Saturday, April 12, 2008

side of the road

Side of the Road
April 2008

My iTunes: This Time by Jonathan Rhys Meyers from the soundtrack to August Rush

First off, let me say how excited I am that I actually have people reading my blog now! It seemed to happen overnight. I went from getting the occasional comment from my faithful reader in Philly to getting 12 comments on my last post! And the number of visitors has broken into the thousands! Thanks for visiting, and for commenting!

Since several people commented on yesterday's photo that Project: Yellow inspired them to take pictures of the lines on the road, I thought this would be a good image for today. I was actually in my car when I took it. I don't remember where I was going, but I had the windows down and the music up, and as I glanced out the window as I was driving, I thought, "That looks like a good picture." So I pulled off to the side of the road, whipped out my camera, and got this.

I like the composition and the two different axes of emphasis. It reminds me of Hagia Sophia because of the dual axes and the way that your eyes are drawn upward to the heavens. But only an art historian would make a connection between a rural landscape of a cornfield and one of the most majestic pieces of architecture known to man.

As for the latest news on my back: surgery is scheduled for 23 April, and I am not allowed to take any ibuprofen for the entire week preceding... I'm not sure how I'm going to survive that week, seeing as right now I'm taking narcotics and 800 mg of ibuprofen four times a day just to bring the pain down to a manageable level. Without medication, I have a hard time walking. We'll see how things go... The 23rd can't come too soon for me.

11 days and counting...

9 comments:

Anna said...

I hope you will do OK while waiting for your surgery! I feel for you.

I love your shot and I am so glad that people are coming and commenting. They will see what I have known since London...you are an awesome photographer with a very unique eye!

Maybe this project will take your mind off your back if even for a moment!

Love ya!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i am so sorry to hear that, Hoping that all will go well, nothing worse than a bad back.
Love the road shot

Carletta said...

Wonderful landscape shot! I like how the yellow lines look uneven and not quite straight. The clouds are gorgeous!
Feel better!

dot said...

So sorry to hear about your back. I will pray for you that all goes well with your back surgery and that you will be able to manage the pain before and after.

Great shot! I did the yellow line today also.

Kerri said...

This is my first visit to your blog....hopped over here from Anna's Project Yellow! Sorry that your back is giving you trouble! Hope these 11 days go FAST for you!!

This is an AWESOME shot!! WOW!

Amy said...

Definitely feel better soon.{{{hugs}}}

I was going to take a photo of the lines here in Maine but seems the road crews have some work ahead of them, most were so faded you coudn't even see that they were yellow!

photowannabe said...

Love your yellow shots and hope this project will help you pass the time while you wait for that surgery. Wishing you the best.

Texas Travelers said...

Great yellow stripe. I drove by these a lot today and never noticed.

Hope your back surgery turns out as well as mine 25 yrs. ago. No pain and my back is like new. good luck.

Like your blog.

Mine is up. Come visit.

Robert said...

I love this image. It makes me wonder what's down the road. Miles of the same? A big city? Another great "yellow" find. Good work.

I'll say a prayer this morning for your surgery and managing the pain.