I got nothin’

At least I thought I didn’t. I was really drawing a blank for this week’s challenge. In fact I had pretty much given up and was looking forward to Friday for the next challenge so I could redeem myself.

Thanks to Paula, from Lost In Translation, who gave me a “motivational push,” I was able to find something hiding in my archives that I could squeeze in for this week.

The Journey,

Every one begins with a single step, as they say. My journey through the Saco Heath began with a nice stroll through the misty woods before coming to this boardwalk that winds through the bog itself. Before you ask, the walkway is more sturdy than it seems, but I did have to watch my step. Since I had timed my visit to coincide with the rhodora bloom, I was willing to brave a few rotten boards. I couldn’t have asked for better conditions either. The mist and fog were perfect for photography in a bog.

Saco heath bog, Saco, ME.

Thanks for the push Paula, this one’s for you!

23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

  1. Very inviting journey. I think this also speaks to journeys as they aren’t always nice and neat with change along the way. I don’t mean in any way the photo isn’t nice and neat 🙂 I’m referring to the boarded path that has nooks and uneven spots and mismatches and tapers in areas, etc. Bravo!

    1. Thanks Adam, it is a great place. Not only is it gorgeous when the rhodora are in full bloom, but there are quite a few other wildflowers along the path through the woods leading to the bog. Makes it hard to decide what to photograph first!

    1. Thank you very much.

      After paying a little visit to your little corner of blog-land, I have to say I am more than a little impressed. If I didn’t dislike photographing people, or even having them in my photos, as much as I do, I would wish to be able to do it as well as you do. You are an amazing wedding photographer. I can’t imagine any of your brides not being ecstatic with what you provide.

      1. Thanks, Jeff! Your words really, truly touched me. I was having a terrible week until I read your reply. So much that I wanted to post your comment on a blog post. With your permission, could I post one of your watermarked photos and a link back to your website on my next blog post? I think your work is beautiful and inspirational.

        1. You are very welcome. I’m sorry to hear you were having a terrible week.

          Feel free to use my comment and share an image or two. I could use all the publicity I can get 😀

          I hope your week is getting better! As long as you keep doing what you do as well as you do it, there are going to be a lot of happy brides in Fla.!

  2. beautiful! i like the idea of a journey being more than what meets the eye. the path goes beyond the frame of the photo – a very welcoming image.
    thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you. Sometimes I think the best journeys are also somewhat of an adventure, where the final destination isn’t quite known.

      Kind of like life. 😉

  3. Awwww, I am touched Jeff, and you couldn’t have picked a better one. I knew you had something up your sleeve. Great choice and work! You have crossed some really inspiring paths in your life….

    1. That I have.

      But, some of the most inspiring “paths” I’ve crossed have been those of people such as yourself. One of the great satisfactions I get out of writing my blog is that I get to meet and interact with people the world over. 99.999% of whom I would never have crossed paths with if it weren’t for my photographs and blog. Yet here we are on a Sunday afternoon, half a world away…

  4. As a home inspector, I have to say that the path shown is a serious trip hazard, a common cause of accident and injury. Now that I’ve done my civic duty, it’s beautiful! lol

    1. A real fixer-upper that’s for sure! You can see that they are slowly repairing it with composite decking. I have mixed feelings about it though. The brighter red of the composite sticks out like a sore thumb. I had to do my best not to include any more of it than had to for the shot.

      And thank you, it is a great place.

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