- Break Time
A forgotten basketball hoop on the end of the outbuilding.
Slouching toward Kalamazoo
- Winter morning
- One day last fall, in the woods, with the twins. Look up.
- Wake up early in winter
The focal point is in the lower right hand corner now. Like the previous image, the grassy area to the left of the road is emphasized, but this is balanced out by bringing in a lot of blue sky.
The focal point is in the upper right hand corner. Had I been standing in the exact middle of the road, this image would have resembled the previous image to a large extent. But because I was at the edge of the road, this composition emphasizes the grassy area at the edge of the road.
The focal point is in the top left corner. This composition emphasizes the road.
The focal point is in the bottom left corner of the image. This composition emphasizes both the sky and the stand of trees to the right.
Our eyes naturally go to the focal point in am image, in this case, the end of the road which is in the center of the image. There is a little visual interest because I was standing off to the side of the road, but nothing much is getting emphasized by this composition.
- Al Sabo 17
I seem to take a lot of pictures of paths when I am in the woods. I sometimes feel that my entire photography career is just photographing potential covers for a new edition of Walden.
- Al Sabo 18
Yet another part of the path.
- Al Sabo 16
This reminds me of walking through a woods in Florida, with sugar sand soil.
- Al Sabo 15
The trails are minimally maintained, but they do clear the trunks of fallen trees.
- Al Sabo 10
A close-up of the sassafras. A tea can be made from the bark of the roots. It's supposed to be delicious, but a lot of work to prepare safely.
- Al Sabo 9
A small specimen of sassafras (Sassafras albidum). You can see the characteristic four different shapes of leaves. Although many plants have different leaves at maturity than they do when they are young, it is unusual to see so many different leaf shapes at the same time. For more about sassafras, read this.
- the frosted tree
- the edge of the woods
- into the woods
- into the woods again