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Land Rover - Escape from the Rat Race

Published October 23rd, 2012

The work-week is done, it's time to escape the rat race and head out of the city for some fun, and our Land Rover will get us there.



We pack the LR3 and head out into the darkness, winding through the almost deserted streets of San Diego.



Leaving a pre-dawn San Diego behind as we head east towards the desert, the city glistens in our rear-view mirror as we climb away from the Pacific coast and head over the mountains.



As the sun comes up, it reveals the amazing outer bands of a tropical storm heading in over Mexico. We pull-over to admire the wonders of nature in this arid landscape. El Centro has never looked so beautiful.



Heading back to our LR3, and getting back on the road heading further into the desert, there's distant smoke rising into the still morning air. The rest of the world is slowly waking up as we continue our adventure.



500 Miles in a day - and plenty of places to get off-road and explore the desert landscape. The LR3 keeps us cool and safe in the hostile environment, and handles tarmac or sand with ease.



As we search for a lost gold mine in the Arizona desert, we come across a valley of giant cacti - an amazing site. It's like being in our own Western!



We continue on, and as the light of day starts to slip towards sunset, we follow the road less travelled, staying away from the freeways. The light is beautiful, and the old road holds so many memories of times past.



Reaching our destination after the sun has set - we head into Sedona Arizona - the red rocks reflect the last light of the day in this magical landscape.



Another 500 miles for the Land Rover - it's delivered us safely to Sedona, in comfort - and has handled everything we've asked it to do on our journey through the mountains and desert.



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Leaving San Diego

Leaving a pre-dawn San Diego behind as we head East towards the desert, the city glistens in our rear-view mirror and we leave the Pacific coast and head over the mountains.

  • April 10th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 53mm / f/11 / 25 sec

Dawn over the Desert

As the sun comes up, it reveals the amazing outer bands of a tropical storm heading in over Mexico. We pull-over to admire the wonders of nature in this arid landscape. El Centro has never looked so beautiful.

  • September 1st, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 18mm / f/8 / 1/900 sec

Back on the Road

Heading back to our LR3, and getting back on the road heading further into the desert. There's distant smoke rising into the still morning air, the rest of the world is waking up as we continue our adventure.

  • September 1st, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 18mm / f/8 / 1/240 sec

Time to get Off-Road

500 Miles in a day - and plenty of places to get off-road and explore the desert landscape. The LR3 keeps us cool and safe in the hostile environment, and handles tarmac or sand with ease.

  • September 1st, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 18mm / f/8 / 1/160 sec

Cactus Valley

As we search for a lost gold mine in the Arizona desert, we come across a valley of giant cacti - an amazing site. It's like being in our own Western!

  • September 1st, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 18mm / f/8 / 1/220 sec

Telegraph Road

As the light of day starts to slip towards sunset, we follow the road less travelled, staying away from the freeways. The light is beautiful, and the old road holds so many memories of times past.

  • September 4th, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 60mm / f/8 / 1/850 sec

Sedona AZ

Reaching our destination after the sun has set - we head into Sedona Arizona - the red rocks reflect the last light of the day in this magical landscape.

  • September 3rd, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 28mm / f/8 / 20 sec

In your Grill

Another 500 miles for the Land Rover - it's delivered us safely to Sedona, in comfort - and has handled everything we've asked it to do on our journey through the mountains and desert.

  • August 31st, 2012
  • X-Pro1
  • 35mm / f/4 / 1/55 sec

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joshua3
A. Joshua Sims  over 2 years ago
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Great shots of the LR4 .. love them ..