Highways Of the Desert

John  De Bord Photography

Lakewood, United States

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Garden Of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Ya know, one of the things which I have noticed here on DA is the lack of traditional B&W Landscape Photography. Sure, we see the avant guard stuff done in long exposure from the French photographers, plenty of waterscapes, but where has the tradition gone as far as Landscapes is concerned? It makes me kind of sad to think that the art of B&W Landscape Photography done in the traditional sense is being lost….and I can’t help but think, what would Ansel think or Clyde Butcher? (another one of my HUGE influences by the way)

When I shot this I had to be pretty careful, sitting on a blind curve isn’t always the best of ideas, but I had to get it and I was determined, I wanted the road in this specifically not just for scale, but for perspective, the way it leads the eye when you look at it, and for sheer compositional sake. I like the way it splits the landscape into 2 parts, separating the top and the bottom, it also makes the viewer notice the immediate surrounds more, like the Yuca’s growing in the bottom part on the left side of the road.

I think this one I will print out large for myself, 18×24 or greater, fo some reason it just has the look & feel that I love, and I can’t imagine any smaller displayed on my wall.
I hope you all like it as much as I do!
Let me know your thoughts!
—-John

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