I’ve been driving past this “Place” for several years and have wanted to stop and photograph it but, it always seemed I didn’t have time or didn’t have my camera. Today I returned with time and a camera.
After a week on the road capturing images from the Oregon coast to Minnesota, I have created a gallery of photos on my website. Rather than creating the same gallery on my blog, here is the link to the site: http://northernvisionsmedia.com/?page_id=2727
While photographing an abandoned old barn in Mackay, Idaho, I spotted this owl perched on the rafter.
Captured along a northern Minnesota back road.
Wide open spaces where the wind blows unobstructed, the roads vanish in the distance and the sky goes on forever.
Sony RX100 V
Over there, off to one side, another tree. Two trees, each watching the other, keeping the other company. One obviously older, having seen more, able to share with the other knowledge of the past. They both watch, as the man on the side of the road takes pictures before vanishing down the October Road.
It often happens that an idea does not become what one wishes. The execution in the moment seemed like it would work. But the realization when editing is that not much can be recovered from the available information. So, what to do? I’m not one to just give up and walk away. I will take time and play with sliders and curves to see what I might create from the data. The October Road yields an interesting possibility.
A closer view of the reflections in the water. I find it myself mesmerized as I fall into the patterns. Just another wonderful stop on the October Road.
Perfect blue sky, perfect still water, create a mirror that reflects the autumn colors in a small lake along the October Road.
I had to travel some back roads in Wisconsin the other day and, of course, I had my camera bag with me. The further south one goes, the more fall color you’ll see. On this particular day, there was little if any breeze and the lakes and ponds were marvelously still. So, take a little trip down an October road with me. Oh yeah, if you’ve seen my work before, you know things might get interesting.