The Making of the Image, Sunny Hill Road 3
I had photographed this area in the early springtime while exploring Tallahassee’s backroads, looking for photo locations along the many canopy roads. I returned in the late spring, to see how it looked once the leaves had filled out the canopy, and photographed the area again.
In the final image, the clay canopy road threads its way through the lush jungle under a full, green canopy.
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Sunny Hill Road in Tallahassee, Florida
Sunny Hill Road is a canopy 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.