Monday, June 22, 2009

The Road

A dirt road near the Taylor Park Reservoir (Crested Butte, CO area).

The title I gave to this photo made me think of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road". What a book. On the surface it appears bleak and hopeless, but it's actually a story of incredible hope. I see that a movie is being made of it. Although the cast looks impressive, I'm cynical about them actually doing this story any justice.

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13 comments:

Linnea W said...

I'm not familiar with McCarthy's book, but the story line sounds interesting. Your road scene is very mysterious. I think the monochrome image really gives it an eerie feel, one that color would not provide. I like how you gave more balance to the sky than to the land...very dramatic clouds.

Regina said...

Glorious clouds. Wow!

Dan said...

I love those pictures who just drags you into them and make you wonder what`s further inside. The road gives me that feeling. Wonderful;-)

Aileni said...

A great sky and feeling of space.

cieldequimper said...

I'm reading the book at the moment and am a bit nonplussed by McCarthy's style. I would think their road is so much bleeker than this one, it's a wonderful photo.

Daryl said...

Wonderful open space .. nicely done

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is a excellent shot and I bet it looks nice in blue-

Photo Cache said...

I've not heard of the book, but the cast looks promising. You'd let us know if the movie was true to the book okay.

What a lovely sky on a deserted road.

Clueless in Boston said...

I've read a few of McCarthy's novels and they are really good, but they can take an emotional toll.

I like the picture of the road and especially those clouds. Gorgeous.

rh-bilder said...

Great shot. I really like the clouds and light.

Arya said...

Love the light in the sky! Awesome shot!

Russ said...

Thanks everyone.

Kilauea Poetry - that's an excellent suggestion. I bet your right...

The Explorer said...

road for hope...that is interesting...

although i am wondering what the photo looks like in colored version