Overlanding is a term I learned not too long ago. “...Self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations… by mechanized off-highway capable transport (from bicycles to trucks)”. (“Overland Journal,” n.d.)
Most of what I’m photographing these days could fall into this category. The area we are currently camped in is the ideal environment to shoot this type of scene. Our location is actually termed as “remote” because we’re using solar as our main power source, water is scarce and we’re without a cell signal.
When we're in the Northern part of the U.S., I dream of shooting desert scenes. When we're in the Southwest, I’m dreaming of greener landscapes. If you’ve noticed that our gallery is filling up with desert scenes, not to worry, we’ll be back shooting in Northern Minnesota in about two months.
On rare occasions, we're fortunate to witness some stormy skies contrasting with the orange sand/dirt. From what I understand, Joshua Tree N.P. has clear blue, cloudless skies more often than not. So this is what makes my image (top right) a little more special.
HO Scale Jeep Rubicon - Joshua Tree NP
HO Scale BMW motorcycle - Box Canyon Rd, California