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Another shot from the "driver's seat" on my way across Wyoming last month.

This will be the last winter road shot for a while in this series and I have also included this image in my recent YouTube video titled "A Trucker's View of America".

Thanks to all who have commented on these road images over the past several months and I apologize for any errors at the end of this video regarding credits. This was my first attempt using the movie maker software and it seems after saving the video's format you can't make changes without starting all over. :(

It also appears all of my credits/friends who have longer than 17 characters in their names will be truncated not to mention a less than smooth transitional scroll... but it was fun to play with and you know who I am referring to. : - )

Hope everyone is beginning to get a little relief of Spring fever and has a pleasant and safe week ahead.

A Trucker's View (My First Video)


In the Trucking across America photo essay.

139 responses

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    beautiful "driver's seat" shot!

  • ! ! !glen Cohen! ! !

    ! ! !glen Cohen! ! ! gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    captures the icy midwst in one endless sweep

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    That shot blows me away!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    Very cool.

  • Tonya Doughty

    Tonya Doughty said (26 Mar 2008):

    love the images from the road! I have a series of shots at 65 mph because I rarely get to pullover :)

  • Ron DePaepe

    Ron DePaepe (Deleted) said (26 Mar 2008):

    When I drove a delivery truck for a living I got a few of these snowy road shots, but getting a good shot of blowing snow is more difficult than it seems.

  • Logan Marshall-Green

    Logan Marshall-Green said (26 Mar 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Attila Revfalvi

    Attila Revfalvi said (27 Mar 2008):

    Great shot, wonderful view. The photo should have been straightened, there is about 3-5% leaning..
    Keep up this good work, your photos are amazing!

  • Devin Hayes

    Devin Hayes gave props (27 Mar 2008):

    Awesome! at first glance, "I've been there!" .. drove through in December 2006.. such an incredible experience.

  • Adam Leahy

    Adam Leahy gave props (28 Mar 2008):

    Nice, love your series.

  • Magda Beda

    Magda Beda said (29 Mar 2008):


  • Traci Howard

    Traci Howard said (30 Mar 2008):

    Absolutely amazing!! Awesome work!

  • sara martin

    sara martin gave props (30 Mar 2008):

    I've always wondered what it looked like from up there. I drive a little Subaru so my view is that of ants among giants. Great shot, I know those roads.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (30 Mar 2008):

    man oh man!!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (31 Mar 2008):

    this is awesome.... fantastic... you got it...

  • Francesca Conti

    Francesca Conti gave props (2 Apr 2008):

    fantastic road and photo!

  • Thaddeus Sharp

    Thaddeus Sharp said (4 Apr 2008):

    it reminds me of West Texas

  • Nisa' Haron

    Nisa' Haron said (4 Apr 2008):


  • Gabriel Dorin Ursa

    Gabriel Dorin Ursa said (4 Apr 2008):

    great view

  • Jay El

    Jay El said (8 Apr 2008):

    Mesmerizing shot, SM!

  • J T

    J T gave props (11 Apr 2008):

    Nice! you really know how to take advantage of your job!

  • aviana

    aviana gave props (18 Apr 2008):

    Your travel across America is very successful in field of photography.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (18 Apr 2008):

    I just discovered your wonderful photos, this one is amazing......

  • Kiwi ana

    Kiwi ana (Deleted) gave props (19 Apr 2008):


  • Jeff Shepard

    Jeff Shepard gave props (25 Apr 2008):

    Reminds me of home (Ft. Collins). Nicely taken - I can feel the cold wind.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (25 Apr 2008):

    Totally amazing shot!!!!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (25 Apr 2008):

    Fabulous shot!

  • Neil Maclean

    Neil Maclean gave props (26 Apr 2008):

    This is great, as are the others in this series.

  • jose gonzalez

    jose gonzalez said (28 Apr 2008):

    This has the feel of Forever... intense and beautiful shot Slim.

  • Herb Hyder

    Herb Hyder said (28 Apr 2008):

    you have allot of awesome shots :) keep up the good work brother :)

  • Danielle Batone

    Danielle Batone said (29 Apr 2008):

    This is absolutely beautiful.

  • SJK

    SJK said (3 May 2008):

    Love the title and boy do I love the shot!!!

