Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Trail at Drummond Road

Yesterday, Sue and I explored a bit of the new trail (old railway line) north of town. The trail also runs through town, but our section is still under construction. The county (or township), however, has completed the section to our north.

Once we crossed a somewhat busy road, that wasn't very busy on a Sunday morning, there were no obstacles. However, because the fine gravel is not totally worked in yet, the cycling was a little harder than usual. It was a treat to get back onto pavement afterward.

The round trip was only about 15km, but that is the longest we've done this year, and for a whole decade, I think.

I discovered a spot for potential early morning photos, but come morning the roving emergency ambulance was parked in that exact spot. Can you imagine? In all of the rural county, they were parked in the one isolated spot where I wanted to shoot.

I looked around for a composition anyway, but this one wasn't so good. I could see the glow from the rising sun, but the stubble in the field isn't very appealing. Still, a shot is a shot.



I went into the farm field for just a few steps and found this composition along a harvested row. While there's no sunrise light in this view, I like this one a little better than the one above.



Then, still in search for a better composition, I walked north along the trail, where we hadn't cycled previously. Not far along, I found a composition that I like better. There is some sunrise light and a patch where it is falling on the ground a little, plus some tracks that form a leading line.



I think that photo, above, is my fave, but I switched the camera into vertical mode, and I like this one too. I've processed it a little brighter, and sometimes I think I might like it more.


9 comments:

Virginia Dean said...

My preference is for photo 2. I love the eerie feeling that you are about to take off on a journey that can't be explained ...

Anvilcloud said...

That’s o good way to look at it, Virginia. I must reassess.

Silver Willow said...

I like the last one the best, with a nice pop of yellow. :)

Marie Smith said...

I like the touch of light on the field in the last photo AC.

Shammickite said...

I like the way the seeding lines take me into the photos.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are wonderful photos! Would you have asked them to move? I'm sure they wouldn't have minded!
I told a woman off at the nail salon yesterday! :-)

Christina said...

I have't cycled 15 km in years, that's quite a distance. I cycle to work daily but the distance is only 2 km. I like all your compositions but my favourite is the second one, I do like the slightly moody vibe it has, and the breaks in the cloud cover.

troutbirder said...

Those old rail lines often make great bike trails. I especially like them if they have tunnels....

Jenny Woolf said...

I don't think sunsets can be too bright.