The Journey Is The Destination, Part 1: Getting Gas

Truck Stop – Bowie, TX – Fujifilm X100F – Cross-Process – 7/29/2018

I love road trips! Given the choice to drive or fly, I’ll pick drive every time. Unfortunately, when I’m trying to get somewhere by car, I’m often trying to get there, wherever “there” is, and I don’t spend enough time enjoying the in-between. Ralph Waldo Emerson famously stated, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Dan Eldon shortened it to, “The journey is the destination.” What makes a road trip special is not where you’re going, but the experiences along the way.

With that in mind, I’ve started a new photoessay series entitled The Journey is the Destination, which will include pictures of those in-between places. Each article in this series will have a different theme. This first one is called Getting Gas, and it features photographs captured at gas station stops while on some adventure somewhere. I’m usually pretty eager to photograph when on road trips, so even quick pitstops get the attention of my camera lens.

Most of these pictures were captured in small towns. You’ll see a lot of trucks. If I had started out with this series in mind, I probably would have approached it a little differently. Still, when placed together, these otherwise unrelated images tell a story. I hope that you enjoy!

Color

Sinclair – Edgemont, SD – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Dramatic Classic Chrome – 5/14/2018
Motorcycle Mart – Burlington, CO – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Kodachrome II – 8/8/2018
Tough Times – Gunnison, CO – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Kodachrome II – 7/26/2018
Phillips 66 – Malad City, ID – Fujifilm X100VFujicolor Superia 100 – 7/2/2020
Car May Roll – Malad City, ID – Fujifilm X100V – Fujicolor Superia 100 – 7/2/2020
Swift Gas – Green River, UT – Fujifilm X100F – “Eterna” – 2/27/2018
Cold Gas – Cedar City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30Classic Chrome (I think) – 11/25/2019
Gas & Wind – Kamas, UT – Fujifilm X-E4Fujicolor Superia 800 – 3/8/2021
No Parking Allowed – Las Vegas, NV – Fujifilm X-T30 – Kodachrome 64 – 11/20/2019
Always Moving Ahead – Rawlins, WY – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Vintage Agfacolor – 5/18/2018

B&W

Fuel Stop – Idaho Falls, ID – Fujifilm X100V – Kodak Tri-X 400 – 7/12/2020
Ex Lover – Amarillo, TX – Fujifilm X100F – Agfa Scala – 7/29/2018
Terrible Ford – Boulder City, NV – Fujifilm X-T30 – Agfa APX 400 – 11/25/2019
Trucks, Stopped – Rawlins, WY – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Acros Push-Process – 5/18/2018
Unleaded Sky – Orin, WY – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Acros Push-Process – 5/17/2018
Sunny Sinclair – Santa Rosa, NM – Fujifilm X100F – Agfa Scala – 7/28/2018
Semi & Dinosaur – Santa Rosa, NM – Fujifilm X100F – Agfa Scala – 7/28/2018

Part 2: Time to Eat Part 3: Lodging Locations

4 comments

  1. Pingback: The Journey Is The Destination, Part 2: Time to Eat | FUJI X WEEKLY
  2. Chris · June 22

    I think I have seen the beginnings of a photo book. Let me know when you are publishing it Ritchie!

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  3. Pingback: The Journey is the Destination, Part 3: Lodging Locations | FUJI X WEEKLY

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