Minimum Maintenance by Robert Burdalski II
© 2010 Robert Burdalski II

    • Title: Minimum Maintenance
    • Artist: Robert Burdalski II
    • From: Lumberton, NJ USA

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    • Phone: + 1 (609) 217-2365
    • Address: 53 Bella Road
      Lumberton, NJ 08048, USA

    Artist Statement

    “Minimum Maintenance” was taken on a farm road in central Iowa in the midst of a cross-country bike tour. There was a bridge out on the main road and we had the choice of taking a 12+ mile detour or spending three miles on one of the many “Class B: Minimum Maintenance” dirt roads crossing the state. A tractor trailer rolling by created the cloud of dust at the bottom of a muddy gully (you can barely make out its outline heading up the hill). When we had to pull off the road to let the truck by I took the opportunity to grab my d90 and told my riding partner to go down first. The shot really captured the conflicting feelings of the whole experience: the uncertainty and struggle giving way to spontaneous moments of awe.