This is a picture I took of two stools in Taylor's Soda Fountain in Independence, Oregon.
There's very little point in taking photos like this. They're not the kind of thing you send to your Mum or e-mail your mates.
Showing them to people demands a reaction. It makes sense to send your Mum a picture of you at the Grand Canyon, say, in a way that sending her a photo of two stools in a diner just doesn't.
This is a picture I took of a remote gas station in Echo, Utah. Again it's not the kind of thing I'd ever send to anyone but it does bring back a lot of memories.
I took a lot of photos on that trip and although I flick through them from time to time they don't serve any great purpose.
Which makes it satisfying when someone sends me a copy of this ad for the Monday DVD release. It'll probably be appearing in a Sunday paper near you.
Suddenly my click-happy photo habit doesn't seem quite so lacking in purpose. Well, I can pretend.
I've been quite bowled over by the reaction to the film. It hasn't been purely positive but then nothing ever is. But the majority of reviews have been kind and the viewing figures were so above and beyond our expectations as to be frankly ridiculous.
Somehow we managed to get more than six times the channel's average figures for the slot. Which is just silly. I hope some of those people come back to the channel in the coming weeks to watch other documentaries in the series. There are definitely films there that will reward the effort.