Our Daily Sykes #157 – Rock, Dirt Road & Stream

In identifying this scene by what is “typical” about it, a student of western geology might choose the Snake River of Idaho-Washington over the Green of Utah-Arizona, or vice-versa – or neither.   I, however, do not know how to use the geological fingerprint on the rock on the left or the grass there or the bush across the road to guide me.  I do see, however, another typical Sykes with both distant and near-at-hand subjects.  That a nearly furtive road winding most likely like the stream is also here lends to the subjects Sykes qualities.  How Sykes has turned this scene or placed himself behind it is a fine example of his sensitivity for the picturesque.

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