Sometimes I think its all been done before. Then, a bleary-eyed morning drive to the work shows me this. It amazes me that no matter how many sunrises or sunsets I have the privilege to see, they are all different. Some are more spectacular than others, but the key is to take a brief moment and allow yourself to see them. Too often we get caught up in the day and miss the most beautiful things, right there in front of us. They may not always knock you off your feet like this sunrise, but they are there. There, reminding us that it has not all been done before, and that each day presents a new thing of beauty of behold.
Not really, but this doorway in Ocala caught my eye. I have no idea where it leads, but it looks rustic and adventure worthy.
Emily decided that the apples we bought for the horses looked too good, so she grabbed one from the bag. You may start to feel bad for the horse watching Emily eat, but he had a few carrots to tide him over.
Not quite the Stanley Hotel (or Overlook, if you go by the movie), but this hallway from an Ocala hotel was pretty creepy. I kept thinking that there was something in the curtains all the way down, but did not brave it to find out.
I’ve been watching this old truck decay for may years. I’ve photographed it before, but a colony of bees called the place home and I could not get close enough without facing their wrath. Since we are close to moving, this may be the last time I see this old timer. The next time we meet there may not be much left of this once proud piece of American muscle.
For me, nothing quite sparks the imagination like finding an old country road. What adventures lie down its dusty path? Where does it take you if followed to the end? Who is waiting there with a map and a story? With so much known in the world, it is comforting to find things that are unknown and keep imagination alive.
This photo is a few years older and captured on my first roll of Velvia 50, I can’t get the colors right, and fairly sure if the slide was found it could be scanned and processed better, but there is something about this photo that draws me to it. The light, that day, take me back to the moment I pulled over to grab this shot so many years ago.
Shot on Velvia 50 with my Leica M3 and 21mm lens.