Roads More Traveled
The famous Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken”, ends with a few lines that are easily seen as inspiration for the outdoor photographer:
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
But what of the roads more traveled? Should I pack the camera away on these roads, or can I approach them photographically in a way that makes all the difference?
The image at the right was photographed on a road I’ve definitely traveled a lot. There are a few turnouts along the Transcanada Highway between Banff and Calgary that I keep in mind as I drive along the road. On this trip, post-sunset colors played over a thin layer of high clouds while a full moon rose over the hills. I quickly pulled over at one of my favorite stops and took the opportunity for a moody late evening composition.