Curve Ahead

A winding road in the Arizona desert.

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This shot is one of those accidental ones that falls in your lap every once in awhile.  I was headed back from an afternoon outing with only the thought of getting home on my mind.  Of course when we have clouds here you are always on guard for photo ops as the clouds are few and far between.  As I rounded a corner this image was right in front of me.  I debated whether to keep on going or pull over and grab some brackets.  The photog side generally wins over the lazy side.   Brackets for all!

One of the things I love about this shot is the winding road and not knowing where it leads.  As I was processing the brackets it made me stop and think how metaphoric this image is to real life.  The path before us is certainly never straight.  Sometimes the things most near us aren’t quite clear (hence the use of Focal Point for the foreground).  And finally who knows what will happen around the next bend.  Life is full of surprises.  Sometimes you just have to pull over to see them.

Until next time…

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  1. Certainly glad that you did pull over to grab those brackets! The clouds against that iridescent blue sky are stunning. Love not knowing what’s ahead, but it’s nice to have that little swatch of light as you ’round the bend!

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