Our Daily Sykes #165 – Rare Company over Canyon

Three guys (or more) with a guard rail near the rim of a canyon. For the road cutting through the shadow on the right to descend to the road winding along below on the left suggests - if they are the same road - that where the shadow ends in light is an entrance to a long branching canyon through which the road makes its way down and down to continue on to the road on the left. (This suggestion is at least given some evidence in the canyon scene that is included here below the three explorers. Those curves are the same as those seen on the distant left of the scene above, and they were photographed from the branching canyon.) This is a rare instance of Horace shooting a candid on-the-road photograph which includes other people - perhaps camera club members. The blue shirt, at least, of the man on the left, seen from behind, and his white hair might match the convivial man on the right of the portrait, which includes Horace on the left. We have shown this before, but noting the coincidence, perhaps, print it here again. They do not seem to be in the same canyon, but possibly the same northeast corner of Oregon where there is a splendid proliferation of semi-arid canyons. In the portrait photo below there is a hat resting on the truck's hood behind the three fellows. It would have made this comparison easier if that hat were the same as the one on the man on the right. Then we could explain the other differences in what is being worn by this fellow as, perhaps, related to the altitude or time of day or an accident at lunch. Or there may be more than three involved in the occasion of this shot, for there is probably at least four in the other. The fourth one, of course or probably, is taking the photograph. My what Horace Sykes has put us through by not captioning his slides.
We have shown this one before. Horace is on the left. The vehicle here is a dark pick-up, perhaps. It is certainly no sports utility vehicle then as yet. The vehicle in the top photo may be one of Horace's swept back Chevys. It is possible that more people are involved and more than two vehicles too. And it is also possible that these two views were taken many miles apart and separated by years of office work.
As noted above, the curves on the canyon road shown here at the scene's center are the same as some of those that show in the Syke's photograph at the top. The color has certainly shifted in Horace's slide.

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