Monday, May 22, 2006

The Open Road

". . . the open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself."
- William Least Heat Moon (William Trogdon)

Picture: Road in Southern Maryland


Lynn Daniels said...

Lovely! Reminds me of a spot near my kids' school where the tall, graceful trees reach out and shade the asphalt below. I've always wanted to stop and get a shot of it, but the road's so well-traveled I'm afraid I'd be mowed over by a speed demon.

Heather said...

Thanks, Lynn! I love the cool peacefulness of this shot, and how it makes one wonder where the road leads beyond the bend.

This photo taken in Fredrick County, Maryland en route from Alexandria, VA to Gettysburg, PA -- we were visiting a friend and took a day trip up to the battleground, taking time along the way to visit a few bridges just off the main highway. As we paused to appreciate one of the historic bridges, I couldn't resist capturing the beckoning road behind us.

Jana said...

Oh, H. I love this. I have a thing for road photos. I've actually got a small "portfolio" of road photos that I've taken over the years. I love the idea that you can just sort of jump into the photo and take a walk to see where it might take you. :-)

Heather said...

Thanks, J! You'll have to dig out some of your road pics some day and share a few!