Two roads diverged

…I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken
1915

The road not taken.  Photo and photo illustration by Steve Rossman.The raw material for this shot was taken in Torrey Pines State Reserve, a quietly beautiful park on the coast between La Jolla and Del Mar.  The park encompasses marshland and lagoon, a beach area and a high tor with sandstone cliffs overlooking the sea.

Just below Red Butte, on the Razor Point Trail, there’s a wonderful, unmarked little canopied path, a sunken forest of sorts.  In all the years I’ve been shooting there, I don’t ever remember seeing another soul on this path.  Maybe I have.  I like to think not.

This scene was shot with a Nikon D70 and a 55mm Nikkor lens.   The final image was worked extensively in PhotoShop.  It’s part of a series called “Fictional Landscapes.”

p.s. I quoted just one stanza.  Go back and read Frost’s poem again (I know you read it in high school).  You can find it here.  It’s just as lovely with fresh eyes.

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2 Responses to Two roads diverged

  1. Love the photo. Love the poem. Inspiration for the day.
    Thanks Steve.

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