Almost weekly, I participate in a photography challenge called Monochrome Madness. Once a month a theme is added to the challenge. This month the theme was “road”. I was excited about the theme because I seem to photograph lots of roads and because I recently saw a road I thought would be perfect.
This road was just barely into Oklahoma just off of Highway 377. I found the road one evening about dusk while I was out chasing sunset photos. We stopped to turn around and there it was — an old, broken down dirt road that was overgrown with trees and weeds. The area felt rather spooky in the fading sunlight . My imagination was in overdrive trying to imagine where the road might lead. I knew I probably wasn’t brave enough to try to find out. It was too dark to get a good photo that night; so we went back about a week later.
At The End of the Road
The road still drew my eye a week later. Even in the middle of the day, it still looked spooky and made me feel like an intruder. I’m not sure how far you could actually drive down the road without a four wheel drive vehicle. I wanted to know where the road lead; but not enough to risk the drive down it. I took several shots at different angles and headed home.
Unfortunately, this was one of those scenes that just didn’t seem to work in monochrome black & white. The isolation and dense greenery seemed to get lost in the monochrome version.
I chose another road for my Monochrome Madness photo challenge; but this road still fascinates me. What kind of stories come to mind when you see this road? Which photo version do you like best?
Monochrome Madness Challenge
You can see the photo I chose for the road theme Monochrome Madness Challenge in my post Setting Sun B & W. You can join the Monochrome Madness Challenge or view more monochrome photos by visiting Leanne Cole Photography. You can view my other Monochrome Madness Challenge entries by clicking on Monochrome Madness.