Sunday, March 19, 2006

Close to home #1

I had the itch yesterday to get out and capture some images. Over the course of driving around to all the usual everyday activities – going to work, buying groceries, running errands – I’ve made note of a number of interesting places I continually pass along the way, intending to someday return for photos. Most of the places are within a couple of miles of my house, so I spent an hour and a half yesterday going from place to place, capturing photos quickly, then moving on to the next. I’ll present several photos from this whirlwind trip over the course of this week.

This lonely tree is located on the west side of Randall Road north of Elgin, IL (for you locals that visit here). It stands alone in a large open field and I’ve often thought about photographing it at either the beginning or end of the day. The sun is setting. Darkness is descending. Repose is settling in.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

13 comments:

Otto K said...

Beautiful scene, James, especially with the moon. Very nice.

DaveM said...

This could become a symbol for all the pantheists out there. Nice picture.

alicia said...

i like the sky gradient thing (: lovely colours.

PhilB said...

Amazing sky and colours. Have a good week.

Jack said...

James, are you having any difficulty posting photos? I tried several times through the day yesterday and finally got one up. But this morning, again I can't post a picture.

Vicky said...

Wow, that's a really beautiful photo! Great shot.

otilius said...

peaceful setting...

James said...

all, thank you very much for the kind comments.

Jack, I've had some difficulties, but I have a workaround using Flickr.com. If you're interested, send me an email at jjrdns6(at)aol(dot)com. I'm also still having trouble posting comments to your blog for some reason.

EssPea Photography said...

I really like the color fade in the sky. Although the obvious haloing around the tree hurts the overall image.

Roger said...

Nice picture, but I'm having trouble associating Randall Road with repose.

James said...

Ah, Grasshopper ... two lessons can be learned ... One can find repose in any situation (traffic was pretty heavy behind me and most drivers going by were probably wondering what that nut was doing in that field) ... and a photo can create its own reality.

Jem said...

I really love this shot James - particuarly because you have the soon and moon in the same frame!

Anonymous said...

Really nice shot. The burst of sun contrasts beautifully with the brilliant moon. Well taken.

~Chris
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