Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Commonplace Landscape

I'm really fond of the "commonplace landscape." Ansel Adams sought and made glorious, dramatic, romantic, perfect pictures of amazing places. He also made less well-known images of less picturesque places. I confess to a fondness for the commonplace landscapes that let you plug into what a country really looks like on an every-day basis.

Obviously, commonplace landscapes are everywhere, and a little order and rhythm can be imposed on most of them with some patience and empathy. Roads are a special favorite of mine. They've all got a story to tell.

1 comment:

BobG said...

That photo makes me wish I was driving my Wrangler up that road.