  • RÅ«ta BÄ“rziņa

    Rūta Bērziņa gave props (5 May 2008):

    this is great

  • George Popescu

    George Popescu said (7 May 2008):

    one of your best, great capture!

  • Margot Swift

    Margot Swift said (8 May 2008):

    It's hot here but your picture makes me feel cold, it's beautiful

  • Amy Jo Schuster

    Amy Jo Schuster gave props (8 May 2008):


  • Tyler Reed

    Tyler Reed gave props (8 May 2008):

    outstanding. im jealous.

  • Geir Danielsen

    Geir Danielsen gave props (9 May 2008):

    wide open view,,creativ amazing!

  • Tal Silver

    Tal Silver (Deleted) said (11 May 2008):

    Awesome, man!
    Love this kind of scenery!

  • Brenda Woodham

    Brenda Woodham (Deleted) said (12 May 2008):

    Great capture of the blowing snow!

  • Iso

    Iso gave props (14 May 2008):

    I love your photographic work, quality and beauty, very good job...

  • Melissa C

    Melissa C said (14 May 2008):

    I love it

  • Stirling Spasaro

    Stirling Spasaro (Deleted) said (14 May 2008):

    Oh, wow! This is amazing! You have an amazing eye.

  • KKL

    KKL said (14 May 2008):

    This is awesome!

  • Rick Scott

    Rick Scott gave props (15 May 2008):

    Great shot.

  • Melanie Smith

    Melanie Smith gave props (15 May 2008):

    Wow! it goes on and on and on....cool shot!!

  • danielle mariott

    danielle mariott gave props (16 May 2008):

    i LOVE it when the wind blow the snow like this.

  • Ankush Borse

    Ankush Borse gave props (24 May 2008):

    Mind blowing. Wow...you have captured the wind !!!

  • Arwa

    Arwa gave props (27 May 2008):

    this is stunning!!

  • April Szuch

    April Szuch said (29 May 2008):

    I knew that was Wyoming! I live in Casper, with probably the worst wind. It definitely looks nicer from inside.

  • Pete Malone

    Pete Malone gave props (1 Jun 2008):

    Published! Where's the banner?!?

  • Atisha Paulson

    Atisha Paulson gave props (2 Jun 2008):

    bad ass.

  • Monique Wilkinson

    Monique Wilkinson gave props (2 Jun 2008):

    amazing shot

  • Katy Wimer

    Katy Wimer gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    This photo is so peaceful. And I love the drifts. Nice exposure.

  • Terry Shuck

    Terry Shuck said (20 Jun 2008):

    Very cool shot!!

  • Mick

    Mick said (30 Jun 2008):

    I could have sworn that was N.M.

  • Isaac Murrell

    Isaac Murrell said (1 Jul 2008):

    this is a great photo! i live in wyoming and i know the snowy roads all too well. excellent perspective.

  • Alan Cotter

    Alan Cotter (Deleted) gave props (3 Jul 2008):

    Oh wow.. class..

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    Oh, that is just tooooo coooool.

  • Rene Wirtz

    Rene Wirtz (Deleted) said (14 Aug 2008):

    This is a totally cool shot, love the snow blown across the road.

  • Gina Brining

    Gina Brining (Deleted) gave props (2 Sep 2008):

    A beautiful photo!

  • tom leeman

    tom leeman said (4 Sep 2008):

    You've been everywhere man, you've been everywhere- reminds me of the J Cash song

  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) said (6 Sep 2008):

    You ever gone over highway 24 west of Colorado Springs? I have seen it like this and white outs going to Gunnison when 285 is closed at Kenosha and I have to find an alternate route to get to 50 to go west over Monarch Pass. But this is my daughters last semester at Western State and then hopefully it will be graduate school near Seattle and Dad won't have to do this anymore. But then who knows what the future brings. I am getting to old for much more of this stuff.

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface said (7 Sep 2008):

    Hey Klaus, fortunately my company pays and permits me to run I-80 so I don't have to travel through Colorado much. However in the summer I will for a change of scenery. The winter is brutal for all but in a big truck it's a whole new game that I rather not play! :)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    One can imagine what you are driving through.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    One can imagine what you are driving through.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    One can imagine what you are driving through.

