f/32, 13 sec, at 17mm, 100 ISO, on a Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8

Have you ever taken a picture and it just take hold of you, even though it doesn’t seem to be that striking from a composition standpoint? Yeah, that’s the deal with today’s image. I LOVE the picture, but there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot there, but my motto is to post what I love, so here it is.

This is the road that runs across the bridge onto Grey Cloud Island. I had already taken long exposure images here, here and here and was returning to my car when this scene presented itself. There’s some emotional attachment to it, maybe the uncertainty of where the road might take you or the conditions with the mist and fog add a certain emptiness feel to it, I’m not sure. But there’s something here that connects with me.

It’s been a great week sharing my new inspiration with you. I’m hopeful to have the chance to stretch the new B+W 10-Stop ND filter’s legs this weekend and share them with you next week, we’ll. In the mean time, have a wonderful weekend and be thinking about what you’re thankful for!


  1. Chris Nitz November 16, 2012 at 6:45 AM #

    Dude, you have just killed it this week. This shot has a nice touch of intrigue and mystery to it. Also, I’ve loved that you have done nothing but monochrome this week. Keep kicking ass man!

    • Jim November 16, 2012 at 6:57 AM #

      That means a lot Chris! Thank you for your continued encouragement!

  2. Jimi Jones November 16, 2012 at 7:28 AM #

    Fantastic mono, Jim.
    I agree with Chris, this has such a mood of mystery and it’s a timeless setting. Good stuff!

    • Jim November 16, 2012 at 7:39 AM #

      Thank you Jimi! Really appreciate that!

  3. Len Saltiel November 16, 2012 at 8:44 AM #

    Sometimes it is the simple image that makes a striking statement. Excellent work Jim.

    • Jim November 16, 2012 at 8:49 AM #

      Thanks Len. Appreciate that.

  4. Mark Neal November 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM #

    I like the stark boldness of this image, Jim. Nice job.

    • Jim November 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM #

      Thanks Mark!

  5. Edith Levy November 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM #

    I really, really like this Jimmy. My eye is following the road and is wondering where its leading too. Great shot.

    • Jim November 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM #

      Thank you Edith! So glad you liked it!

  6. Mike Criswell November 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM #

    I like it, has a nice winter feel

    • Jim November 16, 2012 at 11:42 AM #

      Thanks Wiz – fortunately, it was about 55F when I was shooting!

  7. Mark Garbowski November 16, 2012 at 11:32 AM #

    For me the appeal of this image is not to follow the curve of the road out the right frame and wonder where it goes. Instead, what puts this image over the top for me is to follow the road in the opposite direction. I don’t know why, but every time my eye scans down the image I expect the line of the road to disappear off to the left, and when it runs out nearly dead center at my feet, so to speak, I’m just gobsmacked. Don’t know why but it gets me.

    • Jim November 16, 2012 at 11:42 AM #

      Cool! Thanks for that great input Mark!

  8. Toad Hollow Photo November 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM #

    Love this shot, Jim, there’s something a touch solitary in it. I actually agree with Mark Garbowski on this one, I found (and continue to find) myself blown away at how that lines comes back at you… a VERY dramatic picture, my friend!

    • Jim November 21, 2012 at 4:26 AM #

      Thanks Toad! I find it very interesting the many different thoughts on this one and really appreciate your input!

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