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On The Road Again – Monochrome Madness


I went out for my first ride in the car the other day and I must say it was nice to get out!  I haven’t really been out other than to go to physical therapy and the doctor, so it was refreshing to be enjoying some new scenery.  The hills around us are so beautiful and in five minutes we can be seemingly in the middle of nowhere even though there is a Starbucks or Peet’s (my favorite) just a few minutes away.   The hills in the bay area provide that nook and cranny or “pocketed” feeling and it’s a feeling I always associate with home.

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On the Road Again

On the Road Again


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

69 thoughts on “On The Road Again – Monochrome Madness

  1. We’re heading off early in the morning so I have scheduled my posts for the next couple of days. Got in to see this one though. It’s lovely. I love taking photos of the open road. 🙂
    Glad you got out of the house.

  2. This is once again, a magnificently good composed photo… I love it, and I’m not a big fan of B&W… but you are turning me quickly towards a love of looking at it… can’t ever see myself doing B&W with the type of captures I do, where colour defines the bird or animal… however you keep at it I’m enjoying your work…
    I had forgotten you were heading in for an Op was it.?? Hope your recovery is progressing along as the Doctor would want….

    • Wow thank you! I love color as well (as you know) and I think you might surprise yourself with some of those bird images. I can totally see one of the flamingos with the reflections as B&W. And yes, I had a knee replacement and am recovering. It’s a long road to recovery but I’m getting there. Thank you for asking and for your comments. I truly appreciate it!

  3. I really love this shot, it feels like we are about to go somewhere, some expectation, fantastic 🙂

  4. There’s a bit of an optical illusion going on here for me. I look at this and sense destination, as if the road is going somewhere and then it shifts to appearing that I am coming from somewhere. Very nice.

  5. very nice road image….en theos…j

  6. Beautiful shot I love the Bay Area my father in law lives in Belmont and brother in law in Pacifica. It is so pretty and green up there! Glad you got out for a ride! Hope your knee is doing well!

    • I remember your father-in-law lives in Belmont now that you mention it. Pacifica is beautiful but it is sooooo foggy! Thanks for your comments Cathy and yes my knee is doing better. Except the day after PT which is today lol.

  7. Nice!! Thanks for the Willie Nelson earworm… 😉

  8. Nice choice to go very dark on this image. It is much different from the typical winding road photograph.

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  11. fantastic entry laura!! 🙂

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  13. I love roads like this! Where the foliage covers and brings a sense of comfort. It is like the things moving past the windows move in slow motion when driving through an area like this. Happy to hear you went for a drive! Hope the coffee was good too 🙂

  14. So I am wondering if you are leaving the dark and heading into the light, or if you are looking back at the light and heading into a patch of darkness. More likely, I am seeing symbolism where only beauty was intended. I’m having one of those days.

    • I’m amazed you said that because another commenter said the same thing! It was both. This part of the road was shaded by trees so we were coming from the light, going into the shade of the trees and then coming out again on the other side to sun. 🙂 You saw it correctly. I did see the beauty of the shaded area and how there was light at both ends.

  15. Least responded to image? I beat you. I got just seven responses to a post of my own that I personally thought was one of the best images I have ever posted. But it’s not about responses or “likes” is it? Anyway, this is an amazingly beautiful and compelling shot. I want to drive through that grove of shade trees back into the warmth of the sun! Glad to hear you’re healing as the doctor would want- but probably too slow for what you want! Just have patience.

    • Well it is telling in what people expect from me I think. I just found it interesting. I probably never would’ve processed an image like that had I not been desperate for images since I haven’t been out taking pics lately. Is the image you posted the tower? I liked it and there were 25 likes lol. But who’s counting! :P. I don’t use the reader much anymore. I just click on the wp link of the commenter and hope their most recent image is on top. If it isn’t can you paste me the link? I did love the color version of the tower. Thanks for the good wishes!

  16. Laura – this shot is just beautiful! Glad you had a nice drive and had that camera with you 🙂

  17. Love the sinuous curves, and the way the road beckons on. Great composition, foreground and rule of thirds.

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  19. This looks great. I love the dark vignetting and the leading lines.

  20. Love the lines, great strong in composition and use of dark and light.

  21. Perfectly suited for B&W, contrast and composition work very well, really like it!
    Greetings, Ron

  22. I love the tunnel feel of this, Laura. Really cool image. Snaking up, the road does wind with the boughs above forming bent arches. Nice! (((HUGS))) Amy

  23. WOW! Eerily beautiful!

  24. Oh wow this is such a great shot and I totally want to ride that road.
    The image evokes so many emotions … including the freedom of the road.
    Really great!

  25. Beautiful play of shadow and light…love the twisting road…just perfect.

  26. Bardzo ciekawe ujęcie tak oczywistego miejsca. Świetne!

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