I often photograph roads, for in them I find metaphor. You can see the way ahead, sometimes for a few months. After that the view is obscured. Perhaps we’re not meant to know, for that’s where trusting comes in.
As Edward Abbey said, “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds…”
Above all my prayer for you in the New Year is that your road may lead you to the source of living waters. Have a great 2017!
Nicely, sensitively done, Russ.
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Beautiful thoughts and images. I love your thought about photographing roads and now realize that the images of roads I’ve done, and actually like, have the same correlation between what is in the photograph and life. You see only so much but when the road disappears, you are left to trust that it is heading somewhere good.
There is so much room for conscious use of metaphor in a photograph of a road…
Lovely thought. Sometimes our subconscious mind registers more than we think and the metaphor just seems so right.
Appreciate that Vibha!
This is so beautifully done, Russ. And I wish the same to you.
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Superb photos and metaphor, Russ. May the road rise to meet you!
Appreciate you Eliza!
You as well! I look forward to many more amazing photographs from you in 2017.
I particularly enjoy your first image: to me roads, especially dirt roads, hold the promise of surprise, adventure and hark back to a time before traffic hurtled along the tarred lanes so fast that they miss what is alongside, be it a mountain or a mouse.
Thanks Anne, I really do appreciate those dirt roads too!
You remind me of the line in Robert Frost’s famous poem : Knowing how way leads onto way.
Stunning as always. Happy new year russ
Happy New Year!
Beautiful images and sentiment! All the best for 2017, Russ.
You too Dina, thanks!
These pictures are stunning!
Beautiful photography. Truly amazing.
i am a lover of nature photography as well and i must say that you bring a new perspective to it!
Thanks, although I can’t always pull it off, in general I prefer to see the wildlife as part of the overall landscape.
Wow I loved this post. It was very uplifting and insightful. I absolutely loved the photos. LOVE photography!
Appreciate your stopping and taking the time to comment!
No problem 🙂
Beautiful images, moving words
Warm wishes for peace, joy, and fulfilling creative endeavors in the new year!
Thanks, and to you as well!
Spectacular Russ! Happy New Year! Are you back in Florida now? I’ve enjoyed your blog and IG account so much. Thanks for inspiring me! Nicole
Thanks Nicole, back in Florida, just experiencing some insta/blog lag. All Florida in a couple of weeks.
Wonderful! Loving all your photos of Yellowstone and elsewhere.
Back at ya Nicole!
May your road lead you to the source of living waters as well. Have a good 2017 as well!