My new favorite way to spend time alone is to throw my medium format gear into the car and drive until I figure out where I want to be. The next time you find yourself at home with nothing to do (or even worse… spending your time doing nothing worthwhile!) consider going for a drive with a camera. It is surprisingly liberating and I promise that you will rediscover your sense of adventure.
Point of Rocks is a beautiful and quite scenic stop along the C&O Canal. You can find it by following Route 15 until it reaches the Potomac River. It has long been a favorite place of mine – not only is it calming and serene, the drive there is peaceful and you’ll often find roadside vendors with BBQ, produce, or kettle corn littering the side of the road all the way down.
I stopped by Point of Rocks on Saturday evening around 6 p.m. The light was perfect – “golden hour” at its finest. All images were shot with a Mamiya RB67 SD-Pro medium format camera on Kodak Portra 400 film. The 120 negatives were scanned with an Epson V500. These are the images uncropped and unaltered other than a bit of curves, color temperature management, and a bit of dodge and burn.