  • cody tuttle

    cody tuttle said (18 Sep 2008):

    Bitter cold, beautiful road.

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) gave props (21 Sep 2008):


  • Rui Valentim

    Rui Valentim said (23 Sep 2008):

    Oh my god!this series of rod photos are amazing!great job!

  • Leigh Hunter

    Leigh Hunter said (24 Sep 2008):

    Just gorgeous

  • Megan Higgins

    Megan Higgins gave props (1 Oct 2008):

    ooooooh. cool.

  • nick parnell

    nick parnell gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    keep on truckin buddy!

  • Chris Davis

    Chris Davis said (15 Oct 2008):

    The feeling of desolation and isolation this image gives me makes me glad the UK roads are busy. Breaking down here would be a thing of horror movies!

  • Sung Roh

    Sung Roh gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    wow this is very beautiful, i love this shot a lot, i'm going to favorite it!

  • Andy Ross

    Andy Ross said (10 Nov 2008):

    snow snakes!! great shot

  • Michael Moreno

    Michael Moreno said (13 Nov 2008):

    HOLY WOW that's awesome!

  • Cathi Weber

    Cathi Weber gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Wow, I can feel the chill, great shot

  • Tani Livengood

    Tani Livengood said (22 Nov 2008):

    Cool vantage point, Ummm, shouldnt both hands be on the wheel?

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface said (22 Nov 2008):

    Thanks Tani... please refer to JPG issue 16 for an answer to your question.)) You can also read the online version at http://www.jpgmag.com/stories/3561

  • Tani Livengood

    Tani Livengood said (22 Nov 2008):

    Dont get me wrong, have definately captured a sunset out the side while driving, even captured one reflected in my side mirror. But the roads didnt look like this.lol sounds like you have a stable place to set the camera up, of course unless you use a remote you still have to take a hand off the wheel to hit the shutter.

  • Kelly Rockett

    Kelly Rockett gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    A wonderful image you captured from the drivers seat! Awesome!

  • Kamila Kulik

    Kamila Kulik said (11 Dec 2008):


  • Eric Nattawut MatLuang

    Eric Nattawut MatLuang said (12 Dec 2008):

    great great!

  • Jory Vander Galien

    Jory Vander Galien (Deleted) said (12 Jan 2009):

    Absolutely love it...I spent 12 years as an over the road trucker myself doing the exact same same stuff and photographing just about everything under the sun. Now I am a Junior at the University of New Mexico studying you guessed it... Photography!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • esfoci

    esfoci (Deleted) gave props (19 Jan 2009):

    well, what more can I say? A wonderfully evocative image...

  • Danielle Barry

    Danielle Barry said (2 Feb 2009):

    absolutely amazing.

  • Joel MacPherson

    Joel MacPherson gave props (7 Feb 2009):

    i used to live in wyoming, and the snow powered by wind accross the road is welcome memory, amazing shot!

  • Justin Rollins

    Justin Rollins gave props (20 Feb 2009):

    Very Very nice photo!

  • Linda Lou

    Linda Lou said (7 Mar 2009):

    Brrrrr! I feel the cold wind blowing. It looks a lot like the minot, ND area too. The only thing missing is the miles of snow fences.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (24 Mar 2009):

    Another beautiful shot!

  • ness. .

    ness. . said (8 Apr 2009):


  • - Marieke Van Wuytswinkel -

    - Marieke Van Wuytswinkel - said (30 Apr 2009):


  • Julie Loen

    Julie Loen (Deleted) said (31 May 2009):

    Wonderful scenery... I want to be there!

  • Sheila Broderick

    Sheila Broderick said (2 Jun 2009):


  • Carla Finley

    Carla Finley gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    The sand blowing is gorgeous. I'm honored you made me a contact.

  • Judi FitzPatrick

    Judi FitzPatrick gave props (23 Jul 2009):

    Great shot, you can just feel the wind and snow.

  • ((pigotta08))

    ((pigotta08)) said (31 Jul 2009):

    wow wow, fantastic!

  • Michelle Musikantow

    Michelle Musikantow gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    love this! you have a really great eye! do you shoot through your window?

