Road to Perdition

I’ve decided that once a week (maybe on Wednesdays, who knows), I’m going to post an image that has a corresponding movie title. Why? Well, it came to me on a whim last night and that’s the way most things I do get started. First off, I love movies. Second, I think this will stretch my imagination a little bit. Heck, this may even lead to me taking a photograph specifically BECAUSE it reminds me of a movie. We’ll see.

Completely coincidentally, my buddy Brian posted an image today that was sort of inspired by the Lord of the Rings. I took it as an omen, or confirmation, when I woke up this morning that this was a good idea. I’m looking forward to this series.

Road to Perdition, a movie with Tom Hanks, really has nothing to do with this photo other than being the perfect title. Um, you got a road, and something fairly evil or damning looking lies ahead. I photographed this last year whilst in Toronto for work. I took a day trip exploring the areas west and north of Toronto and this was a little old, abandoned SOMETHING just off a road I was traveling down. Wasn’t sure if it was a barn or a house or what. I honestly didn’t want to get much closer to it, hence the reason I like this title so much. It was foreboding…scary, especially as this was in the quiet, wee hours of the morning with the sun having just risen. I’d be a horrible solo urban explorer…I get spooked too easily *grin*

I’ve been going back through old RAW brackets deleting stuff I wont ever use, but while doing that, I am finding photos I love that I never really processed. This is one of them. I knew right away it was going to be black and white, but I wont lie and say I wasn’t a little bit inspired by Bob Lussier’s photo posted  a few days ago. This is just a three-bracket HDR image, using Photomatix, CS5 and Nik software.

  • http://lussierphoto.com Bob Lussier

    WOW! I absolutely love this image! I’m on board with the concept. Going back through your catalog can reveal some hidden / forgotten gems!

    And I’m always happy to hear I “inspire”. I certainly don’t hear that at home 🙂

  • http://yycofee.wordpress.com Heath O’Fee

    Nice, Mike! Very fitting title for the image…plus I like it a little extra ’cause it’s a Canadian scene 😉

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  • http://www.behindmyeyes.me Jim Denham

    Great concept Mike and a great image. The title and the image just seem to fit! Great movie. too!

  • jina

    I love the concept of the post – movies, yes… photos, yes please!

    And I love that this is one I’ve never seen. You’ve got archives, Mikey. Nice.