...in that 30 MPH curve we saw yesterday.
About an hour before this capture - I had stopped along the Eel River near Garberville - drawn by the beautiful clouds and gentle light over the stream. While there, a mother and daughter pulled off the highway to get some photos of their own. They had me take a picture of the two of them with their camera (always happy to oblige). They were heading south from Arcata - where the daughter is considering attending Humboldt State University.
We talked about HSU and how much the area had changed in the past three decades. We parted company. At Garberville, I stopped for coffee - and figured them long gone - heading for their home in the San Francisco bay area.
After getting back on the road and driving south another 20 miles (32 km), I arrived at this spot where I'd photographed the bridge construction we've been viewing this week, as well as that yellow caution sign with the autumn leaves we saw here yesterday. Just after snapping that shot - here came mom and daughter around that curve in their distinctive red and white Mini-Cooper. I waved - they waved - and 'click' !
[notebook]: given that I don't have a model release or permission from these two to post their image on the 'www' - I altered their license plate to protect their identity. Good old Photoshop. The sign behind their car is not altered at all. Courtesy of the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans). Might we reduce accidents if they posted more of these?
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