Monday Escape

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Tree 'dancing' beside Route 66 in Oklahoma, USA

“Dancer”
Route 66, Oklahoma, 2011

This beautiful tree sits beside a field and just a dozen or so strides east from an abandoned filling station west of El Reno, Oklahoma. Though I was shooting the old filling station, the way this tree’s branches whipped and whirled in the air brought a dancer’s graceful yet strong movements to mind, thus the title of the photograph. The beginning of my 2011 Route 66 photo shoot had been dogged by rain, but as you can see, we were at last leaving the downpour behind us; the sky is still a bit dark, but already the puddles are gone and Route 66 itself is already dry.

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