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:bulletred: If you like my photography, please considering purchasing a print, the sales will go towards repairing my camera- After having medical bills from being very sick, I don't have the cash to repair it so I am trying to drum up print sales so I may continue to do what I love; photography. Sunday night while on a photoshoot up in the mountains, my camera gave up the ghost. It would appear the shutter died completely. After having just spent nearly a full week very ill in the hospital, I don't have the money to get a new camera or even repair it (it's loooong out of warranty) They say when it rains it pours, I think I must be going through a flood. I'm quite sad by it all as photography is my relief from an otherwise completely crazy world, it offers me peace of mind which I don't find anywhere else. This year has been incredibly hard for me, from being sick where I am facing my own mortality (because being septic is fun! Not.) to finances from hospital bills to just keeping my sanity, I have always gone to my camera to find comfort. Not much I can do now though I guess. I'll be honest with you all, it's hard being on here seeing everyone's awesome photos knowing that you can't do a dang thing to enjoy the same thing. In fact, it is downright depressing. Literally. Maybe I'll find a winning lotto ticket on the street lol One of my friends was nice enough to let me borrow his brand new Sony a65 until I can raise enough funds to repair mine. I need to buy him a few beers.

About the photograph-There is just something I love about country roads, always have and always will. Bathed in the sunlight of morning golden hour, I almost missed this shot as I was looking for wildlife to photograph and then I noticed the leading lines and sunlight. One of the things I enjoy doing is photographing what I call "compression landscapes". Basically it involves shooting an image, usually a landscape or travelscape, with a very long lens in the range of 400-500mm. Some of my best and favorite images have been captured this way. It's amazing what you can notice that the human eye otherwise wouldn't. That is how I shot this scenic, using my 500 to gaze far down the road and shot in HDR to hold back the highlights some. I am going to have to get back here at the height of Autumn when the trees are bathed in orange, yellow and gold and shoot it then as well. I imagine it will be absolutely gorgeous!

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bradtucker70 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Hi John,

I love your photography!  I would like to use some of your images to put along with scriptures and other inspirational things to post on my website and facebook pages.  Would you be okay with that?  Sorry to hear you have been sick :( Where are you located?  I am in Northwest Arkansas.  My website (It isn't totally finished yet) is
My name is Tracey and you can email me at  I would like to talk to you about doing some ongoing projects together and learn more about your life journey.

moovoo12 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
*cries* ish beautifullll!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :3 :'D
glassreflections Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
One of my favorite reasons I love living in the country is the landscapes changing throughout the seasons. Another superb photo here-- Love it. 
zero- Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great view of this street!
catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
wonderful balance... gorgeous light... love this comp.

nicely done.
snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
glorious pic! :)
Trii-chan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! :heart: It looks like some place near my home. I love this pic!
mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
wonderful work
simon0108 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great warm sun light =)
ravenswolfe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Gorgeous colours, great shot.
kafugi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
layperson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Jeriih Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
My god, this looks beautiful! awesome picture!
CosmicFlarez Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So serene! 
gokhanproject Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful work good tone.
lydi-horror Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg! It's so amazing, I'm so speechless :o <3
Magellan89 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
JestePhotography Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous!  There is so much going on here.  Those lines, seeming to lead somewhere, and then a stop sign... This tells such a story.  Beautiful capture!! :)
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
great colors :thumbsup: ;)
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Romylyn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Eye catching photo, Love it !
kkart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
why thank you :)
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Sep 6, 2013, 6:56:36 AM
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