Friday, March 26, 2010

2 Things Challenge Private/Public

The 2 Things Challenge this week is Private/Public. During one of my early photography classes, we had an excursion to Dismals Canyon Conservatory in northwest Alabama. I was unable to go with the class on Saturday, so my wife and I drove up the next week. Since this is designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service, I assumed I would be able to get in and take some photos. Not true; it is actually PRIVATE property and is only open to the PUBLIC at certain times, especially if it's not in the summer. This is what I got to see of the Dismals that day.

Naturally I was disappointed, but after driving all that way, I wanted some photographs, so I walked across the highway to a small primitive camping area and got some nice autumn leaves. This is my favorite one.

I had posted the leaves long ago here, but this is a better size.


Vivian said...

Well, that top photo shows what "private" is all about, chain and all! They should have added: No Dogs Allowed ( Snoopy knows all about that )

Oh yes, your 2nd picture is lovely. I love the colors of fall. I like the way the leaves are sitting so gently in the water. See? got a nice photo after all.

Maya said...

Well, that first shot certainly has Private written all over it!

Rob said...

The Public Private space is closed.