Photography, travel writing and more


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UPDATE: APRIL 2014 
- NEW COLLECTION AND A BOOK

My latest collection, Yellowstone Roadtrip, is taken from a short but unforgettable circuit from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone, taking in the Grand Tetons along the way. It is also the subject - and name - of my first book, a journal of this trip now available on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr and other regional Amazon sites:

"Yellowstone Roadtrip provides a British perspective of the archetypal American experience. It is honest, informative, and funny. Above all though, it conveys the author’s deep love for this staggeringly beautiful part of the world."


UPDATE: JUNE 2013 - NEW COLLECTION AND NEW WEB SITE!!!!

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PHOTO-AMERICA.NET GOES LIVE

If you like the photography here, take a look at my new online e-store / gallery, Photo America. This is a collection of my favourite on-the-road imagery from our many road trips over the years .with categories including Americana, Signage, Black & White and Abandoned. And best of all, they're all available to buy.

DEEP SOUTH COLLECTION

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Just added a new set of photographs from our recent trip through the Deep South.  We started in Atlanta, headed west through Montgomery, up to Memphis then followed the Mississippi south through Clarksdale, Vicksburg, Natchez and, Baton Rouge before finally arriving in New Orleans. 

ON-THE-ROAD IN THE MID-WEST AND NORTH DAKOTA

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Finally got around to finishing and uploading a couple of new articles. The first covers a trip through Wisconsin and Minnesota, including a diversion to visit the home of one of my literary heroes, Mike 'Truck' Perry. The seconds records a drive through the high plains of North Dakota, among the most memorable places we've ever visited. The next bit of news is the launch of a NEWS page, somewhere to place little stories that would otherwise get lost.

FOUR CORNERS - A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHWEST USA

Follow these links for three sets of photos from a whistlestop tour of the southwest: Utah Rocks focuses on the Beehive State's big five; Four Corners Plus looks at some of the other natural wonders of this region; while On The Road is, as its name suggests, a set of road photos.


BLACK-AND-WHITE GALLERY

Guadalupe Mountains, West Texas

Earlier this year I asked Kevin Green to enhance some of my photographs for black-and-white printing. This was initially just a personal project - for my own use - but the results were impressive enough to convince me they were worth sharing here too. While the originals were all mine, credit really has to go to Kev.

PHOTO GALLERIES FROM TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA

Tohono O'odham Dance, San Xavier, AZ

These USA road trip galleries focus on southwest America - Texas, New Mexico and Arizona - with five new travel photography galleries: Roads, Buildings /signage, Light & Nature, Dead and White Sands.


San Andres Mountains, White Sands National MonumentWHITE SANDS

White Sands National Monument was an unexpected delight; beautiful white sands and incredible light make for outstanding photos. Check out this particular set of on-the-road photos at this gallery.


Other travel photo galleries include sets drawn from US road trips covering Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington State, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. 

Travel writing areas of this site include 'On-the-road reports' a selection of travel articles and accompanying photography that first appeared on the RoadTrip America forum; 'Route ideas', an ever growing series of USA road trip suggestions - long and short - complete with tips and advice on what to see and do along the way and links to associated photo sets; 'RoadTrip America', travel writing in the form of much praised and often humorous essays from road trips covering everywhere from Chicago to San Francisco - via the plains of Nebraska, the cowboy country of Wyoming, Colorado's Rocky Mountains, the National Parks of Utah, northern Arizona's Monument Valley and Grand Canyon, the Nevada desert and the mountains of California - and the great byways of Natchez Trace Parkway, the Historic National Road and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Peter Thody

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