Fotoeins Friday: East on US-60 at the continental divide
I begin 2019 with glimpses from the road over two weeks this past autumn in the American Southwest.
Driving east on US route 60, a sign appears two miles outside of Pie Town, NM. The sign reveals the highest elevation reached over the entire length of the highway. Here at an elevation of 7796 feet (2376 metres), we pass by the geographic feature known as the “continental divide” which separates rivers flowing east to the Atlantic from rivers flowing west to the Pacific. The coordinates of the highway-sign are 34.291 North, 108.101 West; this location is about 72 miles east from Springerville, AZ, and 81 miles west from Socorro, NM.
This picture complements one taken at the town of Continental Divide, NM as we drove west on I-40 from Albuquerque to Flagstaff.
I made the picture above on 19 October 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the settings: 1/1000-sec, f/11, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). Thanks to AB for making this memorable trip possible. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-cBH.
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