Frosty Path

I enjoy capturing photos of pathways. To me they convey the idea of a journey, where change and growth happen, and I suppose it’s why I find photographing them so fascinating 1.

The photo below is another from my January 30 visit to Barnegat Light while I was on retreat. I’d headed out on to the Maritime Forest trail, surrounded by vegetation both hibernating and snow-covered, and marveled at the sense of being immersed into the landscape. When I turned back toward the trail entrance the snow glaze which clung to the world compelled me to raise the camera to my eye and capture the view for posterity.

Because I find this image so compelling I’d like to issue an invitation to the writers among Painfully Hopeful’s readership. If you were to create a piece of short-fiction based on this photo what story would you tell? I would love to see what you imagine!

Looking toward the entrance to the Maritime Forest Trail
Panasonic Lumix G7 with 25mm lens • ISO 200 • ƒ/8.0 • 1/400 sec

  1. And my favorite are when paths diverge. Oh the metaphors.