Once again, it's time to “expose” myself here at MBIP. Recently, a photographer friend of mine persuaded me to upload some of my photos on Pheed. Pheed is kind of “Twitter enhanced” as I see it, but it has a lot of “exposure” (sorry for the redundancy of the pun) to the masses without a lot of inane chatter. It has it's share of “yout,” but it also has a lot of talent, especially in photography, including some world class photographers as well. I began to upload some of my work, and it's received a pretty favorable response. It has a nice little copyright/watermark feature (as seen in these photos) that I have used there as well. To see these and others (if so inclined) the page can be found here: “Boris” Boden on Pheed.
Recently, on my travels along Old IL US66, I have come across a myriad of sights, from the old to the restored (even a few Chicago skyline sunsets as well). Some of these include a few Car club cruises down Route 66, as well as some abandoned sites along the way. One of my favorites is the “Baby Head on a Post” (or “Doll Face,” as I affectionately call it) along some farmland. I've shot it a number of times, during different seasons and lighting and Spring arrived and it still sits perched atop the post. Freakishly beautiful. I have no idea what the story is behind it, if it has meaning or just a farmer's sense of humor, but never the less, it intrigues me to return time after time. Located along a large expanse of farmland, I don't even know where to inquire about it. It's become sort of a "Central Illinois Easter Island" to me.I'm still experimenting and learning over the past 2 years since I began taking photos, but as I have stated before, it's become an addiction of sorts (much healthier than some of mine in my “former life”) and I find a great deal of peace behind the camera lens.
Sit back, look at all the pretty colors and enjoy the trip. Wait a minute, I think I heard that in my 'former life' as well. As you were soldiers.
PS: Happy Father's Day to all of you out there, and let's remember those that are not with us, I know I will.