Photography, travel writing and more


UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2015 - ROUTE 66 AND THE DUST BOWL 

13 Trees and Derelict Property alongside US Route 64, Oklahoma Panhandle

Time to catch up with two new photo collections. The first set records a memorable journey along the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle sections of Route 66; the second comes from the same trip but focuses on the evocative landscapes of the Dust Bowl region.


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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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Got a few minutes spare? You might enjoy these articles. The first covers a trip through Wisconsin and Minnesota, including a diversion to visit the home of a literary hero, Mike Perry. The seconds records a drive through the high plains of North Dakota, one of the most memorable places we've ever visited. 

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

Some while ago Kevin Green enhanced 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

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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.


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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.


 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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