This path at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida, seemingly leads nowhere as it meanders through the thick growth and around a curve. And that was one of the neat things about visiting the Reserve - the feeling that you really are nowhere, far, far away from civilization.
Of course, you really aren’t that far away at all from some major cities and towns, but you can’t see much of anything except for trees when you are there. And you can’t even see very far down the path, with all of its twists and turns and trees and growth. Every now and then, you will happen upon some other people, or maybe they will happen upon you, if you are standing still and they are moving. But you really can’t see them coming from a long way off, and unless they are making lots of noise, you really can’t hear them from a long way off, either. Apparently, all of that growth provides a pretty good sound buffer.
So if you like to feel like you are getting away from it all, but you still want to be able to jump in your car and drive to McDonald’s in ten minutes or less, then this is the place for you. And no, I forgot to time the drive to McDonald’s, because I was too busy being hungry. But it really wasn’t far at all.
The one who follows instruction is on the path to life, but the one who rejects correction goes astray. - Proverbs 10:17
About the Photo
When it was straight out of the camera, this photo was green. Very green. Really, really green. And as you may have heard, it’s not easy being green. So I worked with the colors a bit to tone down the green some. I also used an Orton effect process to give the photo a little bit of a dreamy look as well, to soften up the hard edges of the leaves a bit. Sometimes I like for my photos to look almost like they aren’t quite real.
A single RAW exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Olympus M.Zukio 25mm f1.8