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The inevitable path


Whenever I walk and there is a path or a walkway I have to shoot it.  It serves no other purpose than to ground my photos that day.  It makes me think of prospective and where I should be pointing the camera.  What line will the eye take when someone looks at it?  Once I have that all figured out then I can shoot in peace.  All the other photos for the rest of the day will be how I want them.  If I can not get this simple photo right then nothing will work out, besides I wonder where all of these paths go. 


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Path to walk for lunch

This is Deer Grove East, which is in much better condition that the west side.  20080513_jprphotos_0159 I love the trees as they line the walk, I would rather the walk not be there as I prefer the walk to be natural but is is and I took this shot trying to capture the summer smell of the trees.  The heat that radiates from them makes my skin itchy but I like it because it make me feel alive.  At the very end of the road there is one tree with white blossoms on it.  I thought it would make a great ending to the trail shot.  It looked good in person but the effect failed on film or memory card.  Still I can feel summer as I did as a child.  I used to play in the forests around my home.  I was never a runner but a good walker.  I preferred my bike to walking and still do but I need to walk more and since I sold my jeep there is not much chance of carting bikes around.  I bought the jeep to travel around but never did.  When I lived in Mass it was great to use on 495 during the winter, but I only took it to the Cape on weekends and the idea of loading it up and moving on just never occurred except when I moved back to the Midwest.  I know my photography would get better if I would bring my tripod to take some of these shots.  Also this was taken with my Panasonic DMC-FX07.  I own several high end cameras but take this one along just in case.  It would still improve if I would use a tripod.  Well now that I have said that I will put it in the car. 

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