Photography, Road Trips

An autumn drive down State Road 45

It’s a surprisingly twisty highway, State Road 45 between Bloomington and Bean Blossom here in Indiana. But then, this is about where the glaciers stopped flattening this state. North from here, roads run straight for as far as the eye can see; south from here, they must follow at times challenging terrain. State Road 45 leads the pack. I’ve photographed this road before, in 2013 (here) and 2006 (here), but never before in the autumn. This overcast but bright day gave surprisingly delicious light for capturing the colors and textures here.

Indiana State Road 45
Indiana State Road 45
Indiana State Road 45
Indiana State Road 45
Indiana State Road 45
Indiana State Road 45
Indiana State Road 45

Pentax K10D, 28-80mm f/3.5-4.7 SMC Pentax-FA 

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10 thoughts on “An autumn drive down State Road 45

  1. The Mrs and I drove this last year as another way home from visiting our daughter in Bloomington. Beautiful scenery!
    But all I could think the whole time was how wished we were in the Miata instead of the minivan.

    • zOMG, the MINUTE the weather turns, take the Miata down here!! This road is plenty entertaining in my (surprisingly well handling) Ford Focus; I can imagine it would be a blast in the Miata.

  2. Dan Cluley says:

    Very nice. Southern Michigan is flat like Northern. Indiana, but these shots remind me of parts of Northern MI.

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