Photo Essay

The long Drive up I-71 North

view from the passenger window

Cincinnati to Cleveland,

4 plus hours in the car.

Driving on a rainy/snowy/dreary day.

Car is packed to the gills, candy bar and Chipotle wrappers litter the floor matts.

Children watching DVDs, and saying" How much longer till we are home?"

The car smells like one big Dorito.

Bored, I pick up my camera, my 55mm lens, my Lensbaby Fisheye, and my Diana Lomo Lens.

4 hours fly by, the scenery is beautiful.

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9 responses

  • Alain Mijngheer

    Alain Mijngheer gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    Nice essay dear :)

  • alpineair

    alpineair said (8 Jan 2010):

    I would not have believed someone could make that drive look desirable until I saw your essay!! Great job with a dreary subject.

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    thanks so much! I have to admit I have made that drive many times, and it is pretty dreary

  • mark regester

    mark regester (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2010):

    lovely shots. makes me wanna go on a roadtrip. voted

  • Tom Mertens

    Tom Mertens gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    I make part of that drive several times a month. Great job! Enjoyed it!!!

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart said (13 Jan 2010):


  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    A very interesting set of shots, a brilliant idea, I will have to try something like this!

  • Gregory Mencotti

    Gregory Mencotti gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Excellent, Karen! I'm familiar with I71N. With me it's usually let's just get to Cleveland - tunnel vision. Your photos prove that my blinders need to come off. PS - My mouth is now officially watering for a Reuben from Corky and Lenny's...

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    I came back to this photoessay, and stopped a little bit longer to admire the different angles. I love the variety of photographs, and, more than anything the colors and tones found in each photo. Excellent work. I really like the main photograph as it shows a wider range in tones and detail. Love it, and congrats for having the photoessay "featured." It deserved the spot, Karen.

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