week forty-five — go

every so often, i take a break from posting my own shots for the photo of the week and invite my friends to post theirs instead. seeing others’ shots and hearing how they think about photography always gives me another perspective, which is part of what this photo of the week thing is all about

enjoy this week’s post and commentary by my good friend Keegan Hand. for more of his photography, you can follow him on 500px: https://500px.com/KeeganHand


A guest spot on photo of the week! Guess I’ve finally made it…

I haven’t been taking pictures all that long, but it’s something I really enjoying doing. I am naturally very introverted and fine with being on my own.  Photography has allowed me the chance to reshape both the way I think about and see the world. It’s given me a reason to go out and explore the places around me. These photo adventures aren’t only about external exploration, but internal as well. You can learn a lot about yourself when you’re out on these adventures. It helps me break away from my isolated lifestyle.

This photo is one of my favorites for a number of reasons. It was taken on the last weekend of summer with a pal from Chicago (Hooray irony) on the Mount Evans Highway, which is the highest driving road in North America. I love the fact it represents so many different things in such a small frame. There are beautiful colors from the setting sun and greenery on the roadside. The road represents both something very tangible and immensely abstract at the same time. It’s right in front of you, but you also can’t see the end of it. This photo also encompasses and a pure moment for me. There was no past and no future, just then and there. Without the photo it’s very tough to explain, but this is a little slice of what I felt on that day.

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