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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by (Frost)
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by (Frost)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2010-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Location: Dano, Burkina Faso West Africa
Date: Dec 1, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Travel, Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2010

Life in Burkina Faso. Went with another missionary to a village way out in the bush and got to walk around the paths and take pictures. When trying to think of a fitting title Frost immediately came to my mind. played with sharpness, and contrast mainly.

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

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.

Place: 68 out of 275
Avg (all users): 6.1006
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
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01/08/2011 09:13:34 AM
My favorite poem next to Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening. I love Frost's stuff. Love your interpretation.
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01/08/2011 02:07:08 AM
How the light bathes and bears the bearer, all shimmer beneath the canopy.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2011 10:23:50 PM
for making her the size of a pin...

for trees like snakes...

for hiding their trunks...

I'm putting you in my Posthumous Art Gallery.

01/07/2011 09:19:57 PM
Lovely image; a little overexposed but does not distract.
01/07/2011 01:33:56 AM
Slightly different comp would have made this work even better. The PP work lets this down a bit and I dont think it's needed with this quality shot. Not shure what was done but it does look like you did pp on this? If Im wrong my apologies but the colours and textures on the scene as a whole does look odd and not natural which is important for this type of scene in my taste 7
01/06/2011 10:26:36 PM
the trees nicely frame the subject
01/05/2011 10:04:39 AM
the the processing on this...beautiful colors and tones
01/05/2011 06:00:11 AM
Stunning 9
01/04/2011 08:56:10 PM
One word - Fantastic.

Composition is incredible and it really tells a story.
01/04/2011 05:59:04 PM
windy title detracts from very fetching (no pun intended) image. love tonality. 7 w/o border.
01/03/2011 08:36:51 AM
I like this scene overall. The person adds a lot of interest, and the grass blowing adds movement. But I'm not in love with the sky. Parts near the tree are nice and blue, but the rest is bright white, it's unappealing to me.
01/02/2011 07:11:11 PM
This is an exceptional photo - sadly diminished by the border IMHO.
01/01/2011 05:02:16 AM
Lovely image and composition. The figure of the African girl carrying the basket on her head and her position between the two trees makes this a wonderful image.
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