Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Rushing Through Suburbia
This photo is taken at Great Falls, VA. Literally, it is five minutes off the exit of 495, the eight lane highway known locally as the Beltway, a nightmare of a road whose reputation is one of traffic logjams and mphs that often don't get above 5mph. If you didn't know it was there, you'd never know it was there.
I alternately like this photo and am disappointed with it. I like the blue sky peeking through and the sharpness of the rocks, but the light seems flat (it was...it was very overcast), and it feels like I needed a wider lens to get a good sense of the wideness of space.
On the other hand, taking an hour or two walking through this oasis in the middle of the over-crowded and chaotic suburban life I live was as refreshing as...well, as a waterfall.