Brandi's Poison song and Amy's train photo got my mind on that old Johnny Cash song "I Heard that Lonesome Whistle".
When I first saw Amy's post I drew a blank as to how to connect to it. We don't really have trains around here, well except for freight trains and the train tracks are not very interesting and I certainly don't have any cityscapes. I realized that I was going to have look at the details of her photo in order to come up with my connection and very quickly I found it. She has these awesome lines of continuation in her photo. Almost like that train is just going on and on. At first I was like "corn" rows of corn, of which we have tons around here. I took some pictures of corn rows and wasn't liking anything I took. Back to my songs that were floating around in my head and the random thought that popped into my head, remember?
Lonely train songs got me thinking about lonely roads. Don't ask me why, I don't understand myself half the time either. Ah ha, that was going to be my shot! It is more of a personal interest shot then any kind of super technique shot. This is the road going up to my house on which we are literally the only house on the road and at this point in the road it looks like it could go on and on, just like Amy's train. Also the contrast between her city shot and my country shot is pretty stark. I knew immediately that color was not going to work with this shot so I tried it in black and white. It was okay but not quite right. Switched to sepia and voila, it worked!
Can't wait to see what Jay'me has in store for us tomorrow.