The Making of the Image, Sunny Hill Road 2
In the early springtime, I traveled Tallahassee’s backroads, looking for photo locations along the many canopy roads. I stumbled upon this stretch of Sunny Hill Road one evening and created the photograph Sunny Hill Road 1.
I returned to the same exact location in the late spring, to see how it looked once the leaves had filled out the canopy, and photographed it again. In the final image, the red clay road winds beneath the verdant jungle of a full canopy, a much greener scene than the first image.
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Sunny Hill Road in Tallahassee, Florida
Sunny Hill Road is a country road north of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida, just below the Georgia state line. Part of Sunny Hill Road’s 5.5 mile length is paved and part is unpaved. The road runs mostly east-west from Thomasville Road near the unincorporated community of Iamonia on the western end to Old Centerville Road at the eastern end.
Sunny Hill Road is a rural and scenic drive, passing through the area’s plantation lands. It can be paired with Old Centerville Road, another Tallahassee canopy road, which would head south and come out at Centerville Road/Moccasin Gap Road in Felkel, near Bradley’s Country Store, to create a loop drive instead of an out-and-back drive.