ATV Tour with Zip Code Magazine’s Tyge O’Donnell

We here at VORT had such a great day with J.Tyge O’Donnell this last April, and we were so pleased to see the amazing photography he captured on his tour as well as his beautifully written article in the June/July issue of the Zip Code Magazine! In the magazine he says nice things about us, such as “Riding in the lead ATV with Mel, it was obvious he loves what he does and takes pride in pointing things out along the way.” And yes, Mel really does.

Tyge O’Donnell was so kind to even send us a thank you note – as if we weren’t impressed by him, his photography, and his article enough already.
It reads:
“Hello, Mel and Deb!
Just a quick note to thank you for your cooperation on my Zip Code Magazines’ article. The "Surf & Turf" article was by far the most fun I’ve written to date for the magazine and we’ve already heard some great feedback from our readers!
Ya’ll run a great business down there in Goodsprings… everything was top notch from the get-go and all your employees exuded great care and professionalism. I just wish the weather had cooperated and the sun had showed itself a little more during the outing!
I’ll have some friends visiting from Australia in the near future and you can bet we’ll be booking a tour with VORT. I’m planning to make it to Goodsprings sooner though (love the entertainment at Pioneer Saloon) and I’ll bring Mel some Slim Jim beef jerky since I ate most of his while on the tour.
Thanks again and I wish you all a continued busy season,
J. Tyge O’Donnell”
Well, Tyge, the pleasure was all ours. Some of the pictures taken are just breathtaking! There is an anonymous quote that goes “Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” This could not be more evident in the work of Mr. O’Donnell. J. Tyge O’Donnell has photography blood in his veins, son of the late Joe O’Donnell, a photojournalist and photographer for the United States Information Agency, best known for his work documenting the immediate aftermath of the atomic bomb explosions at Nagasaki and Hiroshima as a Marine photographer.