Top 3 Favorite Photoshoots

Odometer:  499,110

For all the statisticians out there, I’m 99.82% of the way to my 500,000 destination, and getting closer by the day.  I’ve taken literally THOUSANDS of pictures of my Acura Legend in the time that I’ve owned it.  I’m a historian who loves documenting, in case you haven’t already noticed that.

(1) My favorite photo-op was on a remote highway in southern Utah leading up to the Arizona state line (which we called “the Arizona strip”).  I remember the primitive two-lane road having some exciting dips that made for a fun driving experience.  Unfortunately, it has since been widened and improved.  These pictures were taken almost exactly 5 years ago in October 2006.  The Legend had 250,000 miles on it and was sporting my 19″ Racing Hart C2 wheels.

The timing was perfect, the car looked great, and the overall result was pretty good for an amateur car photographer with a simple point & shoot digital camera.  No photoshop here.  This sky was for real.  And yes, I hiked through the mud to get a few of these angles.

(2) Second place award for my most favorite photoshoot time & location was at the opposite (north) end of the state of Utah, while I was attending undergrad at Utah State University in Logan.  It was February, 2005 and the Legend had 160,000 miles on it.  These images were captured on a very cold, crisp evening in the western part of Cache Valley.  Brrrrrrrr!  Hiking through the snow was definitely worth it, though.

I had just recently installed a set of high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlight bulbs on the car.

(3) Third place for my favorite setting would be another northern Utah site:  Logan Canyon.  The fall colors are absolutely stunning there.  These pictures are from October, 2004 when the colors were at their peak.  The Legend had around 150,000 miles on it.

Once again the paint color hides imperfections well.  At nearly 500k miles my car is definitely not a show car.  I saw a clever sticker on someone’s car the other day that seems pretty fitting for my Legend:

There may be bugs,

There may be chips,

But one thing’s for sure:

I drive this bitch!

If you can pardon the language, it pretty much sums up my take on vehicle ownership.  It’s fun to collect and preserve, but it’s also fun to use a vehicle for the purpose it was intended.  And I’ve definitely done that!  Keep on cruizn.

2 Responses to “Top 3 Favorite Photoshoots”

  1. Great pictures. And the videos on Youtube you’ve made are very impressive as well. With the GS having about 360,000 miles left in it in comparison, will there be a new Drive to Five starting in mid November?

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