

  3. Now, what could possibly distract you from such an obviously easy exit to see? What else could be competing for your full attention?

    March 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

    • Hmm…maybe some refracted light from a rogue cloud…maybe…?

      March 25, 2013 at 6:52 pm

  4. I echo the first comment – I don’t know how you manage to concentrate with that dead ahead. What a view. I am so , so jealous, Scott. Beautiful image by the way, a real stunner especially under snow.

    March 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

    • Thank you, Andy…and I don’t know how either…but I haven’t minded the extra couple of miles that I’ve “had” to look at them while driving to the next freeway exit…a treasured view for sure.

      March 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  5. Really! I do understand now. I’ve had quite a few distracted moments, gaping at the Cascades, wondering at the Olympics, or trying to get a longer look at Rainier. Isn’t there some way we can remove the other drivers so we can go at our own pace?

    March 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

    • Yes, really! I actually pull to the side of the road sometimes and just sit there staring at them…trying to pick-out features that I know…looking at them from the varied angles…wondering…… A kindred spirit…how nice. πŸ™‚

      March 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm

  6. This title is so perfect

    March 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

    • Thank you, Yaakov…it did seem appropriate….

      March 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm

  7. I have to admit that the mountains are extraordinarily gorgeous when they’re covered with snow like that. Then you’ve got the best of both worlds when it’s gone at the lower altitudes where you don’t have to shovel it or drive in it. I never could get enough of seeing those majestic mountains. It’s the extra lanes they’ve added to the freeways that drive me nuts.

    March 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    • I agree, Gunta…best of both worlds with the snow ON the mountains and NOT on the roads…although, when I am driving through it on the roads, that just means that I’m not going to be roasting in 115 degree weather in a few months, so I’m ok with it. πŸ˜‰ And yes…those extra lanes on the freeway……

      March 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm

  8. That would be a distracting view! So gorgeous.

    March 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    • It sure is! πŸ™‚

      March 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  9. It’s probably a good thing that I’m not driving that stretch of road. I’d never be able to keep my eyes on it.

    March 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    • They have nice, wide shoulders on the sides of the road…someone said they’re for all the snow that gets plowed out of the roadway…I think they work equally well for “emergency” parking for picture-taking……

      March 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  10. Sure beats my daily commute, great image.

    March 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    • Thanks, Adrian. πŸ™‚

      March 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  11. I can see how you can get distracted! What a view! This is drive-by photography at it’s best! Be careful out there.

    March 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    • I was actually pulled-over to make this one…and not on the freeway itself…all good and safe…and yes, what a view! Thank you, Susan….

      March 25, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  12. elmediat

    Next turn off, Distraction. Just west of Beautiful Composition. Come and put up your feet and rest a spell. πŸ˜€

    March 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    • Thank you, Joseph (?), they are always so inviting…….

      March 28, 2013 at 8:36 pm

  13. I hate that freeway, but love those mountains.

    March 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    • I hardly notice the freeway sometimes…….nice wide lanes, though…can hardly tell when you leave one and make it into another…staring straight ahead. πŸ˜‰

      March 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

  14. Une faΓ§on d’oublier l’autoroute et parfois, Γ§a doit Γͺtre difficile de regarder la route πŸ˜‰

    March 26, 2013 at 1:18 am

    • Il est trΓ¨s facile d’oublier la route parfois, Val … et oui, difficile de se concentrer sur la conduite en ligne droite, aussi, avec une telle vision ….

      March 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm

  15. Yes, I think I’d be a little distracted too πŸ™‚

    March 26, 2013 at 1:33 am

    • It happens quite easily….

      March 28, 2013 at 8:41 pm

  16. victoriaaphotography

    I was thinking what a nightmare and why are the cars in the wrong lane (when I suddenly remembered you drive on the other side of the road in the US – LOL).
    Even so, I’m glad I don’t drive anymore. Too many freeways and overpasses even in Aust. these days.

    March 26, 2013 at 3:51 am

    • Hmm…I can imagine that being the stuff of nightmares…wondering if you’ll get safely to wherever it is you’re going….

      March 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm

  17. I love this shot. Fabulous photo Scott!

    March 26, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    • Thank you very much, Adrian…I thought it was too nice not to share…. πŸ™‚

      March 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm

  18. Civilization is the stark anachronism here.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    • Well-stated, George…so very well said…. And coincidentally, my little and I were discussing just yesterday what it must have been like to have been one of the first ones here back in the 1840’s…what must it all have looked like? And we wonder…..

      March 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm

  19. There is so much of our world that is absolutely stunning that we almost never stop to look at or give a second thought.

    March 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    • You’re right, Charlie…we would all do well to slow down and look at our surroundings and appreciate the beauty that is around us.

      April 1, 2013 at 6:46 am

  20. very beautiful

    April 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

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