This week’s been a bit of a whirlwind–busy at home, busy at work–not much time to take the slow and winding road. When all is good and I’m not screaming down the freeways at mach three with my hair on fire, I’ll take this little serpentine road to work. Aside from the crazy drivers, I love winding my way through these hills. I’ve stopped countless times and taken pictures from the side of this road but I don’t think I’ve ever shared a picture of the road itself; here it is illuminated by a particularly pretty morning light.
I’ve been a bit preoccupied with roads lately. As I browsed through my recent images this evening, I noticed a good number of road shots. I enjoy shooting them for the feeling of excitement they generate. Who doesn’t remember the drowsy enthusiasm that came with piling into the family car for an early start to a summer road-trip? Even now, I find it hard to sleep the night before a big trip; I’m filled with anticipation. This evening as I looked over the nearly one hundred new images from my photographic friends around the world my first thought was: my goodness you’re a prolific bunch. My second thought though, was the same feeling of excitement I get before setting out on a new journey. It is a bit of a journey really, to visit beautiful places and see new sights through someone else’s eyes and images. Still, what I really hope is that someday my road will cross yours; perhaps we’ll share the journey for a short while and through it all, snap away.