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Oct 4, 2013

Credit the Colour

Credit the Colour - near the Forks of the Credit, ON

I have a problem. It has to do with photography during road trips.

When I am driving, I get into driving mode. This is not good for photography. Photography requires a little more right brain and a little less "I'm driving! Don't bug me!" left brain. Of course I have the standard excuses: "There's a big truck right behind me. I can't stop." or "There's no place to pull over." or "Ah well, there will be a better photo op down the road."

Of course, if I'm driving and I don't have camera gear with me, I see no end of magnificent photo opportunities with nothing preventing me from stopping. What's up with that?

I have discovered that the trick (on road trips) is to stop somewhere as soon as possible and take a few photos. After that, the photographic part of my brain assumes a little more authority making it less difficult to stop the vehicle when a photo presents itself.

In Credit the Colour I drove past this scene and realized that I had to go back. The road had no shoulders. The wetlands came right up to the verge. It took a while to find a place to turn around and a little while longer to find a parking spot. I'm glad I took the time and the photos.

This is the second photo in the series 'Autumn in Ontario'.


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