Oddly enough the country roads are littered with bikers. Seems the back roads are appealing to a lot of people. It makes me so nervous traveling around bikers like this in packs or singly. It’s even more dangerous once that sun begins to set, the hot roads give a deceiving reflection that is hard to see through. A lot of people also take advantage of how obscure the country roads can be and fly down them at dangerous speeds, not only dangerous for them but others, animal & human alike. If you like to take advantage of the back roads, windows down & music up, just be safe and aware of darting people or animals. I’ve seen cows jump fences ya know…and rumor has it they can jump over the moon!
*No I am not associated with anyone in this photo. It’s just very dangerous*
After I shot this photo, on tracks that I’m no stranger to, I am standing on them with camera and tripod in hand and I am approached by a local police officer.
Officer : “I received a call of a suspicious person taking photos and sitting on the tracks.”
Me : “Yes sir, that’s exactly what I was doing and I’m not suspicious, I’m a photographer.”
Officer : “What were you taking photos of?”
Me : (Dumbest blank stare I’m certain) “Trains….”
He asked for my id, ran my name for warrants, found I was clear. I asked if he would like for me to leave, as he was concerned about my safety (mine? Lol) , he asked if I had gotten all the the shots I wanted I said yes packed up my gear and was quietly on my way.
*sidenote* Generally I would not leave so easily but this particular train, the third one I saw, the conductor was hanging out the window frantically yelling at me to get back. He was the one who called the local police department.
Through the eyes of a local. Las Vegas is a large ‘touristy’ city. Cab drivers are everywhere. Running back and forth. Here to there. Hotel to nightclub. Variety of people from all walks. Making their living off the kindness of sometimes highly intoxicated people.
To all you cab drivers, thank you. Thank you for showing us the city from your point of view. Thank you for keeping us safe in a busy, fast paced city.
Shot from the backseat of a yellow cab.