Monday, September 19, 2005

Feels Almost Like Home

"True Americana" by Wes Aldridge

This is a shot from west Tennessee. It really hits me good. It is real. It is beautiful. It is Americana and I get a feeling that I am at home when I see it.

Can you imagine how lucky and wonderful of a life I have to be traveling about doing photography and to see a scene like this? Yes, some of us were born lucky. This is scene is the stuff that has stitched America together. These old farm scenes with the peeling paint and old red trucks and purple clouds in the sky, this is America. And I am so glad that I get to visit these small towns and countrysides to see such things. I am a city dweller, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I need my Tennessee Titans football games, my rush hour traffic jams and my 3 a.m. Taco Bell runs with the boys after a hard night of fun on 2nd Avenue. But, I also desperately need those real moments of country that are far removed from Urban Hell.

This was one of those majestic times, and I love it.