Dead End

Life on a quiet country road.

Photo captured in Maple Park, Illinois.

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18 thoughts on “Dead End

  1. So great!! I love how you cropped the photo… With the sign becoming dominant and the focus of the composition… And then you see the path on thr left. The yellow tone works exceptionally well here. I feel like I’m at a DEAD END right now… HA! Wonderful post and great work! 🙂

  2. Ok this of course is an amazing shot, both in color and detail. What captured my attention though, was the interesting feature of a seemingly never ending road with a “dead end” sign on the side of it, truly remarkable. Can be used as a metaphysical wit regarding existence and purpose, as well as aim and meaning in life. Absolutely amazing shot in regards to all the aforementioned details.

    • Thanks for the comment and reblog. Your observation regarding the contradictory nature of the endless road and the Dead End sign is noteworthy. Perhaps we are “condemned to be free” as Sartre observed, implored to act and continue down the never ending road despite the obvious signs around us.

      • Those who know the truth are in some sense “condemned” to to be free in a world which is not, and does not allow that freedom to flourish, this is the agony of those few human minds still thinking outside the matrix…

  3. Reblogged this on Infernal Deity of a Psychotic Mind and commented:
    Ok this of course is an amazing shot, both in color and detail. What captured my attention though, was the interesting feature of a seemingly never ending road with a “dead end” sign on the side of it, truly remarkable. Can be used as a metaphysical wit regarding existence and purpose, as well as aim and meaning in life. Absolutely amazing shot in regards to all the aforementioned details.

  4. Cool shot— I’m especially fond of the composition here!

    Was the background blur from the original shot, or did you add that in post’? It looks a little unnatural to me, which is a little unsettling, but it works either way, ‘cos of the subject and mood of the photo.

    Nice one, man. 🙂

    • The background blur was from the original shot. Aside from the obvious color adjustments, there is not much processing here. It does seem a bit unsettling, but I think the road itself is somewhat unsettling. Thanks, Josy.

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