Photo Challenge: 01, 2017
Criss-Crossing the Upstate
It seems fitting that the first photo of the year, and my first daily photo challenge, is of a hood ornament on an abandoned 1950s DeSoto.
Named after the early Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, the car represents a time in the 50s when American’s criss-crossed their country in the family sedan, spurring countless roadside motels, drive-ins and a fascination with the Road Trip. While de Soto never did find a viable route to China, he did reportedly lead the first expedition into modern day United States, crossing the Mississippi River and exploring as far north and east as South Carolina – a state which I currently call home.
I have taken on this daily photo project as a way to challenge myself to find interesting perspectives, even in the most mundane. Below is a list of photos taken during the daily challenge.