Japanese Rock Garden

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Japanese Rock Garden Composition

Japanese Rock Garden Composition

Detail from the Sand and Stone Garden at the Portland Japanese Garden.  For the best viewing experience, click on the image to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Collision Course

Alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography

Composite of an Osprey photographed on Long Island with a Landscape photographed at Arcadia National Park looking down at Bar Harbor, Maine

Roadside Memorials

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Roadside Memorial © Steven Willard

I have no idea how many roadside memorials I’ve passed in my travels. I’m seventy-two years old, and I’ve driven all over America, and some foreign countries too, so the number must be pretty high. Some were probably too small to notice while traveling at highway speeds, others such as this one, certainly caught my eye. Some clearly mark scenes where accidents took place, dangerous curves or poorly marked intersections. Others are placed on perfectly straight highways, begging the question of how someone managed to run off the road. I rarely stop, they appear too suddenly unless it is on a section of road I travel frequently. I don’t think the mourners expect us to, it’s something more personal than that, or perhaps more desperate. A cry for people to notice that a friend, or child, has been take away from them. It’s something for us to think about, at least for a few miles.

 

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