Outpost

There's something special about the highway between Salem and Eugene. Life spreads out, farmland gets larger, the land opens up, the pace changes. It can be twenty minutes between off-ramps, and even then there's just a lonely outpost. Here, beyond the confines of the Willamette Valley, the sky is large and open, the sunset as long and far-reaching as the continuous strip of highway ahead.

I snapped this out the car window last week while coming back from visiting with my mom in Eugene. It's nothing much of a shot, but a momento of the drive. Night falling on one of those outposts, in the middle of open country.

 

FujiFilm XE-1, 18-55mm @ 18mm, ISO 6400, 1/100, f/6.4

By Adriel Henderson