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Forest Road



If backroads have backroads, this is it.   Deep in the trees near Table Rock lake in the Missouri Ozarks, this road loops around an area of forest before returning to the ‘main’  backroad.   This is an HDR taken last Saturday, as I visited my brother and nephew.   Did you ever make a photo that looks really good when viewed at a large size, but where the WOW factor seems to plummet rapidly as the size shrinks just a little?   That’s what I’m thinking here, and it is a mystery to me.   We have had a lot of fun over the years along this road, so I’m glad to have a good image to remember it by.

5 responses

  1. sontheimnews

    Very nice image, I love the woods in early spring. I know exactly what you mean and frequently print in 13×19. That size usually provides the full impact. 🙂

    April 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  2. oneowner

    There is a backroad much like this that leads to the Nature Center that the Museum owns but it’s not on any map. There is another, more traveled paved road that most people use. I like these backroads but only when it’s dry out since I can’t go off-roading in the Focus, and forget about it in the winter. They make great subjects for photos (like this) and they always give me the impression that someone took the time to take the long way home.

    April 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  3. You can either walk to this location, or take a vehicle you don’t mind getting scraped by tree branches. My brother got us there in his truck, for which my aging legs are grateful. It was great just being out in the woods, away from the city for a change. I don’t get to do that very often any more.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:40 am

  4. Sandy Allen

    Beautiful scenery! You are very fortunate to be able to visit areas such as this – what a blessing!

    April 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm

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