Thursday, June 12, 2008
Roadside reflection redux
West of Woodstock, ON, June 2008 [Click to enlarge]
Had a really cool day in Toronto today that included an in-studio interview with Fred Langan of the CBC Business News. I was talking about Bill C-61, a piece of proposed legislation that would update Canada's Copyright Act. It was introduced today, and it had the Canuck Internet world abuzz.
On my way home, traffic was nightmarish. So to drop my blood pressure a bit, I got off the 401 at Woodstock and, for the last 60 km of the 200 km drive, I took the road less travelled through rolling farmland and picture perfect towns. I stopped outside Woodstock and captured this near-sunset image. Since I have a thing for reflective cars on Route 2 in the evening - see here for a similarly-themed image from last June - I thought I'd use the rental car, a black Suzuki Swift with really useless cupholders and a blown left speaker, as a prop.
I felt very peaceful as I carefully made my way home through an impossibly beautiful landscape. I would have missed it all had I stayed on the superhighway. I'm glad I did.
Your turn: Taking the road less travelled. Do you? Why?
One more thing: This week's Thematic Photographic theme is snack food. Do you have the stomach to submit your own snack food-themed photo? Click here to find out.