Photo: Get Off the Road

This shot was taken in the mountains of Tennessee during 2009.  My brother in law lives in a small cabin near Iron Mountain, and while visiting him, we can across this small lane going through the woods.  I was struck by the almost foreboding forest tunnel at the end of this image, and simply had to get this shot.  To get the angle I wanted, I had to get down on my stomach on the left side of the road.

I think this particular image has some more work to be done to it.  It makes me think of Frodo saying “Get off the road!” in the Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring movie.  I’d like to bring out more of the forest’s menacing qualities without losing the beauty of the composition.

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