The Road Less Traveled
Sometimes I just find myself exploring. Driving down roads just to see where they go. This was one of those times. I was out shooting a sunrise one morning on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i and heading back to where I was staying when I turned off the main road down a side street. As I drove further, the tree cover became more and more canopy-like and seemed to go on forever.
After a mile or so I pulled out of the trees and parked on the side of the road. I got out and setup my camera. The scene was perfectly still, the trees looming over the road as if they were protecting it from the harsh rays of the sun. I snapped a frame, changed my position a few times, snapped a few more and walked off the road.
There wasn’t any traffic out there anyway, and as I got back in my rental car and looked at my camera’s display I could tell I had a great image in the making. Robert Frost once wrote: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” I find myself repeating that a lot when I’m traveling and photographing places like this. And you know what? Taking the Road Less Traveled does make all the difference.