Critique Welcomed Josh Wilson Road

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Feb 10, 2022.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I don't know who Josh Wilson is or was but this is a section of a road named after him. (Perhaps he is or was a local farmer, since roads round these parts are sometimes named for a person or family who live nearby.) This is in the Skagit Valley of Washington State, USA.

    As you can see in the photo there were no cars to the front of me and I can tell you the same condition existed behind me so I felt comfortable stopping in the road and composing this photo through the car's windscreen. The windscreen imparted a somewhat bluish tone to the color version so I converted it to B&W which I think works better.

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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I like it a lot, Brian. There's something of a dialogue of curiosity between the trees on the right and the tress which are holding wires on the left. The latter seem proud of their job, while the former display of a mixture of "not sure", "horror" and envy. Meanwhile, the road goes on forever.

    I love images that stimulate my imagination. Chapeau!
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  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I love your "take" on this Rob. I can see it! :)
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  4. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    Very clear considering the windscreen Brian. Reminds me of the old Jerry Bruckheimer films logo. Being a UK stranded resident, it's these scenes that are quintessential America dreaming, all the vastness and possibilities.

    I can't help but get lost in the media influence of my youth and think possibilities.

    A very nice shot.
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  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks a lot, Wes. I can see the Jerry Bruckheimer road in it too, now that you mention it. There is certainly a vastness about this country. I've been to quite a few places in it but I feel I have only scratched the surface. Thanks for your comments.
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  6. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    A thought provoking image. What I see is a journey though time, from the clearly defined now into the as yet undefined distant future.
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  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    And that's exactly what it was as I had never been along that road. lol. Seriously thanks Dave. I appreciate your interpretation.
  8. Milan Vjestica

    Milan Vjestica Well-Known Member

    I like the way it leads the eye into the journey.

    It could only be improved by driving on the right side of the road. ;)
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  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    :D Thanks Milan. As you can see from the picture I could have picked any side of the road I wanted.
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