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface said (6 Aug 2009):

    Thanks again for all of your comments and yes Michelle, this series of images were all shot through the windshield while driving. Keeping a clean windshield is just as important as a clean lens. : )



  • Irina Gagarina

    Irina Gagarina gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    !! cool

  • paige winn

    paige winn gave props (27 Aug 2009):


  • Joy McCalla

    Joy McCalla gave props (20 Sep 2009):


  • Christopher Lenz

    Christopher Lenz said (2 Oct 2009):

    nice one! very inspiring. feeling of transformation.

  • Meg Vehement

    Meg Vehement gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    this is amazing, you're insane! :D

  • Kevin Stokes

    Kevin Stokes gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    Gets you right there.

  • Salvatore Mangione

    Salvatore Mangione (Deleted) said (14 Nov 2009):

    Scenari incredibili e reali.

  • Jacquie Gibson

    Jacquie Gibson (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Now that is a bleak terrain, beautiful picture.

  • Den Mas Arrie Faisal

    Den Mas Arrie Faisal said (20 Dec 2009):

    I like almost all of your picture... thanks for sharing with me, because give me big view about what is the good picture is all about.


  • Mellie Nevill

    Mellie Nevill said (4 Jan 2010):

    Stark, beautiful - it hurts my eyes. I love it.


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    great shot. wonderfule view

  • Angela Peralta

    Angela Peralta (Deleted) gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    Gorgeous and vast. I love the feeling of endlessness this gives me, thank you.

  • André Joaquim

    André Joaquim said (4 Mar 2010):


  • Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    Great capture in the moment.

  • Yore

    Yore said (23 Mar 2010):

    its just perfect!

  • Tatsiana Kilimbet

    Tatsiana Kilimbet gave props (26 Apr 2010):

    your road is beautifull

  • Syed Kazmi Yasir

    Syed Kazmi Yasir said (31 May 2010):

    Beautiful Artistic Frame




  • Rebekah wells

    Rebekah wells (Deleted) said (8 Jul 2010):

    You have an extrodinary skill for photography, and you use that skill really well!


  • Julia Schiller

    Julia Schiller gave props (20 Jul 2010):

    simply wonderful.

  • Zahra Askarzadeh

    Zahra Askarzadeh gave props (29 Jul 2010):

    love it!

  • Jay Franco

    Jay Franco said (2 Sep 2010):

    great capture

  • James Wilkinson

    James Wilkinson said (14 Oct 2010):

    Even the flurries of freezing wind and ice chafe are moving.YOU are fantastic Slimeface.

  • Jeanette Lindow

    Jeanette Lindow gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    this is one awsome shot...I feel cold looking at it lol

  • Cody Taggart

    Cody Taggart said (23 Feb 2011):

    I really like the selection of that part of the road. Not 10 miles down, just that part.

  • Suly Riva

    Suly Riva gave props (17 Jun 2011):


  • Giselle Goloy

    Giselle Goloy gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    your photos on the road are really amazing.

  • Arthur Oisín Adler

    Arthur Oisín Adler (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2011):

    It seem you see roads a lot... what is amazing is that you photograph in so creative and evoking manner... I am impressed.

  • Kerena Petersen

    Kerena Petersen (Deleted) said (21 Nov 2011):

    One of my biggest fears is having to drive through Wyoming when it's snowing. It's so scary.

  • Gwen Ewart

    Gwen Ewart (Deleted) said (17 Dec 2011):

    god that looks cold! beauty of a shot

  • Harry Hazari

    Harry Hazari said (23 Dec 2011):


  • Amanda Garrett

    Amanda Garrett (Deleted) gave props (2 Jan 2012):

    Love this :0)

  • Alexander Master

    Alexander Master gave props (12 Mar 2012):


  • Paris en vadrouille et à côté

    Paris en vadrouille et à côté said (6 Jul 2012):


  • Jessica McGinley

    Jessica McGinley gave props (24 Jul 2012):

    love this pic

  • Elizerman

    Elizerman gave props (28 Jun 2013):

    Really nice one!

  • Browning

    Browning gave props (2 Jul 2013):

    amazing capture

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (14 May 2014):

    Great shot!


    SAURO DORIA said (15 May 2014):

    grande scatto!

  • Claudia Ballestri

    Claudia Ballestri gave props (14 Oct 2015):

    I just love your work, bravo

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