Monday, February 14, 2011

Photos are for the Road

I like to take photos while driving. I know that this notion has frightened some of you, but I do. Now, more often than not, I am a passenger, so it doesn't hurt that I am taking photos while moving.  There is a certain sacrifice that one makes when moving at 60 mph down the road, and at the same time attempting to capture a beautiful sunset, cloud formation, wildlife or what have you:  Things that are moving, look blurry.  Well, I like blurry, sometimes. Even when I was a small child, I used to look out of the window of my father's truck and focus and un-focus my eyes on the scenery passing by.  The fescue, barbed wire, or the gravel on the shoulder racing by in a grey blur.
I recently took a trip with Stephanie and Shannon back to the farm country where I was born. Here are some photos from the road.




 

4 comments:

louise said...

lovely :) remember doing the same in my parents's car...love the shots of/from the road.

Raelyan said...

Love the shots! The second one is so good, you'd think you spent time deliberating on the composition

hell-on-a-stick said...

Thank you, I've been driving with a camera in my right hand for a few years. hahah, i dont know whether thats adviseable or not...but every once in a while i get lucky. :)

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Very mysterious and beautiful!