The open road beckons, not necessarily to the bold, nor to the timid, but to the wayfarer who finds the empty countryside full of wonder. The wayfaring photographer, it can be said, does not take pictures; rather the pictures take him or her. The locale does not matter. What does matter is patience, a relaxed pace and time for reflection. Looking is not the same as seeing.
What we are talking about, of course, is landscape photography for its own sake—pictures made not to illustrate an article, fill a family album or advertise a resort. The photographs presented here are for the most part the result of wandering, taking the open road and stopping anywhere and everywhere. Most were made far from national parks and other commonly photographed scenic wonders. They are offered as evidence that scenic beauty can be found almost anywhere.