Sunday, August 22, 2010

Trespassing...

I get tired of going over the same Government sanctioned lands looking for IL critters so I try to keep an eye open for other places to find subjects. Today I pulled off the road in W Macon County and wandered along a dirt path between two fields in the middle of nowhere. Private land is without a doubt where it is at. Though I had heard that the acreage I was exploring was allowed, a "No Trespassing, Violators Will Be Prosecuted To The Fullest Extent Of The Law" sign kept me from going too far. Granted I also heard that the sign was only meant for hunters but I am not down for meeting up with the shotgun toting landowner who might think I am some person out checking their secret marijuana crop. Nevertheless, I walked with respect and was rewarded below. It's just a shame that tens of thousands of acres with so much opportunity for photographic exploration is inaccessible to those (like me) with a genuine respect for the land.





4 comments:

Beau Dodson said...

That last photo is absolutely beautiful! Nice work.

Beau

Tara said...

Great job Paul!
Tara

Suz said...

Oh my those are great!
loved that blue eyed creature
I loved your narrative
cracked me up with the whackjobs
....you are such a wonderful photographer
such an eye for details

Paul said...

Whackjob probably wasn't the best choice of word as I was illustrating from the land owner point of view. I do think that if properly regulated, hemp could do a whole lot of good for the economy not to mention positive social implications regarding the so called war on drugs. This coming from someone 100% clean and sober with no interest in that sort of thing but was young once to know that it isn't the evil we are led to believe.