The Miles Marker

Two weekends ago I was driving to Des Moines, Iowa, and I shot this photo of a barn that is just off of I-80 in Illinois. I usually look for this particular barn whenever I’m on this highway. Needing to leave at around five in the morning to get there on time, I was finally able snap a photo of this barn in the perfect morning light. This barn has always stood out to me. I’ve passed it many times in my travels during my travels to and from the Quad Cities. It was a marker I would always look for – like the time I drove all night for a girl I thought I was in love with – to the drive  I made to meet up with my sisters the night my father passed away.  Most of my friends and family have now since moved out of town, but whenever I’m driving west and I pass that barn, I feel like I’m driving home.



Shot with Fuji X100