At Sycamore Row

At Sycamore Row
Canon FT QL, 50mm f/1.8 Canon FL
Fujicolor 200

Sycamore Row is an abandoned segment of the Michigan Road about nine miles south of Logansport. The old roadbed is closely bordered on each side by sycamore trees that, legend says, grew from green sycamore logs placed here in the road’s early days as a form of hard surfacing.

I don’t remember now why I was in South Bend and left for home first thing in the morning. I do remember that it was a weekday morning and I’d be going directly to work.

I was testing a Canon FT QL camera and it was with me in the car. When I reached the sycamores, the sun had not yet burned off all of morning’s mist. I thought I might find some good photographic subjects here. This one turned out not to be too bad, of one sycamore overlooking a farm field.


2 responses to “single frame: At Sycamore Row”

  1. Mike Connealy Avatar

    Very nice. The sycamore’s textures are always inspiring. There are small stands of Arizona Sycamore scattered around New Mexico and I always take a shot at them when I come across them.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m not great at identifying trees — oaks and maples I can pick out, but that’s about it. These sycamores are sort of famous; there’s a historical marker nearby. That’s why I know they’re sycamores! You might enjoy my earlier post about this place, which tells the history a little better and shows some old postcards of the site.

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