I never expected to find that this old alignment of US 36 was a dirt road. But I go to find the unexpected.
Current US 36 lay 500 feet away, but here it was middle-of-nowhere quiet. I felt not just secluded, but exposed. I wondered how friendly the landowner was. I thought it might be entirely too easy to make a trespasser disappear.
But I lingered anyway, enjoying the tension. I took my time framing this photograph, which I’ve always loved. A copy hangs framed on the wall of my home office.
Old US 36 • Kodak EasyShare Z730 • May, 2007