Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Road Taken in New Brunswick

Birch Forest Road, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada  © Doug Hickok

There is a familiar poem by Robert Frost that discusses roads taken and not taken. It's true life offers an endless array of choices. We make them practically every moment of the day. Sometimes choices are easy, sometimes not. Regardless, they usually come with expectations of a particular outcome.

Yet, along the road taken, you're sure to find the unexpected as well. And occasionally you'll find the unexpected to be surprisingly pleasant. This was so when my wife and I chose to drive down this quiet forest road in New Brunswick, where we were soon rewarded with a beautiful sylvan scene. Some folks call this kind of discovery serendipity. I call it looking closely at the road map... and as photographers often do, imagining the possibilities.

Quick take: This short article poses the question, "What kind of picture taker are you?"

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