Bridge, Florida

Photography out the window of a car is dodgy at best.

Out the window of a moving car, well, what with the movement of the car and no place to really steady myself, I count myself lucky to get something recognizable.

So I was pleased with this causeway-cum-bridge coming back from a nature field trip to the reserve north of Cape Canaveral.  There’s something about seeing the start of it, but not the whole thing, that’s appealing.

And besides, it’s one more for the collection!

Near Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center
Near Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center




  1. “There’s something about seeing the start of it, but not the whole thing, that’s appealing.”
    Excellent point, and thank you. You have helped me to think about roads in photos and in paintings and in art more generally and what they may symbolize about paths in life. This morning I looked for a spring photo as a change for my desktop and found one Dick took of the overgrown road that leads straight up the hill behind our house. It seems to end at the crest of the hill where it meets the sky. As an image, the photo is interesting primarily because one sees the start of the road but does not know where it goes so the imagination is pleasantly engaged, even for someone who has walked that road and been rewarded by the view from the top of the hill. You have made a significant point about the psychology or spirituality of roads in art, which I find especially illuminating for paintings our children have made, but that ties in to my imagery as well.

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Laurna – I think it was my mother who first suggested to me that you don’t need to get the whole thing (of whatever the thing was) in a photograph – something about the mental action of “completion.” I sometimes crop too close, but often find that cutting off a bit of a thing is more effective.

  2. Judith

    Eye-opening shot – if it were out of focus it would be a great abstract. Taking photos out of vehicle windows is the only way to tell a significant part of our life stories.

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