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Choosing Paths

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I got on this morning to get started on my faves and comments... Never did I realize how much support I was going to get on this photo. I hate to do this to all of you again, but there is no way I can thank each of you personally :no:

Thank you to everyone who has viewed, commented or faved this photo, it really means so much to me. :heart:


So many of you have said that this shot reminds you of a certain poem. Here it is:

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.


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Hi Andrea, I'm not sure you'll see this but can I have your permission to use this image as artwork for my independent album? I would be willing to pay for the right! Thanks -Michael

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This photograph is so simple yet it gives us a good idea of what really happens in our everyday lives, whether it is an easy or a hard decision to make, we have to choose what is the best for us all. The railroads seem to dissapear into the deep forest, so if we make a mistake, will there ever be a return? Is there even a mistake? Even though, we all have to make choices, no matter what. I can't even explain it in nice and easy words.

Anyhow, please keep up the good work, I extremely love your photographs <3
Andrea-Reyes's avatar
Thank you so much for the critique, sorry for the late reply to this though :heart:

I was driving and crossed these tracks and saw its potential, I am so glad you enjoyed it as well :huggle:
PanicRawr's avatar
It's alright!
Well, that's a lovely coincidence (:
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This is a very poignant photograph. Simplistic in it's lines and colors, yet the road shines and beckons you. Which one, it says? They look the same--how do we know, unless we put one foot in front of the other. The sky looks stormy, or is it just clearing? The trees are beautiful. Is there a wrong choice? Will the roads merge again? Does that matter? No, it's the journey that matters and the adventure of it all that it has too offer us in our travels; whether it be the the quiet of the journey, or the excitement of the unexpected. Thank you for sharing with this humble DA person.
Andrea-Reyes's avatar
Thank you kindly for taking the time to critique this, it means so much to me and I am honoured that you would say such wonderful things about it.

The sky is stormy, it started to rain shortly after this shot was taken.

I believe I only got a few shots of this railroad. I hope you dont mind being bothered by a little story of how I ended up getting this..

My husband and I were driving around about a month ago trying to find something to shoot, it had been a few weeks since my last outing and I was eager to capture something.. anything.. we happened to drive a few towns over.. as I was staring out the window when we crossed a set of tracks... that was when I saw the way they split and the lovely green side towards one direction and the wonderful variety of autumn colours going the other direction.. I begged my husband to turn around and he did.. we came back up to the tracks, waited till all the traffic was gone and I snapped a few shots! When I got home, I uploaded them and almost forgot they were even there till a few days ago.

Thank you again for everything :heart:
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keep up the good work, btw! The best shots sometimes are the ones that you 'stumble' upon! thanks for sharing the story too, I enjoy hearing about those sorts of happenings.
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you are very welcome. :)
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Your beautiful work is featured in our group's feature :iconsoulcollectors: [link] :hug:
Gryffgirl's avatar
Beautiful photo! Funny thing is that even before I clicked on the thumbnail Frost's "The Road Not Taken" came to mind! :D
BiBiARTs's avatar
excellent shot :clap:
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very very beautiful photo :)
Andrea-Reyes's avatar
Thank you kindly :rose:
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Thank you kindly
RaaaInbooW's avatar
your photos are fabulous!
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:aww: thank you kindly
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Fantastic shot! great balance and vision.
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