Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Road Taken in New Brunswick

Birch Forest Road, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada  © Doug Hickok


There is a familiar poem by Robert Frost that discusses roads taken and not taken. It's true life offers an endless array of choices. We make them practically every moment of the day. Sometimes choices are easy, sometimes not. Regardless, they usually come with expectations of a particular outcome.

Yet, along the road taken, you're sure to find the unexpected as well. And occasionally you'll find the unexpected to be surprisingly pleasant. This was so when my wife and I chose to drive down this quiet forest road in New Brunswick, where we were soon rewarded with a beautiful sylvan scene. Some folks call this kind of discovery serendipity. I call it looking closely at the road map... and as photographers often do, imagining the possibilities.


Quick take: This short article poses the question, "What kind of picture taker are you?"

21 comments:

  1. So lush, so green .. a wonderful scene. Certainly makes me want to walk down that path.

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  2. Beautiful photo of the greenery.

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  3. Nice road in the woods, I would like to take a walk there! Nice photo!

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  4. This picture remind me of another Frost's line: 'The woods are lovely, dark and deep'...
    Answering your question I am a mix of the 'burst kind' and the 'a few carefully taken shots', it depends by the subject.
    'Campobello' in Italian is literally 'beautiful field'!

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  5. Wow awesome path and so beautiful vegetation.Very romantic shot!
    Léia

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  6. Beautiful place and excellent photo.

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  7. Such a fine composition, Doug. It made me smile the moment it opened on my screen.

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  8. Great photo, as always! It looks so surreal to me. Your choice of photographing this road was all right in focus, composition, aperture, shutter speed:)
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day, Doug.
    Yoshi

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  9. Always wanted to drive or walk on a road like this. I think it would be relaxing. That place looks amazing.

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  10. fabulous photograph of a lovely scene!!

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  11. Wonderfully done, this one is so inviting, lush and green, I'd like to step into it, Doug. Great framing too.

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  12. A very beautiful road which looks like almost painter's picture

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  13. Another example of your spectacular talent for lighting!

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  14. this is beautiful, such a lovely country scene.

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  15. Such a romantic atmosphere, Doug!

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  16. Very nice browns and greens with the dappled light - and well composed with the bending road demanding exploration.

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  17. Sylvan... That's a root word of silva that appeared on my comment box here few days ago!

    The S-curve road is really inviting.
    The mist is like a bonus.
    I just love birch trees.

    Oh yes, I am going to move this weekend.

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  18. The unforgettable forests of New Brunswick--what a beautiful shot Doug. I haven't been back home to NB since starting my phlog. I can't wait to explore it all with new eyes.

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  19. spectacular place, a full immersion in a wonderful green!!!1

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