There’s something about paths that I find intriguing and appealing in a number of ways. Where do they lead to? Who has gone on this path before me? Where would it take me? So what is around that next bend in the path? The end is usually not visible, just a portion of the journey is, and to see more you must take the path to discover what is around that next corner. And usually around the next curve of the path there is yet another one, and then another, yet again concealing what may lie ahead, beckoning and teasing one to journey onward. Twisting and turning the path draws me forward, my curiosity getting the best of me; what is around that next corner?
Aesthetically they are pleasing to the lens of a camera. They usually start wide, filling most of the foreground and then heading off into the horizon, into infinity or obscured again by a bend in the path. The results can often be dramatic and tremendously pleasing for the photographer. Enough so that I find myself endlessly searching for pathways when perhaps I should be enjoying more of the rest of the scenery surrounding me!