The More Pleasant Way

Webcam photos. 2016. Ox-Bow Saugatuck, Michigan. 

From a series of attempts to reroute a pathway at OxBow and direct people to take the slightly longer but more scenic path. Where the main path diverged, two switches were buried under the snow. When the shortcut was taken and the switch stepped on, an alarm sound was triggered.  When the “more pleasant way” was chosen, applause and cheers played.  Both switches triggered a webcam to snap a photo and record the time.