Tuesday, 31 October, 2006
Last summer I purchased a GPS navigation system for my car (a portable Tom Tom). I use it all the time. I use it for getting directions to places I've never been before, but it has become a great toy ---- tool --- for discovering new places. Now, as I'm driving around the countryside looking for good locations to photograph, I don't have to worry about remembering where I am. If I see an interesting road or lane, I just turn down it and keep going, turn after turn. The Tom Tom tells me the name of the road -- and when I'm through exploring, I just tell it to nagivate 'home,' and it maps out the route. No longer do I have to worry about getting lost.
I'm still exploring the different features it has. On this morning, I wanted to go from Thurmont to Burkittsville, Maryland. I told the Tom Tom to take the 'shortest' route, not the fastest. Much to my amazement, it mapped out a route up over the Catoctin Mountain on gravel and dirt roads. Well, the shortest way between those two points, was up one side of the mountain and down the other, then down the valley.
On the top of Catoctin Mountain, I saw beams of light shining down into the forest. I stopped to capture this.
(Photo info: Minolta 5D, iso 100, -.3 exp bias, Minolta 18-70 lens at 30 mm, f/18, 2.5 sec, tripod), Catoctin Mountain, Frederick County, Maryland, Oct 1, 2006
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