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Taken 25-Jun-13
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:2013, 66, Blue Swallow, Ford, Mother Road, NM, New Mexico, Route 66, Tucumcari, automobile, car, great, historic, home decor, light, motel, road trip, summer, sunset, travel photography, vintage, vintage, wall art, wall decor, warm light
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Dimensions3999 x 2666
Original file size5.95 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Jun-13 22:01
Date modified7-Dec-13 20:08
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D600
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)24 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/50 at f/11
FlashFired, compulsory mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Road Trip Travel Photography, Route 66: Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari, NM

Route 66: Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari, NM

What a day on Route 66 in New Mexico and what an end to it by the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari. The light was wonderful, clouds streaking across the sky, just one thing missing. And then it pulled in, a vintage Ford.

The numerical designation 66 was assigned to the Chicago-to-Los Angeles route in the summer of 1926. Unlike the Lincoln and the Dixie, Route 66 did not follow a traditional linear course. Its diagonal course linked hundreds of rural communities in Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas to Chicago. The Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway was reported as “continuously paved” in 1938. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 provided a comprehensive financial umbrella to uderwrite the cost of the national interstate and defense highway system. By 1970, nearly all segments of original Route 66 were bypassed by a modern four-lane highway. The outdated, poorly maintained vestiges of U.S. Highway 66 completely succumbed to the interstate system in October 1984 when the final section of the original road was bypassed by Interstate 40 at Williams, Arizona. - Route 66 Federation

Travel photography available as traditional photo prints, canvas gallery wraps, prints on metal, standout displays, fotoflots, and other photo products, including custom solutions to fill your walls.

References: National Historic Route 66 Federation - Tucumcari Tonight - Route 66: Tucumcari